Thailand and Caribbean qualify for League final

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Thailand will meet Caribbean in the matchplay final of the lowcostholidays.ie Winter League after they claimed the top two spots followings five weeks of intense competition among the 13 participating teams.

Thailand finished first, just one point ahead of Caribbean who were knocked off top spot on the final weekend after leading for the previous two weeks. They shot a best of the day 163pts to leap frog over the leaders who returned 160pts. Greece, who had led the league after the opening week, finished third and will rue their Week 3 collapse which, in the end, has cost them dearly.

Sean Quigley, who has been tremendous form throughout the league, again led the Thailand scorers with 34pts as all five scorers scored 31pts or better while David Murden top scored for Thailand closely followed by Tom Clarke, who recorded his fifth successive round of 30pts or better.

Murden, a 12-handicapper who recently joined the club, won the individual single stableford competition over 14 holes for the second time in three weeks, with his 37pts being two more than Kieran Reidy in second with Clarke in third, also on 35pts, after losing out on countback.

Murden’s round included two four-pointers at the par five seventh and 12th and six three-pointers over the 14 hole competition while Reidy picked up four points for his birdie four at the 12th and although he had seven three pointers it was one pointers at the third and sixth which ultimately cost him.

The lowcostholidays.ie Winter’s League title will be decided next Sunday when Thailand and Caribbean meet in a singles stableford matchplay final. The total stableford score will determine the winner of each match and if both teams are level after the completion of the matches then the total stableford score will determine the winners. It that doesn’t produce a winner then Thailand’s one point win over the five week league campaign will prove decisive.

Results

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Singles Stableford 14 hole Competition
1st: David Murden (12) 37pts
2nd: Kieran Reidy (15) 35/21pts
3rd: Tom Clarke (19) 35/19pts

 

lowcostholidays.ie Winter League Final Standings: 791 – Thailand. 790 – Caribbean. 778 – Greece. 769 – Portugal. 768 – Canada. 766 – Egypt. 759 – France. 752 – Australia. 748 – Malta. 738 – Italy. 738 – Turkey. 735 – USA. 672 – Spain.

lowcostholidays.ie Winter League Final – Matchplay Pairings: Thailand v Caribbean (Brian Renaghan v Peter Rogers, Gerry Murray v Michael Coburn, Liam Mernagh v David Murden, Tommy Renaghan v Gerry Clarke, Laurence Soraghan v Vincent Murphy, Peter McCaughey v Tom Clarke, Sean Quigley v George Rogers, John McLaughlin v Brendan Cleary).

lowcostholidays.ie Winter League Non-Qualifiers prizes: Category 1 – Sean Hession (10) 161pts.
Category 2 – Brian Mernagh (13) 158pts. Category 3 – Brian Ward (16) 157pts.

lowcostholidays.ie Winter League Week by Week Scores

Team

Total Week1 Week2 Week3 Week4 Week5
Thailand 791 146 174 143 165 163
Caribbean 790 140 175 156 159 160
Greece 778 149 165 137 166 161
Portugal 769 144 159 145 174 147
Canada 768 140 161 132 182 153
Egypt 766 131 172 133 176 154
France 759 141 154 145 163 156
Australia 752 137 156 135 176 148
Malta 748 140 164 139 156 149
Italy 738 142 159 140 161 136
Turkey 738 140 157 126 156 159
USA 735 121 158 148 155 153
Spain 672 128 164 131 109 140