Birthday joy for Caldwell

Clandeboye's Jonathan Caldwell made it a birthday to remember, finishing joint top at the Golfsure Irish Amateur Close at Cork yesterday.

Clandeboye's Jonathan Caldwell made it a birthday to remember, finishing joint top at the Golfsure Irish Amateur Close at Cork yesterday.

The Walker Cup panellist shot a smashing round of 70 on his 23rd birthday to add to yesterday's record-equalling 67, finishing joint top with Richard Kilpatrick of Banbridge.

Kilpatrick, recent winner of the Irish Independent East of Ireland, shot four birdies in his last six holes to claim top spot on the second 18.

Caldwell also came close to a hole-in-one on the 196 yard par three ninth, but his tee shot lipped out and finished inches from the hole.

"It was a good way to celebrate my birthday," said Caldwell. "But to get that hole in one would have made it the perfect day."

Sutton's Derek Downie finished in second place rounds at Little Island with an overall 139, while Cian Curley of Newlands third on 140.

137: R Kilpatrick (Banbridge) 70 67, J Caldwell (Clandeboye) 67 70

139: D Downie (Sutton) 70 69

140: C Curley (Newlands) 68 72

141: D Morgan (Mullingar) 71 70, T Cleary (Cork) 69 72

142: P O'Kane (Moyola Park) 73 69, G Carew (Edenderry) 71 71, A O'Callaghan (Douglas) 71 71

143: P Lyons (Cork) 75 68, S Grant (Birr) 71 72, S Moloney (Castletroy) 71 72

144: C McNamara (Limerick) 74 70, R Leonard (Banbridge) 73 71, S Crowe (Dunmurry) 73 71, S Doherty (Malone) 73 71, P O'Hanlon (Curragh) 73 71, K Crowley (Lee Valley) 73 71, D Lernihan (Castle/UCD) 70 74, M Sinclair (Knock) 69 75, N Turner (Muskerry) 69 75, P Murray (Limerick) 69 75

145: J Kavanagh (Castletroy) 75 70, N Gorey (Lee Valley) 73 72, K Hurley (Bandon) 73 72, H Diamond (Holywood) 73 72, N O Briain (Royal Dublin) 72 73, M Ford (Cork) 71 74, E Arthurs (Forrest little) 71 74, G O'Flaherty (Cork) 71 74, S Lowry (UCD/Esker Hills) 71 74

146: S Hackett (Cork) 78 68, G Boyd (Donaghadee) 75 71, B O'Connor (Hermitage) 72 74, G McDermott (Co Sligo) 71 75, D Finn (Mallow) 70 76

147: K Canty (Douglas) 76 71, C O'Malley (Westport) 75 72, S Power (West Waterford) 74 73, R McCarthy (The Island) 74 73, J Hughes (Woodbrook) 73 74, M Lavelle (K Club) 73 74, J Carvill (Warrenpoint) 70 77, F Rafferty (Dungannon) 70 77

148: I Murphy (Waterford) 75 73, P O'Keeffe (Douglas) 75 73, W McCully (Donaghadee) 73 75

149: M Poucher (Limerick) 76 73, N Grant (Knock) 75 74, C Carvill (Belvoir Park) 75 74, F Deasy (Cork) 74 75, N Kearney (Royal Dublin) 74 75, M Collins (Sutton) 73 76, C O'Connor (Athlone/UCD) 73 76

150: G Kelly (Co Louth) 78 72, J Hughes (Douglas) 77 73, D O'Donovan (Muskerry) 76 74

151: R Cannon (L'town & B'town) 79 72, A Hogan (Newlands/UCD) 79 72, K McCarthy (Kinsale) 78 73, J Mulready (Castle) 77 74, D Cantrell (Woodbrook) 76 75, N O'Connor (Elm Park) 76 75, D Costello (Cork) 75 76,

Non-qualifiers:

151: G O'Connor (Malahide) 75 76, D McInerney (Lahinch) 74 77, S Loftus (Ennis) 74 77

152: A Condren (Greystones) 81 71, G Nugent (Kilkenny) 81 71, J Waldron (Muskerry) 80 72, D Crowe (Dunmurry) 76 76, M O'Kelly (Limerick) 75 77, L Reilly (Galgorm Castle) 74 78, D Joyce (The Curragh) 74 78, S Dwyer (Newlands) 72 80, C Finn (Douglas) 71 81

153: T O'Mahony (Mallow) 81 72, J McGinn (L'town & B'town) 80 73, R O'Connor (The Island) 79 74, B Walton (Island/UCD) 79 74, D Moran (The Island) 78 75, M Buggy (Castlecomer) 77 76, V O'Dowd (Limerick) 77 76, J Lyons (Galway) 76 77, D O'Donovan (Bandon) 75 78, J Tobin (Carrick-on-Suir) 72 81

154: M Brett (Portmarnock) 81 73, E O'Sullivan (The Island) 79 75, D Keating (Kinsale) 78 76, J Monaghan (The Island) 77 77, D Coyne (Tuam) 76 78, G Flynn (Delgany) 76 78, B Campbell (Malone) 75 79, K Kennedy (Co Tipperary) 75 79, C Martin (Kilkenny) 74 80

155: K Stack (Dungarvan/UCC) 79 76, T Cleary (East Clare) 78 77, A Glynn (Porter's Park) 77 78, S McSweeney (Cork) 77 78, J Foran (Thurles) 77 78, A Harrington (Cork) 74 81

156: K O'Neill (Strandhill) 82 74, D Morris (Limerick) 81 75, N Goulding (Portmarnock) 78 78, P Cutler (Portstewart) 77 79

157: S Webster (Castle) 81 76, D Rawluk (The Island) 79 78, J Fox (Portmarnock) 77 80

158: K Lewis (Skerries) 83 75, A Lowe (Foxrock) 79 79, M Rowe (Glasson) 78 80, D Carvill (Belvoir Park) 76 82, R Weldon (Hermitage) 75 83, R Twomey (Muskerry) 75 83, H Mackeown (Portmarnock) 75 83, G Dunlea (Killarney) 75 83

159: F Flynn (L'town & B'town) 85 74, P Sheehy (Limerick) 81 78, G Smyth (Clonmel) 80 79, A Darbey (Sutton) 78 81, D McNeill (Ballybofey & Stranorlar) 76 83

160: J Cussen (Newcastle West) 82 78, H Boch (Ballybunion) 81 79, J Mitchell (Tramore) 81 79

161: D Byrne (Douglas) 82 79, T O'Flynn (Fota Island) 80 81, B O'Donovan (Bandon) 76 85

162: T Neenan (Lahinch) 82 80, A Dooley (Glasson) 81 81

163: L Butler (West Waterford) 85 78, M Clifford (Lucan) 80 83, P Connolly (Clontarf) 80 83, G Adair (Douglas) 79 84

168: G Donaghy (The Island C.C.) 83 85

NR : M Crowe (Elm Park) 80 NR, D Ruddy (Thurles) 79 NR, S Barry (Lee Valley) 75 NR

RTD: A Pitcher (The Island), B Loftus (Ennis), M McGinley (Grange), M Kemmy (Limerick), C Daly (Castletroy), A McCully (Banbridge)

Irish Amateur Close MatchPlay First Round Draw:

7am: Niall Kearney (Royal Dublin) v Neil O Briain (Royal Dublin)

7.07am: Keith Crowley (Lee Valley) v Paul O'Kane (Moyola Park)

7.15am: Paul O'Hanlon (Curragh) v Robert Cannon (Laytown & Bettystown)

7.22am: Rory Leonard (Banbridge) v Michael Sinclair (Knock)

7.30am: Niall Turner (Muskerry) v Dave O'Donovan (Muskerry)

7.37am: Jim Mulready (Castle) v Dermot Cantrell (Woodbrook)

7.45am: Cathal O'Malley (Westport) v Michael Lavelle (K Club)

7.52am: Seamus Power (West Waterford) v Kieran Hurley (Bandon)

8am: Pat Murray (Limerick) v Ian Murphy (Waterford)

8.07am: Gary O'Flaherty (Cork) v Stephen Crowe (Dunmurry)

8.15am: Tom Cleary (Cork) v Stephen Hackett (Cork)

8.22am: Pat Lyons (Cork) v Derek Downie (Sutton)

8.30am: Niall Gorey (Lee Valley) v Mark Ford (Cork)

8.37am: Harry Diamond (Holywood) v Wayne McCully (Donaghadee)

8.45am: Cian Curley (Newlands) v J P Hughes (Douglas)

8.52am: Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge) v Robert McCarthy (The Island)

9am: Jonathan Caldwell (Clandeboye) v Ciaran O'Connor (Athlone/UCD)

9.07am: Greg Carew (Edenderry) v Niall O'Connor (Elm Park)

9.15am: Kieran Canty (Douglas) v Christopher Carvill (Belvoir Park)

9.22am: Cian McNamara (Limerick) v John Hughes (Woodbrook)

9.30am: Fergal Rafferty (Dungannon) v Gerard Kelly (Co. Louth)

9.37am: Des Morgan (Mullingar) v Andrew Hogan (Newlands/ UCD)

9.45am: Garth Boyd (Donaghadee) v Nicky Grant (Knock)

9.52am: Dara Lernihan (Castle/ UCD) v Kieran McCarthy (Kinsale)

10 am: Stephen Grant (Birr) v Gary McDermott (Co. Sligo)

10.07am: Fergal Deasy (Cork) v Brian O'Connor (Hermitage)

10.15am: Stephen Moloney (Castletroy) v Mark Collins (Sutton)

10.22am: Aaron O'Callaghan (Douglas) v Martin Poucher (Limerick)

10.30am: Jim Carvill (Warrenpoint) v Eoin Arthurs (Forrest Little)

10.37am: Peter O'Keeffe (Douglas) v David Finn (Mallow)

10.45am: John Kavanagh (Castletroy) v Simon Doherty (Malone)

10.52am: Shane Lowry (Esker Hills) v Dermot Costello (Cork).

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