Su­per sup­port for pop­u­lar Jim Mur­phy Me­mo­rial Ju­nior Open

Bray People - - SPORT -

THE Jim Mur­phy Me­mo­rial Ju­nior Open took place on Mon­day, July 24, in Wick­low Golf Club. The weather was great with blue skies and sun for most of the day!

Around 80 boys and girls, aged 20 or un­der, took part in the pop­u­lar com­pe­ti­tion with the first three ball head­ing out around 10am un­der the watchful eyes of starters John Fin­lay and John Doyle.

Once all the 18-hole com­peti­tors had teed off a group of Wick­low boys played a nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion.

Com­peti­tors ar­rived from many dif­fer­ent clubs and there were many sto­ries of woe from the play­ers through­out the day.

How­ever, there were plenty of good scores too with Stephen Kenny lead­ing the field on 42 points.

Jim would have been proud to see two of his grand­sons in the prizes – Alex Porter came third while Luke Mur­phy won the U20 cat­e­gory.

A team com­pe­ti­tion takes place in con­junc­tion with the main event and this is kindly spon­sored each year by Philip Mon­aghan, a na­tive Wick­low man who now lives in Eng­land.

The win­ners of the team event were The Old Timers +1 from Wick­low GC with a to­tal of 115.

The team was made up of Alex Porter, Conor Lin­coln, Thomas McKeon and Hugh Brad­shaw.

This is the last year that Alex, Conor and Thomas are eli­gi­ble to play.

It was great to see them in the win­ner’s en­clo­sure for the fi­nal time. Well done lads and thanks for your sup­port over the years!

The pre­sen­ta­tion took place a short time later with short speeches from Martin and Brian Mur­phy and Cap­tain of Wick­low Golf Club, Tony Michaels.

The main prize win­ners were:

1st: Stephen Kenny, Blain­roe/ Wick­low (24) 42 points; 2nd: Adam Cullen, Wick­low (22) 41 points (c/b); 3rd: Alex Porter, Wick­low (20) 41 points (c/b); Gross: Niall Dowd, Wick­low (6) 34 points; 4th: Scott Sheri­dan, Wick­low (28) 41 points; 5th: Conor Lin­coln, Wick­low (12) 40 points (c/b).

Un­der-20: Luke Mur­phy (8), Wick­low GC 35 points (c/b); Un­der-17 Mark Ni­chol­son (27), Wick­low GC 37 points; Un­der-14 Conor Leonard (13) Blain­roe GC 37 points (c/b); Girls: Caitlin Far­relly, Wood­en­bridge GC 29 points (last 6); Wick­low: Niall Mur­phy 42 points; 9-hole: Conor Cof­fey 18 points.

Una Doyle, Lady Cap­tain ofWick­low Golf Club, Brian Mur­phy, win­ner Stephen Ken Cap­tain of Wick­low Golf Club and Martin Mur­phy.

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