"Terminator" Murray crushes opposition in Connacht Mid-Am — wins by 14 shots

Pat Murray. Picture by Pat Cashman

Limerick’s Pat Murray didn't just win the Connacht Mid-Amateur Championship for the second time in three years, he crushed the opposition by a massive 14 shots at Westport.

 Pat Murray with the 2015 connacht mid-amateur championship trophy

Pat Murray with the 2015 connacht mid-amateur championship trophy

Winner of the Munster title for the fourth time recently, the former international carded rounds of 68, 70 and 70 on the testing, par-73 Championship course in Co Mayo to finish on 11 under par 208.

New Forest’s Des Morgan was second on three over 222 with Enniscrone’s Derek Basquill a distant third on six over 225 alongside Co Sligo’s Shane Underwood.

Connacht Mid-Amateur Championship, Westport Golf Club, 

Par 73 SSS 73, CSS Rd One 4, Rd Two 74, Rd Three 75

Detailed scores

208 Pat Murray (Limerick Golf Club) 68 70 70 Championship Winner

222 Des Morgan (New Forrest) 72 74 76 Championship R-up

225 Derek Basquill (Enniscrone Golf Club) 76 75 74, Championship 3rd; Shane Underwood (Co. Sligo Golf Club) 75 73 77 Championship 4th

227 Sean Alley (Co. Tipperary Golf Club) 77 74 76, Championship 5th

227 Simon Miskelly (Knock) 76 75 76, Championship 6th; Liam Halpin (Westport Golf Club) 73 74 80

228 Peter Kane (Ashbourne) 76 80 72

229 David Kelleher (Portmarnock) 76 75 78, Noel Crawford (Mourne) 73 78 78

230 Eddie McCormack (Galway Bay Golf Club) 77 78 75, Joe Lyons (Galway Golf Club) 74 80 76

231 Mario Costelloe (Roscommon Golf Club) 77 76 78

232 Mark Collins (Killeen Castle) 79 76 77

233 Richard Williams (Naas Golf Club) 82 77 74 Runner-up Nett

234 Joe Crangle (Cliftonville Golf Club) 77 75 82

235 Damien Burke (Portumna Golf Club) 79 76 80 Best Nett, Martin Hogan (Westmanstown Golf Club) 76 81 78

236 Damien O'Driscoll (Newlands) 80 77 79, Tony McClements (Holywood Golf Club) 80 75 81, Alan Doherty (Corrstown Golf Club) 78 78 80

237 Barry Wilde (Balbriggan Golf Club) 81 77 79

238 Don Coughlan (Douglas) 81 76 81

239 Ken Irwin (Castlebar Golf Club) 72 80 87

240 Frank Flynn (Laytown & Bettystown) 80 79 81, Alan Moran (Tuam Golf Club) 78 80 82

243 Dara Bruen (Castlerea) 80 79 84

247 Liam Casey (Roscommon Golf Club) 84 75 88

Missed cut

160 Martin Higgins (Claremorris Golf Club) 82 78, David Alderdice (Clandeboye) 81 79, Ben Best (Rathmore) 78 82, Frank P O'Donoghue (Belvoir Park Golf Club) 78 82, Stuart Carter (Mountrath Golf Club) 78 82, Dermot McKenna (Blainroe Golf Club) 78 82, William Doggart (Clandeboye) 76 84 

161 Pat Bevins (Carlow Golf Club) 79 82, David Scully (Galway Golf Club) 77 84 

162 Ian Smyth (Clandeboye) 82 80 

163 Martin Ruane (Galway Golf Club) 80 83 

164 Andrew Norrby (Balmoral Golf Club) 83 81 

165 Michael Eaton (Holywood Golf Club) 85 80, Ronan Maher (Mullingar Golf Club) 83 82 

166 Alan Hopley (Clandeboye) 85 81, Paul Reilly (Co. Louth Golf Club) 82 84 

167 Colm McIlroy (Holywood Golf Club) 82 85 

168 Dan O'Brien (Roscommon Golf Club) 90 78, Andrew Curry (Corballis Links Golf Club) 84 84, Jeremy Cleary (Woodbrook Golf Club) 83 85, David Donnelly (Ashbourne) 81 87 

169 Damien Coyne (Tuam Golf Club) 86 83, Philip Fulham (Glenlo Abbey Golf Club) 82 87 

171 Barry Forsyth (Corballis Links Golf Club) 87 84 

174 Fergal O'Flaherty (Co. Sligo Golf Club) 82 92.