Sugrue & Murphy top 10 in Irish Youths, Ryan wins Wexford Pro-Am

Golf_James Sugrue_MunsterNeither James Sugrue or John Murphy managed to overcome Neil McKinstry’s lead in the Irish Youths yesterday although they  both finished inside the top ten.  Murphy was in second place, two shots off the lead going into the final round and Sugure was just one shot behind Murphy.

Sugrue got off to a great start with a birdie on the opening hole but bogies on 4,5 and 6 meant that he dropped back and wasn’t able to put pressure on the leaders.  The par 70 course had a CSS in round three of 73, indicating the difficulty in scoring for all golfers.  None of the 100 golfers playing were able to match par with only seven golfers returning 71.  Murphy had a tough start to the day, he was in the final group with leader Neil McKinstry.  Murphy had a double bogey on the 2nd, and Continue reading

Murphy goes low at Irish Youths

Kinsale Pro-Shop Challenge, fundraising event for Special Olympics, Kinsale Golf Club, Monday 22nd August 2016Kinsale’s John Murphy shot the low round of the day in Galway today to move into second place at the Irish Youths.  Murphy shot a one under par 69 to see him finish on level par after 36 holes, and two off the lead held by Neil McKinstry.  Murphy had plenty of colour on his card with four bogies and five birdies, but it was enough to jump him 10 spots up the leaderboard.  Munster’s Robin Dawson also matched Murphy’s 69 and he’s one shot back on +1.  Mallow’s James Sugrue is also within touch of the lead, he added a 73 to his opening 68 and is tied with Dawson on +1 in 4th place.  Darragh O’Connor (Fota Island) added another 72 and he’s in 14th place, six shots off the lead.  Cathal Butler (39th) is currently 10 shots off the lead and Continue reading

McCarthy takes 4th place at Irish Youths

Paul McCarthy (Mallow Golf Club)

Paul McCarthy (Mallow Golf Club)

Paul McCarthy shot a final round 70 to move up the leaderboard to 4th place at the Irish Youths in Moyola Park.  McCarthy from Mallow had five birdies and four bogies to finish his day on one under and +2 for the tournament.

A final round 76 from Kinsale’s John Murphy saw him head in the other direction, he dropped out of the top ten and finished in 16th place.  Timmy Broderick also shot a 76 to finish just inside the top 30 on +9 for the tournament. Continue reading

Ward & McCarthy in the hunt at Irish Youths

Gary Ward (Kinsale)

Gary Ward (Kinsale)

Gary Ward (Kinsale) and Paul McCarthy (Mallow) are both in the hunt after a rain delayed first round at the Irish Youths at Moyola Park.

Ward finished on +1, five shots off the lead.  He opened well with birdies on the 4th & 5th but disaster struck on the 7th.  He lost a ball which presumably plugged in the soft rough, and ended up with a triple bogey.  He can back from that in level par however to give himself every chance in the second round.  McCarthy also finished on +1 but he had a more straightforward front nine parring every hole.  He also parred the 10th  before dropping shots at the 11th & 13th.  He birdied the final hole to sign for a one over par 72, and a share of 14th place.  John Murphy (Kinsale) is in the top 30 after a two over par 73.

Paul McCarthy (Mallow Golf Club)

Paul McCarthy (Mallow Golf Club)

Paul Tobin (Cork) and Timmy Broderick (Kinsale) carded 75’s and have a great chance of making the cut for the final round tomorrow.  Mark Healy (Kinsale) is one shot adrift on 76.  Cillian Moloney (Fota Island) and Cian Kidney (Lee Valley) are both just outside the top 100 and making the cut will require a much better round tomorrow.

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