Boland rises to 5th in Castletroy, Irish Boys Round 3

AIG Senior Cup, Mallow Golf Club, Sunday 25thth June 2017

Adam Boland

Mallow’s Adam Boland produced another sub par round today to move into the top five at the Irish Boys Amateur Open.  Boland was in fine form with plenty of birdies going in, including two important ones on the 15th and 16th.  The birdies were mixed with a few bogies and the only real error of the day happened on the tricky 13th when Boland had a double bogey six.  Boland is just four shots off the lead meaning that a win will be a big ask, but another consistent round with a score of par or better should see the Mitchelstown man improve on his current position.

Both Mark Power and John Brady went backwards after rounds of 74 and 77 and the lead is now held by England’s Danny Daniels and Jack Cope.  They’re both on -5, two shots ahead of Power.

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Boland leads Cork challenge in Castletroy, Crean takes top ten spot in Leinster Seniors

AIG Senior Cup, Mallow Golf Club, Sunday 25thth June 2017Mallow’s Adam Boland shot a one under par 71 in Castletroy yesterday in the opening round of the Irish Boys Open Championship.  Fresh from a positive weekend with Mallow’s Senior Cup team, Boland bogied the 3rd hole but followed it with three birdies on the back nine to turn on -2.  He opened the back nine with two bogies but got a shot back soon after and signed for a 71.  That has him in 8th place, four shots behind defending champion Mark Power who’s in the lead on -5.  Sean Leonard and Jack Egan will need to improve today if they are to make the cut.  Both are on +6, and Kanturk’s Daniel Continue reading

Murphy Goes Low for 4th Place Finish in Irish Boys Open

Kinsale's John Murphy in action in the Fred Daly Trophy

Kinsale’s John Murphy in action in the Fred Daly Trophy

Kinsale’s John Murphy went low on the final day of the Irish Boys Open in Tuam, and doing so rocketed up the leaderboard to 4th place.  Murphy had a poor finish on Thursday, after starting well he dropped five shots on the back nine.  There were no such mistakes on Friday, he was the only golfer to beak 70 as he recorded five birdies and two bogies for a closing 69.  Murphy won recently won the Under 18 Medal at the Leinster Youths has shown great form at inter-club level and will no doubt be looking forward to the Munster Boys Open Championship in Mallow in two weeks.

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Sean Desmond in Top 10 at Irish Boys

Monkstown’s Sean Desmond shot a one under par 71 in the second round of the Irish Boys to climb into the top 10.  Tuam Golf Club is the venue for the 72 hole competition and Desmond carded five birdies in his round today.  He was three under through the 13th hole but he gave back two shots with bogeys on the 14th and 15th.  A 36 hole total of 145 (+1) see’s the Monkstown golfer in a tie for 7th place. Continue reading