Byrne takes 3rd at Fairhaven

Sara Byrne Fairhaven 2017Sara Byrne continued her good form as she finished in third place at the Fairhaven Trophy this weekend.  The Douglas golfer was in Lancashire along with a large number of Irish golfers competing in the Lytham and Fairhaven trophies.

Byrne posted rounds of 78,77,74 and 76 on the par 75 red course, and while she finished in place in the girls competition, she was 15th overall in the field of 40 top young amateurs from the UK & Ireland.

Just up the road from Fairhaven, John Murphy was in action in Lytham at the Lytham Trophy.  Unfortunately for the Kinsale man, he missed the cut after 36 holes.

Fairhaven Trophy Final Scores

Murphy selected for Fairhaven Trophy

John Murphy April 2016Kinsale’s John Murphy has been selected on the Irish Boys team that will travel to the Fairhaven Trophy.  Murphy is one of a team of four from Ireland and this will mark his second international event.

Murphy has had a good start to the season, he played well in France and he also made the cut last weekend at the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup.  The leaving cert student is a busy man, he was at a training camp with the Irish Boys this weekend and he’ll head off  to North West England.  In addition to this, Murphy also played with the Kinasle Fred Daly trophy team last weekend – twice!  Kinsale saw off Douglas in the first round, and then they beat Blarney in the second round.  They will face Fota Island in the South Munster semi-final.

The Fairhaven Trophy is a 72 hole strokeplay event that takes place over three days.  Fairhaven is a championship links course next to the Open Championship venue, Lytham & St Annes.  150 golfers will take part in the competition.  It’s the first time that a Cork golfer has been selected since Mallow’s James Sugrue went in 2013 & 2014.  Sugrue finished in 10th place in 2014 .

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Sugrue & Tobin in Fairhaven Trophy

Sugrue & Tobin in Fairhaven Trophy

By Niall O’Shea

James Sugrue and Paul Tobin represented Ireland last week in the Fairhaven Trophy with Sugrue leading the Irish charge.  The competition is one of the leading international scratch competitions for juniors and attracts a field of almost 150 golfers from across Europe.  Fairhaven is a championship links course next to the Open Championship venue, Lytham & St Annes. Continue reading