Walshe leads Golfer of the Year with one round to go

IN the Men’s Golfer of the Year standings defending champion Clem Walshe leads the overall standing by two points from Eddie Rogers heading into the final event while the battle for top four places in each of the four categories is going to down to the wire.

Walshe leads Category 1 with Eugene Hanratty out in front on Category 2 while Patrick Dunne is the pacesetter in Category 3 and Hugh Reilly leads the way in Category 4. The top four in each category will advance to IJM Scratch Matchplay play-offs with the semi-finals and final being play on Saturday, September 19.

Golfer of the Year Standings (Best five scores after Round 7): 186 – Clem Walshe (5); 184 – Eddie Rogers (4); 182 – Eugene Hanratty (9); 181 – Joseph Laverty (5), Sean Reidy (5), Conor Murphy (6), Patrick Dunne (17).

IJM Scratch Matchplay Qualifiers – Category 1: 186 – Clem Walshe (5) ); 184 – Eddie Rogers (4); 181 – Joseph Laverty (5), Sean Reidy (5); 174 – Peter Rogers (2), Billy Cairns (5). Category 2: 182 – Eugene Hanratty (9); 181 – Conor Murphy (6); 175 – Eddie Rocks (9); 174 – Niall McCaul (7); 173 – Turlough King (11), Jack Arthur (8), Maurice Soraghan (9). Category 3: 181 – Patrick Dunne (17); 176 – John McKeever (14), Anthony O’Donoghue (13), Sean Gallagher (17). 174 – Derek Teather (15), Pat Donaghy (13). Category 4: Hugh Reilly (22); 166 – Paul Morgan (23); 164 – John McEneaney (25); 159 – John McLaughlin (24), Anthony McCrave (21).