James Sugrue and John Murphy both recorded rounds of 72 to lie two shots behind the leader after the first round of the Leinster Students Championship today. The dry but windy day in Newlands was a welcome change for both, they had played in Kerry Scratch Cup in Tralee over the weekend and had endured driving wind and rain for much of the 54 holes. Sugrue and Murphy had near identical rounds in the tight parkland layout, four birdies and five bogies added up to a +1 result for the opening round. They are two shots behind leader Ross Dutton (Ulster University). Waterford Duo Ben Murray and Eanna Griffin are tied for second place on level par. Griffin travelled from Athenry where he won the Connacht Continue reading
Cork IT GC leveled the series in Muskerry when they beat UCC GC 6-4 in the second Cork inter-varsity event. Despite a short frost delay ten matches got underway in Muskerry and although the golfers had a hard wind to deal with, all praised the course which was in great condition. Rory Dineen led the way for Cork IT when he had a good win over Cathal O’Reilly in the top match, while Adam McSweeney also won the bragging rights with a win over Paul Tobin in the match featuring the lowest handicappers. Darragh Cashman, Frank Bruen and Alan Riordan all recorded wins for Cork IT while Conor Roche and Tristan Coakley halved their matches. The winners for UCC were Aoife Ni Thuama, Colm Power and Rory Calnan with Bill Murray and Adam Ahern securing halves. The 6-4 win meant that the series is now level following UCC’s win in Cork Golf Club two weeks ago.
The next event is scheduled to take place in Monkstown Golf Club in two weeks time.
Cork IT GC 6-4 UCC GC
(Cork IT names first)
Rory Dineen beat Cathal O’Reilly 6&5
Darragh Cashman beat Olan O’Se 1up
Ross Busher lost to Colm Power 2up
Ryan Miller lost to Aoife Ni Thuama 4&3
Frank Bruen beat Grace McGrath 5&4
Cathal O’Carroll lost to Rory Calnan 4&3
Conor Roche halved with Bill Murray
Adam McSweeney beat Paul Tobin 7&5
Alan Riordan beat Darren Hourihan 4&3
Tristan Coakley halved with Adam Ahern