Strong Home Challenge in Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, quarter-finals

There’s a very strong home challenge in the quarter finals of the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, with five Muskerry members competing in the final eight.

With seven of the eight quarter-finalists confirmed, it looks like the home club will have at least two golfers in tomorrow’s semi-finals.

The quarter final draw is:

Liam Harte Jnr (Muskerry) v Diarmuid Linehan (Muskerry)
Mark Dennehy (Muskerry) v Damien Ryan (Muskerry)
Joe O’Keeffe (Muskerry) v Zak Collins (Douglas)
Gary Morris (Macroom) v Colm O’Donoghue (Castletroy)/Kieran O’Brien(East Cork)

All matches to be completed this afternoon.

Last 16 set for Round 3 in Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, Muskerry Golf Club

64 golfers started this morning but after 48 matches in Muskerry only 16 remain.  The first two rounds in Ireland’s most challenging junior competition was completed in Muskerry today, with several matches going to sudden death.

Round Two Results

Ford Junior Scratch 2018 R2

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Top 64 set for Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy

CGN Ford JST 16th Apr 2017-68Cork’s most demanding golf event is all set to start next week when 64 golfers will aim to make it through six rounds of matchplay golf.  The eventual winner will become the Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy champion.  While many golfers will be looking forward to morning off on Easter Sunday, the four semi-finalists will be facing into their fifth game of golf in three days, and all four will be hoping to reach a sixth game in the afternoon final.  Almost two weeks ago, over 250 competitors took part in the two-day qualifier in Muskerry, all hoping to finish in the top 64 and get through to the matchplay stage.  With a new handicap limit of 4, the event provides a mix between the established Junior Cup and Bruen golfers, and younger golfers heading for Barton or Senior Cup appearances.  Fota Island’s Anthony O’Connell led the qualifiers with a very impressive nett 57 for his 16 hole qualifier.  John McSweeney (Muskerry) led four golfers to finished with 58 in the first day of the qualifier.  Monkstown’s Billy Egan finished on top of the leaderboard on the second day.  He shot the best of the 58’s around the 16 hole course while Seamus Spencer (Berehaven) and David O’Brien (Cahir Park) also finished on 58.  Main sponsors Ford have been involved in the competition since 1992, continuing a long tradition of supporting amateur golf in Cork.  The trophy holds the names of many popular Cork golfers, including two previous Continue reading

And then there were 4, Ford Junior Scratch Trophy

The quarter-finals are over and only three matches remain in Cork’s biggest handicap competition.  It’s an early morning start for the four semi-finalists, with one of them being added to the famous roll of honour tomorrow afternoon.

Ford Junior Scratch QF

Semi-Finals
8.000am: John O’Sullivan (Fota Island) v Jack Boyd (Lee Valley)
8.10am: Noel McGee (Fota Island) v Kieran O’Brien (East Cork)

McGee still in the hunt, Ford Junior Scratch Trophy R3 Results

Leading qualifier Noel McGee (Fota Island) had a 3&1 win over former winner John McSweeney to make his way into the quarter final this morning.  Interesting Fota Island have four golfers in the final eight, Lee Valley have two and East Cork and Monkstown have one each.

Ford Junior Scratch R1_3

The quarter-finals are underway with the four winners coming back tomorrow morning for the semi-finals.

Quarter-finals:
Liam Power v John O’Sullivan
Jack Boyd v Anthony O’Connell
Frank Bruen v Noel McGee
Kieran O’Brien v Stephen Brett