Round-up: Walker Cup quintet; Clandeboye Pro-Am; Irish Mixed Foursomes
Ireland’s five Walker Cup players were at Portmarnock Golf Club today on Wednesday ahead of the GB&I match with USA at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s next week. From left, Gavin Moynihan (The Island), Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass), Gary Hurley (West Waterford), Paul Dunne (Greystones) and Jack Hume (Naas). Picture: Golffile

Ireland’s five Walker Cup players were at Portmarnock Golf Club today on Wednesday ahead of the GB&I match with USA at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s next week. From left, Gavin Moynihan (The Island), Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass), Gary Hurley (West Waterford), Paul Dunne (Greystones) and Jack Hume (Naas). Picture: Golffile

Ireland's quintet of recently selected Walker Cup players gathered at Portmarnock on Wednesday for a friendly game where they were joined by GUI National Coach Neil Manchip, world No 22 Shane Lowry and Challenge Tour player Ruaidhri McGee ahead of next week's matches at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

Meanwhile, Irish Youths champion Alex Gleeson jumped 151 places to 230th in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings. 

Irish rank. World This week/Last week. Change. Name. Divisor. Points Avg.

  1. 17/20 +3 Cormac Sharvin 49 1157.14
  2. 25/25 - Paul Dunne 62 1108.06
  3. 28/28 - Gavin Moynihan 49 1103.06
  4. 32/29 -3 Gary Hurley 56 1086.61
  5. 40/43 +3 Jack Hume 51 1063.11
  6. 164/166 +2 Dermot McElroy 47 917.38
  7. 193/194 +1 Stuart Grehan 40 895.83
  8. 230/381 +151 Alex Gleeson 43 883.91
  9. 347/344 -3 Paul McBride 44 831.53
  10. 429/430 +1 Robin Dawson 49 806.84
  11. 436/439 +3 Colin Fairweather 24 804.46
  12. 481/538 +57 Colm Campbell 42 793.45
  13. 483/488 +5 Kevin Leblanc 29 793.10
  14. 523/491 -32 John-Ross Galbraith 43 784.30
  15. 637/633 -4 Alexander Wilson 40 757.50
  16. 638/634 -4 Geoff Lenehan 27 757.14
  17. 673/621 -52 Jonathan Yates 41 749.19
  18. 738/748 +10 Conor O'Rourke 35 734.29
  19. 855/865 +10 Gareth Lappin 46 706.52
  20. 905/916 +11 Tiarnan McLarnon 32 696.88
  21. 930/887 -43 Sean Flanagan 39 691.67
  22. 1059/1072 +13 Eanna Griffin 32 662.50
  23. 1088/960 -128 Alan Lowry 28 657.14
  24. 1119/1162 +43 Ronan Mullarney 40 652.50
  25. 1134/1142 +8 Caolan Rafferty 23 650.00

O'Briain wins Peter Gregory Memorial Pro-Am

Neil O'Briain fired a three under par round of 68 to win the Peter Gregory Memoral Pro-Am at Clandeboye GC.
The Old Conna GC professional finished three shots ahead of Damien Mooney (Ballyliffin), Simon Thornton (Team Ireland), Neil Graham (Portstewart GC) and Ciaran Molloy (Blackwood GC).
The tournament was held to celebrate the life and service of the late Peter Gregory, the long-time professional at the Co Down venue who passed away in April after a short illness.
The 28-year-old O'Briain made a sluggish start to his round, going to turn in one over par 36 courtesy of a single dropped shot at the par four third.
A birdie at the par five 12th got him back to level par and he finished the round in style collecting birdies at the 15th, 16th and 18th to come home in four under 32.
Knock's Ricky Whitford grabbed the team prize, finishing with 88 points, two points ahead of nearest rival Ciaran Molloy (Blackwood GC)

Peter Gregory Memorial Pro-Am, Clandeboye GC (Par 71)

Detailed scores
  • 1 N O'Briain (Old Conna GC) 68
  • T2 D Mooney (Ballyliffin); S Thornton (Team Ireland); N Graham (Portstewart GC);  C Molloy (Blackwood GC) 71
  • T6 P Martin (Colin Park Golf Academy); D Foley (Dromoland Castle GC) 73
  • 8 C Moriarty (Open Fairways Ltd) 74
  • T9 D Wright (Royal County Down); P Collins (Galgorm Castle GC); N Murray (Massereene GC); W Ramsey (Knockbracken Golf Academy) 75

Team Scores

1 R Whitford (Fortwilliam) 88
2 C Molloy (Blackwood GC) 86

Irish Mixed Foursomes

All-Ireland Semi-Finals, Dooks Golf Club, Thursday

Malahide v Ballyclare (10.30am at 10-minute intervals, Malahide names first)

  1. Alyn Hogan (1) & Vera Mahood (18) v David Brady (8) & Claire Rawson (16)
  2. Ciaran O’Rourke (3) & Cynthia Fowler (16) v Simon McConnell (0) & Anne Anderson (22)
  3. Lar Craddock (5) & Ciara Smith (14) v Neale McClintock (1) & Hazel McCrea (23)
  4. Paul O’Connor (1) & Orla McMahon (19) v Connor Beggs (6) & Cheryl Donaldson (15)
  5. Gavin O’Connor (1) & Rosemary Cassin (19) v Colin Jenkins (2) & Laura Boyd (18)

Dooks v Castlerea (11.20am at 10-minute intervals, Dooks names first)

  1. Enda Curtayne (18) & Tracy Eakin (3) v Daryl Kelly (7) & Mamie Creaton (20)
  2. Denis McGillycuddy (5) & Jenny Pigott (19) v Liam Walsh (5) & Mary Gunning (17)
  3. Pat Griffin (7) & Joan Harmon (12) v Kieran Kenny (8) & Mary Colleary (12)
  4. Pat Riordan (11) & Maura Shanahan (13) v Dara Bruen (3) & Valerie Callaghan (20)
  5. Karl Falvey (4) & Eileen Breen (16) v Jimmy Joyce (7) & Celia Mulligan (17)