Robbie Walsh leads the Connacht Boys after an impressive round where he shot a 68. The Kinsale teenager had five birdies on his way the the four under par round in Oughterard. A bogey on the final hole spoiled an otherwise flawless round, and he ties the overnight lead with Joshua Hill. Keelan McCarthy (Lee Valley) and Shane Connor (East Cork) are the next best Cork players, they shot level par and are tied for 13th place. Muskerry duo Fionn Hickey (+2) and Jack Egan (+3) are both inside the top thirty, along with Mallow’s Ronan Feerick. Round two in Oughterard takes place tomorrow with the top 45 qualifying for the final round.
Pat Lyons leads in Kilkenny – Irish Seniors Close Pat Lyons shot an opening one Continue reading
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
Castlemartyr’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
Ronan Feerick (Mallow), Zak Collins (Douglas) and Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay) were all named on the Munster Under 14 interprovincial team today, in advance of the interpro’s which take place on Tullamore in two weeks time.
Munster Under 14 Team:
Zak Collins (Douglas)
Luke Danaher (Newcastle West)
Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay)
Ronan Feerick (Mallow)
Rory Milne (Faithlegg)
Morgan O’Sullivan (Ballyneety)
Non Travelling Reserve Seanie Lenihan (Gold Coast)
Team Captain – Liam Troy
Team Manager – Jim Lyne
Provincial Coach – Fred Twomey
In Tralee today Cork’s Pat Lyons missed out on a win at the Irish Seniors Close. Lyons signed for a 77 in the final round and finished in third place behind Castletroy’s Eamonn Haugh. Lyons had led the competition after 18 holes and after 36 holes. Castlemartyr’s John O’Brien secured his top ten position with a 76 to finish in 6th place, and Bandon’s Donal O’Donovan was also in the top ten. Tom Cleary finished in 17th place and also finished in second place in the over 60 category, while Muskerry’s Hugh O’Leary and Douglas’ Karl Bornemann were in the top 20. Cork’s Peter Cowley won the over 70 category.
Overnight leader Pat Lyons (Cork) driving at the 18th tee in the second round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Tralee Golf Club today. Picture by Pat Cashman
Pat Lyons (Cork Golf Club) has retained his lead after the second round of the Irish Seniors Close at Tralee today. Lyons shot a three over par 75, on the second consecutive day that no player in the field managed to break par. The Cork Golf Club member has a one shot lead going into the final round. John O’Brien and Donal O’Donovan both remain in the top ten, they matched scores again today with 68’s and they are tied for 7th place six shots behind the leader. Irish Seniors Open Champion Tom Cleary carded a second round 76 to climb up to 15th position, and he also holds the lead in the over 60 category. Karl Bornemann (Douglas) is also in a tie for 15th place. Cork’s Peter Cowley is second in the over 70 category, three shots off the lead. Muskery’s Hugh O’Leary and Kinsale’s Jerry Crean also made the cut for the final day.
Irish Seniors Close Live Scoring
Kinsale’s Mark Healy
Kinsale’s Mark Healy is tied for seventh place heading into the final round at the Connacht Boys at Glaway Golf Club. Healy is six strokes off the lead after shooting rounds of 73 & 74. John Murphy was the only other Cork golfer to make the cut for the final round, John had round of 78 and 73 to lie just outside the top 20.
Darren Hourihan (Douglas) had a second round 79 to miss the final round cut by two shots and Brian O’Connell, Eamonn O’Driscoll and Cillian Moloney also missed the cut.
In Tralee, Pat Lyons (Cork) leads the field in the Irish Seniors Close. Lyone had two birdies on the front nine and turned on one under, but three bogies on the back nine saw him sign for a two over par 73, and finish day one two shots clear of the field. There’s a strong Cork challenge after the first round, Castlemartyr’s John O’Brien is in a tie for 4th along with Donal O’Donovan (Bandon) and Leinster Seniors winner Michael Quirke (Doneraile) is a shot behind. Karl Bornemann (Douglas), Tom Cleary (Cork ) and Jerry Crean (Kinsale) are all in the top 30.
Irish Seniors Close Round 1 Scores