All to play for after opening day of Carey Cup at Carton House

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Robert Moran and Marc Boucher (Golf Ireland) on the 4th during the morning foursomes of the Carey Cup 2021, Carton House Golf Club, Maynooth, Co.Kidare, Ireland. 12/10/2021 Picture: Golffile | Thos Caffrey

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Golf Ireland and the Metropolitan Golf Association are tied at 5-5 following the opening day of action at the Carey Cup on the Montgomerie Course at Carton House.

Golf Ireland produced an excellent afternoon session winning 3.5 points out of a possible five, including all three men’s matches. Robert Moran and Marc Boucher led the way in the afternoon with a 3&1 win against Darin Goldstein and Brad Tilley. David Kitt and Jake Whelan won their match 5&4, while the Royal Dublin duo of Hugh Foley and Richard Knightly recorded a 1 hole win.

In the morning session, the MGA looked set for a 4.5-0.5 lead at one point, but a brilliant win from Rachel Thompson and Kate Lanigan ensured Golf Ireland won at least one of the five games. The duo were 4-down with seven holes to play, but they defeated Noelle Maertz and Alexis Hios on the final green.

Ireland won their other half point in the morning, with Foley and Knightly halving their match with Sam Goldenring and Garrett Engel.

Speaking after the Afternoon Session, Marc Boucher said the battle was an enjoyable one throughout the day:

“All five matches were the same in the morning and the afternoon. Rob and I owed one to Darin and Brad after losing in the morning. We got a few birdies coming in to get the win. It’s going to be tight tomorrow. That’s what we expected. They are a very good team. It’s all to play for. These are the situations you practice for.”

Wednesday sees ten Singles matches take place, with the 16th edition of the Governor Hugh L. Carey Challenge Cup finely poised.

MGA 5-5 Golf Ireland
Tuesday Morning Foursomes
Ina Kim-Schaad and Megha Ganne beat Aideen Walsh and Paula Grant 3&2
Noelle Maertz and Alexis Hios lost to Rachel Thompson and Kate Lanigan 1hole
Darin Goldstein and Brad Tilley beat Robert Moran and Marc Boucher 2&1
Sam Goldenring and Garrett Engel halved with Hugh Foley and Richard Knightly
Mark Costanza and Trevor Randolph beat David Kitt and Jake Whelan 5&4

Tuesday Afternoon Four Balls
Ina Kim-Schaad and Megha Ganne beat Paula Grant and Aideen Walsh 4&3
Noelle Maertz and Alexis Hios halved with Kate Lanigan and Rachel Thompson
Darin Goldstein and Brad Tilley lost to Robert Moran and Marc Boucher 3&1
Mark Costanza and Trevor Randolph lost to David Kitt and Jake Whelan 5&4
Sam Goldenring and Garrett Engel lost to Hugh Foley and Richard Knightly 1hole

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