Mallow Scratch Cup win for Max Kennedy

Max Kennedy (Royal Dublin) in action in Mallow. Pic: Niall O’Shea

Mallow hosted another great scratch cup last weekend, with Dubliner Max Kennedy winning after 54 holes.  The Louisville student finished three clear of the field to win comfortably.  The event attracted a full timesheet, featuring Irish internationals and provincial golfers all hoping to win the Dan Butler Cup.  Although Kennedy was three off the lead following the opening round on Saturday morning, an afternoon 68 meant there was a six shot swing and he held a three shot lead Continue reading

McKibbin wins in Blarney, Munster Boys Under 16 Championship

Munster Boys Under 16 Championships, Blarney Golf Club, Tuesday 11th April 2017

Tom McKibbin

Holywood’s Tom McKibbin proved his credentials in Blarney yesterday when he shot a 69 to win the Munster Boys Under 16 Championship.  McKibbin finished on 141, three shots clear of the field.  The two handicapper was the only golfer to break par on day two, and that was thanks to three birdies at the start of the back nine.  With no one else threatening, McKibbin know he had the control over the competition heading into the final three holes.  McKibbin showed maturity coming down the last, with water and out of bounds surrounding the green, he chose to lay up.  What resulted was his second bogey of the day but even with that he still finished three shots clear of the field.  Overnight leader Jack Brown (The Heath) finished day two with a 77 to claim second place (144) and Eoin McGrath (Athlone) was third, he had the best of three scores on 146.  Scott Miller (Clandeboye) was fourth and Keaton Morrison (Holywood) was fifth, both finishing on 146.  Muskerry’s Fionn Hickey was the best of the Munster Continue reading