Butler & Sugrue bow out in Irish Close, Egan & Costello make the cut in Irish Boys U16

Munster Boys Under 16 Open Championship 2016, Nenagh Golf Club, Wednesday 29th June 2016, Jack Egan

Jack Egan (Muskerry)

Cathal Butler and James Sugrue both lost out in the first matchplay round at the AIG Irish Close Championship in Galway yesterday.  They were the only two Cork golfers to make it into the top 64 after the 36 hole strokeplay qualifier.  Butler was up against West of Ireland winner Barry Anderson and the Kinsale man was one up after 14, but Anderson won three holes on the trot to close the match on the 17th.  Sugrue brought his match to the 18th, but crucially couldn’t win the final hole and lost by one hole to Portmarnock’s James Fox.

Muskerry’s Jack Egan made the cut for the final round at the Irish Boys Under 16 Open in Rockmount.  Egan was going around nicely today until he found trouble on the 17th and had to sign for an 80.  Still he ended up two inside the cut mark, just inside the top 25.  Kinsale’s Jody Costello shot rounds of Continue reading

Walsh and Boland through to Final Round of Irish Under 16

Mitchelstown’s Adam Boland and Mallow’s Ed Walsh have both made the cut in the Irish Boys Under 16 Open Championship at The Heath Golf Club.  Walsh and Boland were the only two Cork golfers to be named on the Munster Under 16 team and their good run of form has continued.

Mallow's Edward Walsh

Mallow’s Edward Walsh

Boland is currently in 6th place just three strokes off the lead and has a great chance of pushing on tomorrow.  Walsh is just outside the top twenty but is 7 shots off the lead to a win is a big ask for the Mallow golfer.

Irish Boys Under 16 Live Scoring   ========       Draw for Round 3

Among those to miss the cut were Liam Dowling and Roy Whelan (Mallow), Michael Kelly (East Cork), Sean Foley, Eoghan O’Shea and Conor Twomey (Mahon) and David Hanley (Douglas)