Round up: Power fights, East Mixed heads South, Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy for Woodenbridge

Web.com Tour — A closing 72 was not what Seamus Power was looking for in the final round of the Hotel Fitness Championship, the first event of the four-event Playoff Series for PGA Tour cards.

And yet the West Waterford man finished up tied for 44th on four under and ends the opening week at 36th in the rankings with the Top 25 joining the 25 who got their PGA Tour cards via the regular season money list.

Sweden's Henrik Norlander shot a course-record 10-under 62 to win by three strokes and secure his PGA Tour card. Norlander began Sunday’s final round six shots off the pace before shooting a bogey-free round that put him at 19-under 269 for the tournament.

East of Ireland heads South-West

Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) and Andrew McCormack (Newcastle West) with the 2015 East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes Championship trophy  after their victory at the KClub today (13/09/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) and Andrew McCormack (Newcastle West) with the 2015 East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes Championship trophy  after their victory at the KClub today (13/09/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

Henry Lee (Leinster Golf, GUI) presenting the 2015 East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes Championship trophy to Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) and Andrew McCormack (Newcastle West) after their victory at The K Club . Also pictured, David Coyle (Captain, The K Club), Liz Carton (ILGU) and Liz Brady (Lady Captain, The K Club). Picture by Pat Cashman

Andrew McCormack (Newcastle West) reacts to putting the ball in the water at the 18th hole during the final round of the 2015 East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes Championship at The K Club (13/09/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes Championship — Newcastle West's Andrew McCormack and Castletroy's Chloe Ryan shot rounds of 73 and 75 to win the East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes by seven shots on the Smurfit Course at The K Club from Douglas pair Derek Byrne and Sara Byrne.
Final Results:
148 Andrew McCormack (Newcastle West) & Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 73 75
155 Derek Byrne (Douglas) & Sara Byrne (Douglas) 78 77
156 Leah Temple Lang (Seapoint) & Robert Galligan (Elm Park) 79 77
157 Shane Corr (Mannan Castle) & Laura Corr (Mannan Castle)79 78
158 Paraic Connolly (Killeen Castle) & Linda Toomey (Lahinch) 87 71
159 Madeline Canty (Elm Park) & Gareth Ryan (Elm Park) 79 80, Peter McNeill (Woodbrook) & Louise Coffey (Malone) 78 81, Fiona Farrell (Skerries) & Kingsley Lewis (Skerries) 76 83
161 Paul O'Hanlon (Elm Park) & Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 81 80, Eoin Marsden (Tullamore) & Una Marsden (Tullamore) 77 84
162 Shauna Carroll (Birr) & David Reddan (Nenagh) 86 76, Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) & Kevin Robinson (Castlewarden) 84 78
164 Tom Hogan (Headfort) & Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 84 80, Ciaran Griffin (Royal Curragh) & Anne Griffin (Royal Curragh) 82 82
169 John Groome (Arklow) & Katie O Hart (Arklow) 88 81
170 Michael F Galvin (Limerick) & Valerie Hassett (Lahinch)83 87, Mairead Cronin (Stackstown) & Enda O’Halloran (Stackstown) 81 89
171 Colum Kenny (Portmarnock) & Deirdre Malone (Beech Park) 91 80, Shane Underwood (Co Sligo) & Claudette Murphy (Co Sligo) 87 84, Thomas Ryan (Malahide) & Ann Ryan (Malahide) 84 87
172 Patrick Comerford (Corrstown) & Ruth Maguire (Corrstown)86 86
173 Joe Byrne (Craddockstown) & Audrey Quinn (Craddockstown) 87 86
174 Niall Rock (Portmarnock) & Mary Rock (Malahide) 84 90
175 Clodagh Walsh (Castlewarden) & Luke Minogue (Castlewarden) 88 87, Eddie Ryan (Charlesland) & Ann Deirdre Cafferky (Charlesland) 86 89
176 David Grainger (Hollywood Lakes) & Ann Hallinan (Hollywood Lakes) 90 86, Peter Greene (Holywood) & Karen Greene (Holywood) 89 87
177 Aoife Ni Thuama (Douglas) & Liam O Tuama (Monkstown) 89 88
179 Patrick Desmond (The Island) & Patrick Desmond (The Island) 85 94, David Jago (Palmerstown Stud) & Tracey Smyth (Beech Park) 85 94
180 Chris Morgan (Woodbrook) & Bridgette Byrne (Woodbrook) 90 90, Colm Brown (Athy) & Phil Brown (Athy) 88 92
181 Jarlath McReynolds (Co Armagh) & Aideen Canavan (Co Armagh) 93 88, Barry Connell (Newlands) & Danielle Colgan (Newlands) 86 95
196 Patrick O'Brien (Forrest Little) & Mary Kyne (Forest Little) 89 107
Woodenbridge Golf Club - Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Team 2015  Back Row (LtoR)  Maura Crummy, Mary McGrath, Madeline O'Dwyer, Breda Murphy, Breda Flanigan, Siobhan Saunders, Susan Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Byrne, Mary McDonald, Sandra Watkins, Josephine Birthistle, Bernie Doyle, Marie Hegarty, Dorothy Russell.    Front Row (LtoR) Ger Murphy, Beatrice Duffy (Manager) Mary McKenna MBE, Lady Captain Paula Tanham, Aileen Sheehan and Bernie Doran (Lady Vice Captain) 

Woodenbridge Golf Club - Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Team 2015  Back Row (LtoR)  Maura Crummy, Mary McGrath, Madeline O'Dwyer, Breda Murphy, Breda Flanigan, Siobhan Saunders, Susan Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Byrne, Mary McDonald, Sandra Watkins, Josephine Birthistle, Bernie Doyle, Marie Hegarty, Dorothy Russell.    Front Row (LtoR) Ger Murphy, Beatrice Duffy (Manager) Mary McKenna MBE, Lady Captain Paula Tanham, Aileen Sheehan and Bernie Doran (Lady Vice Captain) 

Woodenbridge Win Inaugural Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy

The ladies of Woodenbridge Golf Club beat Malone  3.5 - 1/5 in the All-Ireland final of the inaugural Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Tournament at Woodenbridge Golf Course in Wicklow on Sunday.

Roscommon Golf Club beating Cahir Park from Tipperary 3/5 - 1.5 to take third place.

Final — Woodenbridge 3½  Malone 1½

  1. Carol Mitchell & Deborah Wilson (Malone GC) WIN  5 & 4  Elizabeth Byrne & Siobhan Saunders (Woodenbridge)
  2. Hester Jackson & Jenny Taggart (Malone GC)   4 & 3  Sandra Watkins & Mary McDonald (Woodenbridge) WIN
  3. Oliver Pelan & Kate Irwin (Malone GC) 2 & 1  Bernie Doyle & Madeleine O’Dwyer (Woodenbridge)   WIN
  4. Norma Moffett & Robin Howard (Malone GC)    All Square  Ger Murphy & Maura Crummy (Woodenbridge)  HALF
  5. Rosy Kirk & Wendy Reid  (Malone GC)    4 & 3  Brenda Murphy & Dorothy Russell  (Woodenbridge GC)  WIN

3rd Place Play-off — Roscommon 3 ½ Cahir 1 ½  

  1. Helen O’Donoghue & Marie Keating (Cahir)  WIN  1up   Mary Lawlor and Margaret Brennan (Roscommon)
  2. Yvonne Morrison & Imelda Buckley (Cahir)   All Square  Kate Walsh & Joan Moran  (Roscommon)  HALF 
  3. Chris Noonan & Imelda Dilleen  (Cahir)   1up   Kate Ruane & June Halliday  (Roscommon)   WIN
  4. Kathleen Noonan & Noreen Hally (Cahir)   3 & 1 Jackie Maxwell  & Noreen O’Grady  WIN
  5. Phil O’Connor & Mary Lyons (Cahir)   4 & 3  Geraldine Relihan & Mary O’Gara  WIN

The Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy tournament, which is in its first year, is an all-Ireland senior club championship for woman over 60 years of age and it is run in a similar way to the successful JB Carr Tournament for men.  

The tournament named after Mary McKenna MBE, Ireland’s greatest female golfer, was run over six months firstly at county level, then regional level with teams from the four provinces playing in the semi-finals and finals.  

The competition for 2015 was  brought to an exciting close at Woodenbridge Golf Club with two days of golf and a gala dinner where Mary Mc Kenna MBE presented the trophy sponsored by Newbridge Silverware.  
 
ILGU affiliated golf clubs from across Ireland were invited to participate in the Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Tournament for 2015 and over 50 teams played in the competition between April and September 2015.

The format for the tournament is Scotch Foursomes Matchplay with each participating club selecting ten lady members over the age of 60 years (playing off full ILGU handicap + courtesy shot to the away team).    

Prizes and sponsorship for the event have been generously provided by Investec, Aer Lingus, Newbridge and the Woodenbridge Hotel.
 
Paula Tannon, Lady Captain of Woodenbridge Golf Club, commented: “The members of Woodenbridge Golf Club are very proud to host this prestigious event in the golfing calendar.  

"One of the unique features of this competition is that it brings together golf clubs and ladies from all four corners of the country that might not ordinarily meet in a fun and very sociable golf tournament.

“We were absolutely delighted with the response from ILGU affiliated golf clubs around the country this year and would like to thank Mary McKenna who has kindly given her name to this prestigious tournament, which we hope, will become the largest inter-club golf competition in the country for women.” added the Lady Captain.