Crowds gather for the start of the 2013 South of Ireland final. County Louth’s Simon Ward left the amateur ranks as a winner when he beat Kilkenny’s Paul O’Hara at the 19th in a high competitive South of Ireland Amateur Open final at Lahinch.
Paul O’Hara (Kilkenny) in action at Lahinch. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieKilkenny might have relinquished their All Ireland hurling title but the pain of Sunday will ease considerably for Paul O’Hara if he can come through to win the South of Ireland Amateur Open at storied Lahinch today.
Paul O’Hara lines up a putt on the third at Lahinch. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieCairndhu’s Ryan McKinstry dodged a bullet to beat Rathmore’s Ben Best at the 23rd and reach the semi-finals of the South of Ireland Amateur Open at Lahinch.