O’Rourke jumps into automatic spot on Order of Merit

Munster Strokeplay Championship 2016

Ian O’Rourke

Ian O’Rourke made a jump of seven places on the Munster Senior Order of Merit thanks to his top eight finish at the East of Ireland at Co Louth.  The Cobh native had two great under par rounds on the final day to jump up the leaderboard.  O’Rourke is now in third place on the order of merit, and more importantly holds one of the four automatic places.  Cathal Butler made the cut at the East to extend his lead at the top of the table and Gary O’Flaherty remains in second place after a very strong May.  Andrew McCormack drops down to fourth place and there are three players tied for fifth place.  Mark Shanahan, Robin Dawson and James Sugrue are all on 90 points, just 10 points behind McCormack.

There are just three official events remaining on the calendar, the British Amateur takes place this weekend with Eanna Griffin, Geoff Lenehan and John Hickey all hoping to make the draw.  The Connacht Strokeplay also takes place this weekend,  and the Kerry Scratch Cup (Tralee) takes place the following weekend.

Munster Senior Order of Merit (after 11 Events)*

Pos. Name Total
1 Cathal Butler 150
2 Gary O’Flaherty 120
3 Ian O’Rourke 110
4 Andrew McCormack 100
5 Mark Shanahan 90
6 Robin Dawson 90
7 James Sugrue 90
8 John Hickey 85
9 Pat Murray 65
10 Eanna Griffin 60
11 Dave Redden 45
12 Geoff Linehan 45
13 Mark Ford 40
14 Peter O’Keeffe 30
15 Sean Barry 30
16 Gary Ward 30
17 Thomas Neenan 30
18 Ian Spillane 30
19 Declan King 30
20 Daniel Brennan 30
21 Fergal O’Sullivan 25
22 Ian O’Flynn 20
23 Mark Healy 20
24 Gavin Young 20
25 Daniel Hallissy 20
26 Emmet Leahy 20
27 C O’Donnell 20
28 Jack Ryan 15
29 Paul Tobin 15
30 Paul Flynn 15

Repairit-ie_1*Based on results received from host clubs, using the published weightings for each event, this is an unofficial list

CGN Senior Scratch Cup Order of Merit

Senior Scratch Cup Order of Merit after 7 Events*

Senior Scratch Cup Order of Merit after 7 Events
Rank Player Total
1 Gary O’Flaherty 150
2 John Hickey 90
3 Keith Crowley 70
4 Sean Barry 70
5 Alan Thomas 65
6 Mark Shanahan 65
7 Eanna Griffin 50
8 Dave O’Donovan 45
9 Alan Moriarty 40
10 Darren O’Donoghue 40
11 Ian O’Flynn 35
12 Pat Murray 35
13 John O’Brien 30
14 Kieran McCarthy 30
15 Niall Gorey 30
16 Ray O’Sullivan 30
17 Kenny McGarry 30
18 Nick Moore 25
19 Brian Kelleher 20
20 Conor Riordan 20
21 Donie O’Donovan 20
22 Mark Collins 20
23 Pat Power 20
24 Seamus Cronin 20
25 Ronan Twomey 15
26 Shane Whooley 15
27 Cathal Butler 10
28 Christopher Murphy 10
29 Eoin Murphy 10
30 Greg O’Mahony 10
31 Pat Lyons 10
32 Ciaran McKenna 5
33 Cillian Moloney 5
34 Davey Barry 5
35 Derek Byrne 5
36 Gavin Young 5
37 John Reynolds 5
38 Padraig Turner 5
39 Paul McCarthy 5
40 Paul Tobin 5

*Slight change to the listing, current listing only includes Cork golfers or golfers who have scored in 2 or more events.

O’Flaherty wins in Ballybunion

O’Flaherty wins in Ballybunion

Golf_Gary O'Flaherty_April 2014

By Niall O’Shea

 

Cork’s Gary O’Flaherty won the Ballybunion Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday, beating a strong field in windy conditions at the famous Kerry course.  O’Flaherty has been in fine form over the past three months, he recorded top three finishes in Cork, Lee Valley, Muskerry and Douglas but the win had eluded him until last weekend. Continue reading

Updated Order of Merit

Right folks, the updated CGN Senior Scratch Order of Merit after the fifth event in Cork Golf Club this weekend

Top Ten

Senior Scratch Order of Merit after 5 Events
Rank Player Total
1 Gary O’Flaherty 150
2 John Hickey 90
3 Barry Anderson 80
4 Rory McNamara 80
5 Keith Crowley 70
6 Sean Barry 70
7 Alan Thomas 65
8 Mark Shanahan 65
9 Eanna Griffin 50
10 Dave O’Donovan 45

(remember, it’s just a bit of fun – I don’t have a budget for prizes and not enough power for inter-pro places)

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