Royal Dublin's Barry Anderson will return to Cork Golf Club in two weeks' time to defend his Munster Strokeplay title.
The Sligo native will be joined by 2009 winner Pat Murray from Limerick, 2013 champion Kieran McCarthy from Castlemartyr and three-time winner Niall Gorey (2007/8, 2011), who is now playing out of Palmerstown Stud in Kildare.
A host of top amateurs from all four provinces will also be at Cork Golf Club honing their games for the following week's Irish Amateur Open at Royal Dublin.
Last year’s runner up Gary O’Flaherty will lead a strong Cork Golf Club challenge which includes John Hickey, Eoghan Murphy and Ian O’Rourke.
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Recent Munster Youths winner Paul McCarthy from Mallow is also in the field as is former Waterford hurler Paul Flynn from Tramore, now a regular competitor at championship events.
The cut for the 75 entrants fell at 0.8, indicating the quality of the field lined up for Cork’s showpiece event.
Former Irish Close and South of Ireland champion Murray is the lowest handicapped player in the field off plus 3.0 while there are 50 golfers playing off a plus handicap.
The 6,813-yard, par-72 course is a classic example of an Alister MacKenzie design and having invested heavily in several improvements over the past five years, Cork Golf Club is sure to provide the field with an enjoyable challenge over the four rounds.
This is the seventh staging of the event, one which developed from the Cork Senior Scratch Cup, which was the oldest competition of its type in Ireland. The Cup is still presented to the winner of the Munster Strokeplay.
Munster Stroke Play Championship, Cork Golf Club, 2-3 May 2015
- 07:30 12:30 M Ford Cork E Hannon Lee Valley K McGarry Castlemartyr
- 07:38 12:38 R Twomey Muskerry G O'Mahony Fota Island E Murphy Cork
- 07:46 12:46 G O'Flaherty Cork S Barry Fota Island M Collins Killeen Castle
- 07:54 12:54 N Gorey Palmerston Stud D O'Donovan Muskerry K Canty Douglas
- 08:02 13:02 F Deasy Cork P Flynn Tramore S Walsh Portmarnock
- 08:10 13:10 M Shanahan Castlemartyr T O'Driscoll Killarney M Nolan Delgany
- 08:18 13:18 C Crowley Woodbrook M O'Sullivan Stow Acres USA K McDonagh The Royal Dublin
- 08:26 13:26 J Greene Portmarnock K Stack Dungarvan G McGrane The Royal Dublin
- 08:42 13:42 J Hopkins The Royal Dublin J Pierce Portmarnock J Hickey Cork
- 08:50 13:50 S O'Hara Co Sligo E Farrell Ardee W Hanna Kilkeel
- 08:58 13:58 G Dunne Co Louth P Neville Bearna P Murphy Rosslare
- 09:06 14:06 I O'Rourke The Royal Dublin T McLarnon Massereene B Daly Edmonstown
- 09:14 14:14 S Carter The Royal Dublin S Healy Carton House J Lyons Galway
- 09:22 14:22 D Hallissey Muskerry P O'Neill Shannon M MacGrath Limerick
- 09:38 14:38 A Thomas Dungarvan A Grant Dundalk N Goulding Portmarnock
- 09:46 14:46 P Murray Limerick A Gleeson Castle B Anderson The Royal Dublin
- 09:54 14:54 E Griffin Waterford S McGlynn Carton House K McCarthy Castlemartyr
- 10:02 15:02 C Rafferty Dundalk J Yates Naas S Bryan Delgany
- 10:10 15:10 D Reidy Co Sligo T O'Leary Wexford P Connolly Killeen Castle
- 10:18 15:18 J Sugrue Mallow C O'Rourke Naas R Knightly The Royal Dublin
- 10:26 15:26 I Lynch Rosslare R Kenneally Portmarnock S Brady Co Sligo
- 10:34 15:34 K Fitzpatrick Kinsale C Coyne Youghal T Neenan Lahinch
- 10:42 15:42 C Butler Kinsale F O'Sullivan Tralee D Brennan Shannon
- 10:50 15:50 P McCarthy Mallow C Geraghty Laytown & Bettystown A McCormack Newcastle West
- 10:58 15:58 E Leahy Thurles J O'Leary Dromoland Castle I Spillane Mallow
- J Leacy Dungarvan
- J Monaghan The Royal Dublin
- R Pierce Grange
- R Berkeley Dun Laoghaire
- S Burns Dromoland Castle
- D McMahon Tralee
- K Lynch Skibbereen
- D McInerney Lahinch
- C Kenny Portmarnock
- E Long Monkstown
- M Power Kilkenny
- P Fitzpatrick Kanturk
- D Kelly Hermitage
- A Harrington Cork
- D O'Driscoll Ballybunion
- J Hickey Doneraile
- P Hession East Clare
- S Whooley Muskerry
- E O'Donnell Tralee