Cowley on track again in Munster Veterans

Cowley on track again in Munster Veterans

Peter Cowley. Picture courtesy Pat Cashman

Cork’s Peter Cowley fired five birdies in a one over 70 to share the first round lead with Lahinch's Gregory Young and Moate's Bert Burke in the Munster Veterans Championship on the Castle Course at Lahinch.

Winner of the Connacht Veterans earlier this month and second in the Leinster Veterans behind  Billy Donlon, Cowley and his co-leaders are two strokes clear of Tipperary's John O'Donoghue. who had three birdies in a 72.

Galway's Pat Holland had the best nett of 64 off 11 with  Young a close second on 65 in excellent conditions.

The second and final round begins at 9am on Thursday.

Munster Veterans Amateur Open Championship, Lahinch (Castle) Golf Club

Round One (CSS = 67)

Detailed scores

70 Peter Cowley (Cork Golf Club), Gregory Young (Lahinch Golf Club), Bert Burke (Moate Golf Club)

72 John O'Donoghue (Tipperary Golf Club)

74 Richard Cotter (Delgany Golf Club)

75 Ray Smith (Galway Golf Club), William J O Brien (Ballykisteen Golf Club)

76 Thomas Mernagh (Spanish Point Golf Club), G. A. Finn (Cork Golf Club), Paul Hautz (Delgany Golf Club), Mike Hennessy (Lahinch Golf Club), William Mernagh (Kanturk Golf Club)

77 Tony Goode (Lucan), Frank Holland (Galway Golf Club), Noel Pyne (Ennis Golf Club), John Doyle (Lahinch Golf Club), John Cuffe (Monkstown Golf Club)

78 Martin Barrett (Lahinch Golf Club), Paddy Harrington (Muskerry Golf Club), Noel McGuckin (Mallow Golf Club), AW Smith (Blainroe Golf Club), Sean McNamara (Killorglin Golf Club), Tadg Mannion (Athlone Golf Club)

79 Denis Creedon (Lahinch Golf Club), Tony McGlynn (Craddockstown Golf Club), Michael Vaughan (Lahinch Golf Club), Dennis O'Regan (Kanturk Golf Club), Sean F. Hosty (Galway Golf Club)

80 Jim McMahon (Woodstock Golf Club), Dan F O Brien (Ballybunion Golf Club), John Moloughney (Templemore Golf Club), Gerry O'Keeffe (Waterford), Pat Holland (Galway Golf Club)

81 Thomas O'Connell (Doneraile Golf Club), Eamon Connolly (Blainroe Golf Club)

82 Liam Long (East Cork Golf Club), M Marshall (Mahee Island Golf Club), Sylvie Murphy (Kanturk Golf Club), Frank Hickey (Mallow Golf Club), Tom Campion (Athlone Golf Club)

83 Patrick Coyne (Dun Laoghaire Golf Club), Podge Dolan (Rush), Larry Cullen (Rush)

84 Jim Brown (Belmullet Golf Club), Michael O Brien (Moate Golf Club)

85 Tom Foley (Dooks Golf Club)

86 William Leggett (Island)

87 Bryan O' Donnell (Douglas)

88 Paddy Gyves (Mallow Golf Club)

89 David Lindsay (Strandhill Golf Club)

92 Rory Kennedy (Woodstock Golf Club)

100 Seamus Rush (Lahinch Golf Club)

NR Declan Harty (East Cork Golf Club), Michael Foley (Faithlegg Golf Club), Brian McGranaghan (Galway Golf Club)