15.2 C
Dublin
Monday, July 13, 2020
- Advertisement -

O’Keeffe carries home hopes into North of Ireland final

Must read

Doug Edgar: The unluckiest of them all?

Few golfers today would have heard of possibly the unluckiest of them all but here's the story of James Douglas Edgar, the Newcastle man who was destined to become the best player in the world

Dawn of the Planet of the Ape

Love him or loathe him, Bryson DeChambeau has become the biggest story in golf but was it science or a bruised ego that sparked his rapid weight gain?

Open Championship – Top-10 Greatest Hits – #1

We've reached top spot in our list of Open Championship greatest hits. At number one, could we possibly have given it to anybody else?!

Empty galleries at the Memorial as time runs out for the Ryder Cup

While the PGA Tour pulled the plug on an army of spectators invading Memorial, our ears remain pricked for Ryder Cup organisers to finally make a decision over the fate of this year's tournament

Douglas’ Peter O’Keeffe will face off against England’s Arron Edwards-Hill in the final of the North of Ireland Championship at Portstewart this afternoon.

Big-hitting O’Keeffe’s commitment to his own golf game has been rewarded this week after he made a dart from the Irish Open at Lahinch on Sunday having carried Robin Dawson’s bag to a healthy finish in County Clare.

Peter beat Malone’s Matthew McLean in Thursday’s quarterfinal to set up a mammoth tie against Naas amateur, Robert Brazill.

It was an almighty battle between the pair with nothing between them after nine holes before O’Keeffe ground down the Irish International to go 2UP through 15 and take command. It was a lead he wouldn’t let slip, eventually booking his place in the final at the expense of the leading qualifier, 3&1.

Standing in O’Keeffe’s may is Chelmsford’s Edwards-Hill, who finished second behind Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty in the West of Ireland in April. He came through Portmarnock’s Geoff Lenehan and Edenmore’s David McAleenon to set up a tie with Mullingar’s Liam Grehan in this morning’s semi-final.

Unfortunately for Grehan, the Englishman was feeling it, easing through to the final 5&4 to set up a mouth-watering tussle with O’Keeffe this afternoon.

The final gets underway at 1pm.

Live Scoring HERE

 

New Gear

Shot Scope unveils V3 performance tracking and GPS watch

The new high-performing unisex V3 watch is sure to fit comfortably on the wrist of any golfer and boasts accurate readings to 30 centimeters

Galvin Green hits the shelves with eye-catching 2020 range

Galvin Green has turned to the ‘Science of Excellence’ for inspiration for its 2020 Part Two clothing range launched this month

Big Max introduces lightest ever push trolley

At just 5.4kg, the TI Lite from trolley experts Big Max is a practical dream for golfers wanting to take the edge off their long walk spoiled

Music to our ears – Bushnell Golf introduces Wingman GPS Speaker

The all-in-one device gives golfers access to their favourite music while still providing them audible distance information on the course

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

JT “P*ssed off” after handing Workday title to Morikawa

"I had a three shot lead with three to go and just completely handed it over to Collin," said a visibly frustrated Justin Thomas after his playoff loss to Collin Morikawa

Warren claims remarkable win as Moynihan signs off well in Austria

Scot Marc Warren carried his own bag to victory after his full-time caddy, Ken Herring was ruled out having failed to receive results of a Covid test

Doug Edgar: The unluckiest of them all?

Few golfers today would have heard of possibly the unluckiest of them all but here's the story of James Douglas Edgar, the Newcastle man who was destined to become the best player in the world

McDowell on the move as Lowry fades at Workday Open

Graeme McDowell was headed in the right direction but it was a frustrating moving day shift for Shane Lowry on day three of the Workday Charity Open

No moving day joy for Moynihan in Austria

The blistering sun was replaced with rain on day three at Diamond Country Club with Gavin Moynihan carding a three over par round to drop down the leaderboard