Rafferty still leading title charge at North of Ireland

​Leading qualifier Caolan Rafferty plays Colin Fairweather and Irish Close Champion Alex Gleeson faces Rowan Lester in the semi-finals of the Cathedral Eye Clinic North of Ireland

  • 14 July 2017

Caption: Dundalk's Caolan Rafferty through to the final four at the North of Ireland - Golffile

Scores updated after each hole for Semi-Finals
Scores updated Shot by Shot during the Final (on this page)


It's down to the final four at the Cathedral Eye Clinic North of Ireland as Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk), Colin Fairweather (Knock), Alex Gleeson (Castle) and Rowan Lester (Hermitage) remain in the hunt for the North of Ireland.

Rafferty won the silver medal as leading qualifier and now faces Ireland international Colin Fairweather for a place in the final after beating Portmarnock's Darragh Coghlan 4&2 in the last eight.

Fairweather booked his place in the last four with a two-hole win against Derek Downie. Previously beaten in the final at the South of Ireland, Fairweather is a formidable opponent.

Castle's Alex Gleeson won the Irish Close at Ballyliffin in 2016 and could add the North of Ireland to his collection but only if he overcomes fellow international Rowan Lester in the semi-finals.