No Opportunity for Crowley or O’Keeffe in rain affected Munster Over 30’s

Peter O'Keeffe

Peter O’Keeffe

Poor weather forced the abandonment of the the Munster Over 30’s final round this morning.  The heavy overnight rain meant that the course in Ballyclough was unplayable for the final round.

Sean Poucher was a deserving winner based on the opening day.  He had an eagle and two birdies in his opening round on Friday.  His 69 was enough to get him over the line as the winner by one stroke from Peter O’Keeffe.  This is O’Keeffe’s third time to claim a runner up spot this season and even though he’ll be disappointed, it does prove that his game is still good enough to compete at the top amateur level.  Pat Murray also left a calling card, his third place was down to shooting a low round of 70 on Friday afternoon.  Keith Crowley (Fota Island) took fifth place and Kenny McGarry (Castlemartyr) and Gary O’Flaherty (Cork) were just outside the top 10.

Attention now turns to Macroom, the mid-Cork club are hosting a 36 hole senior scratch cup next Saturday, bookings Continue reading

O’Keeffe & Crowley in the hunt for Munster Over 30’s, No joy for Doneraile in Mixed

Douglas Senior Scratch Cup 2016

Peter O’Keeffe

Peter O’Keeffe is just one shot off the lead going into the final round of the Munster Over 30 Championship at Limerick Golf Club.  O’Keeffe opened with a one under par 71 this morning and he followed that with a 73 this afternoon.  Fota Island’s Keith Crowley is in fifth place on +2.  Crowley shot a 75 this morning but he was one of only two golfers to beat par this afternoon as he signed for a 71.  Sean Poucher from Limerick Golf Club leads the competition after shooting 69/74 today, holder Pay Murray is in third place on +1, and both Kenny McGarry and Gary O’Flaherty are in 12th and 13th place respectively.  The final round gets underway at 9.45am tomorrow with the top 49 golfers qualifying for the third round.

Doneraile had no luck today in the semi-final of the I Love Spain sponsoted Irish Mixed Foursomes.  Doneraile were playing Greystones and secured their first point when Peter Duane and Clare Hamilton won.  Sean Barrett and Karena Hunter also won Continue reading