Sunday, May 19, 2013

Breda O'Donnell - Munster Matchplay Champion May 19th


Pictured above are Pádraig O’Shea (PPUI Vice-President), Marie Kerr (Rosscarbery), Breda O’Donnell, Munster Champion (Cunnigar) and Liam Leahy (PPUI Munster Coordinator)

Many congratulations to Breda O Donnell, who won the Munster Matchplay Ladies Junior final last Sunday, May 19th, at the ESB Pitch and Putt Club, Cork. Breda had to contend with the challenge of Marie Kerr from Rosscarbery, Co Cork. The first 18 holes saw the lead change hands on a number of occasions, with Marie leading initially as she went 1 up on the 4th, the match was brought back to level on the 7th before Marie went 1up on the 10th, a lead she extended to 2up briefly on the 12th before Breda fought back to level after 18. In the second 18 Breda came to the fore and went 1 up after 19, by the 25th she had gone to 1 down but a stretch of eight threes in a row saw her convert this deficit to a lead of four holes as she ran out a winner by a 4&3 margin. This was a vastly entertaining contest and played in a sporting and friendly manner. This victory follows on from Breda’s splendid win at the Hillview Scratch Cup a week previously, and with the Munster Strokeplay Championships being held at Cunnigar in July, the experience of playing at the top level will stand Breda in good stead for those Championships. A special mention must also be made of the splendid performance of Cáit Mulcahy, who was narrowly beaten in the Semi-Final.

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