O’Leary Runner Up in Irish Seniors Close, Malone Golf Club

2017 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Malone Golf Clu

Hugh O’Leary (Castlemartyr) driving at the 18th tee in the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Malone Golf Club today. Picture by Pat Cashman

Hugh O’Leary from Castlemartyr captured second place in the Irish Seniors Close at Malone today. O’Leary started the final around just one shot behind Jim Carvill and while he couldn’t catch the leader he did hold on to second place.  Similar to yesterday, O’Leary struggled on Malone’s front nine and turned on +4.  And just like yesterday he broke par on the back nine with birdies is at the 16th and 17th.  That saw him finish one shot ahead of third placed Desmond Shearer.  Karl Bornemann continued his steady scoring for a third day, he signed for a 74 which saw him retain his sixth place position.

Cork’s Fergal Deasy made his senior’s debut this week and he continued his recent form to claim a top ten finish.  Deasy was one of only two players to break par today.  He was level par after the front nine after three birdies, three Continue reading

O’Leary one off the lead in Malone, Irish Seniors Close

GUI LogoCastlemartyr’s Hugh O’Leary is just one off the lead going into the final round of the Irish Seniors Close.  O’Leary was in the top ten after the first round and a one under par 71 today saw him rise to second place, just one shot behind Banbridge’s Jim Carvill.  O’Leary had a spectacular back nine.  After three bogies on the front nine and another on the 10th, he bounced back with five birdies in seven holes to sign for a 70.  O’Leary and Carvill were the only players to break par in the second round.

Douglas Captain Karl Bornemann proved the duties of high office needn’t interfere with your golf as he continued his recent good form.  Bornemann is tied for 7th after a tidy 74 today.  Michael Quirke (Doneraile) is just inside the top 20 on Continue reading