McCormack claims the Connacht Stroke Play Championship

by | Jun 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Bernie McGuire

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Galway Bay’s Eddie McCormack had never claimed a senior championship, he put that record straight in Portumna Golf Club yesterday as he claimed the Connacht Stroke Play Championship.

McCormack, who had famously lost out to a 16-year old Rory McIlroy in the 2005 Irish Close final was not about to let another opportunity slip.The Galway Bay member carded a -5 total to claim victory by two strokes from Sean Flanagan of Co Sligo. He climbs to 8th in the Bridgestone Order of Merit following this win.

Final Scores

283 E McCormack (Galway Bay), 70, 70, 71, 72
285 S Flanagan (Co. Sligo), 71, 73, 72, 69
286 D Morley (Oughterard), 70, 72, 72, 72
288 P Coughlan (Castleknock), 76, 70, 70, 72; K Murphy (Dun Laoghaire), 72, 69, 76, 71; P McKeever (Castle), 72, 69, 73, 74
289 P O’ Keeffe (Douglas), 71, 76, 74, 68
290 R Black (Hilton Templepatrick), 74, 73, 73, 70
291 M McClean (Malone Golf Club), 70, 78, 72, 71
292 S Walsh (Portmarnock), 75, 75, 73, 69; J McLoughlin (Portumna), 73, 70, 75, 74
293 T Ford (Co. Sligo), 73, 76, 73, 71
294 E Griffin (Waterford), 73, 71, 71, 79
295 E Long (Monkstown), 77, 73, 67, 78; H Foley (The Royal Dublin), 72, 73, 74, 76
296 R O’Doherty (Enniscrone), 76, 74, 76, 70; M Boucher (Carton House), 75, 68, 74, 79; A Fahy (Dun Laoghaire), 74, 74, 73, 75; L Nolan (Galway), 74, 73, 77, 72
297 J Hearn (Tramore), 75, 74, 75, 73; P Murphy (Rosslare), 73, 75, 73, 76
298 G Royston (Cotswold Downs (SA)), 73, 71, 82, 72; A Ryan (Thurles), 72, 75, 73, 78
299 D KITT (Athenry), 77, 72, 73, 77; T Plunkett (Crover House), 74, 75, 75, 75; C Woodroofe (Dun Laoghaire), 73, 74, 79, 73; J Lyons (Galway), 68, 74, 80, 77
300 S Mc Dermott (Co. Cavan), 73, 71, 80, 76; S Hogan (Nenagh), 71, 76, 74, 79
301 J Hickey (Cork), 74, 74, 76, 77
302 A McDaid (Palmerstown Stud), 73, 75, 76, 78; P Connolly (Killeen Castle), 71, 77, 77, 77
304 D Reddan Jnr (Nenagh), 74, 74, 78, 78; A Smith (Mullingar), 73, 76, 79, 76; B McGARRY (Birr), 72, 73, 78, 81
305 D BRADY (Co. Sligo), 77, 72, 81, 75
307 R O’CONNOR (Co. Sligo), 73, 75, 80, 79
308 E O’Brien (Clontarf), 77, 73, 81, 77
311 C BUTLER (Kinsale), 72, 77, 78, 84
WD E Smith (Laytown & Bettystown), 76, 73, WD
MC M SHIEL (Galway Bay), 77, 75; J Temple (Portmarnock), 77, 76; J Mc Donnell (Forrest Little), 77, 77; D McALEENON (Edenmore), 77, 77; A HILL (Athenry), 78, 77; J Keane (Lahinch), 78, 77; L Power (Galway), 78, 77; M Kennelly (Galway Bay), 78, 78; C Geraghty (Laytown & Bettystown), 75, 81; M Nolan (Dun Laoghaire), 75, 81; S Ledbury (Louvain la Neuve (Beg)), 75, 81; M MacGrath (Lahinch), 81, 76; E Leonard (Wentworth Golf Club), 78, 79; J McCarthy (Stackstown), 77, 80; S BRADY (Galway), 76, 81; T O’Connor (Athlone), 80, 78; R KNIGHTLY (The Royal Dublin), 76, 82; M FITZSIMONS (Ardglass), 82, 78; H O’Hare (Fortwilliam), 79, 81; H Gillivan (Westport), 79, 81; M HEALY (Kinsale), 78, 82; A GAYNOR (Co. Sligo), 78, 82; D Crawford (Bundoran), 76, 84; P Carey (Nenagh), 81, 80; P Brennan (Belvoir Park), 80, 81; H Duggan (Kilkenny), 84, 78; G Fitzmaurice (Balcarrick), 79, 83; M McKenna (Dun Laoghaire), 77, 85; S McGlynn (Portmarnock), 77, 86
DQ S O’Brien (Nenagh)
RTD I O’Rourke (The Royal Dublin)
WD J Sugrue (Mallow)
NR R Kenny (Arklow)
RTD G Carr (Mullingar); R Brazill (Naas)

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