Keelan McCarthy added his name to the famous Bruen Youths Trophy on Monday, the Lee Valley golfer beat a strong field in Muskerry to win the title. The event, commemorating Cork’s greatest ever amateur golfer Jimmy Bruen is one of the biggest prizes in junior golf in Cork and is plated over 36 holes in Muskerry. Seventeen year old McCarthy shot rounds of 68 and 73, he led by three shots after the opening round and the afternoon’s 73 was enough to hold the lead and win by one. McCarthy started brightly in the morning with birdies on the second, third and fifth holes, although a double bogey on the tricky sixth threatened to derail his round. Several pars followed and he traded a birdie with a bogey on the 12th and 14th. The Lee Valley golfer finished strongly, he birdied the 15th and 16th and came home with two safe pars to build his strong lead. Muskerry proved to be a Continue reading
There was a large gathering in Muskerry on Monday to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the founding of the South Munster Senior Golfers. Senior Golfers from almost every club in Cork joined the committee in acknowledging the work that was put in by Tadg O’Halloran in the past three decades. Although the course in Muskerry was closed, the clubhouse was full with well over 100 golfers from all over Munster joining Tadg in the celebration. In 1989, Tadg along with the late Michael Geary came up with the idea and they went on to launch the South Munster Seniors at a small event in Waterrock. On that day members from around four clubs attended but it was enough to start the ball rolling. It was a different time, one in which non club golf was essentially limited to societies. The initiative was a bit of a ump in the way that events were managed and the oganisers had a job to sell to concept to many clubs. The organisers persisted and bit by bit and club by club they convinced more and more managers and committees to hold seniors open days. The very modest green fee was offset by a large turnout and additional pro-shop and catering Continue reading
Pictures from the semi-finals this morning: Continue reading
Results from this afternoon’s play:
There’s a very strong home challenge in the quarter finals of the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, with five Muskerry members competing in the final eight.
With seven of the eight quarter-finalists confirmed, it looks like the home club will have at least two golfers in tomorrow’s semi-finals.
The quarter final draw is:
Liam Harte Jnr (Muskerry) v Diarmuid Linehan (Muskerry)
Mark Dennehy (Muskerry) v Damien Ryan (Muskerry)
Joe O’Keeffe (Muskerry) v Zak Collins (Douglas)
Gary Morris (Macroom) v Colm O’Donoghue (Castletroy)/Kieran O’Brien(East Cork)
All matches to be completed this afternoon.
64 golfers started this morning but after 48 matches in Muskerry only 16 remain. The first two rounds in Ireland’s most challenging junior competition was completed in Muskerry today, with several matches going to sudden death.
Round Two Results
The third round gets underway tomorrow morning with the first match of at 8am. The fourth round will Continue reading
The last of the first round scores have been confirmed, round two now well underway
Round one results from the top half of the draw:
Further updates to follow.