O’Callaghan wins Top Golfer Junior Scratch Cup at Cork

AIG Junior Cup, South Munster Area Final, Blarney Golf Club, Wednesday 13th July 2016Fermoy’s Brian O’Callaghan topped off a great week yesterday with a win in the Cork Junior Scratch Cup.  On Wednesday evening Brian was involved in a dramatic finish to the AIG Junior Cup area final, he birdied the 19th in Blarney to send his Fermoy team through to the Munster Finals.  The left hander was back in form on Sunday and went around the course in Little Island in a one over par 73.  O’Callaghan finished one shot clear of the field in the Top Golfer Tour event, just ahead of Kinsle’s Mervyn Young.  Cork’s Eddie Cagney took third place with the best of a large number of 75’s.  Monkstown’s Gerry Holland won the nett category with 68, beating Ronan Cullinane by one stroke.  The course in Cork was in great Continue reading

Butler takes Top Golfer title in Fota Island

Kinsale's Cathal Butler

Kinsale’s Cathal Butler

Cathal Butler delivered a strong message on Sunday when he won the Top Golfer Senior Scratch Cup at Fota Island.  The Kinsale and Maynooth University golfer announced his return to top level golf following a serious arm injury in August last year that could have threatened his participation at the top level.

Butler went around the Deerpark course in Fota in 67 strokes, four under par.  James Fitzpartick (Mount Julliet) and Gavin Young (Nenagh) were next best with 72 and Lee Valley’s Pat Power was fourth with a 73.  John Hickey and Hugh Foley Continue reading

Twomey wins Season Opener in Fota

Muskerry’s Ronan Twomey won the first major competition of the year when he scooped the TopGolfer Senior Scratch Cup at Fota Island on Sunday.  The full timesheet featured almost 120 gofers as they all took to the famous Irish Open Deerpark course.  The course was in great condition although it was a bitterly cold morning.  The scoring was going to be tough for the high class field.  The championship tees were in play and the greens offered up some very tricky pins.  No golfer managed to break par or even match it, and only two golfers posted a one over 73.  Continue reading