Ward denied by Richie finish

A superb back nine delivered an impressive victory for 24-handicapper Peter Richie in Sunday’s Singles Stableford Competition and denied last week’s winner Brian Ward from claiming back to back victories.

Tied on 39pts, Richie took the overall victory on countback after shooting 23pts to Ward’s 20pts over the back nine. He shot six three-pointers on the homeward trip having managed just two on the front nine where he turned with just 16pts compared to Ward’s 19pts.

Just like last week Ward finished with three point pars on 17 and 18 for an impressive back nine of 20pts but this time he came up short after Ritchie’s even more impressive finish.

Gerry O’Keefe and Michael Hamilton also shot 39pts and took the top two prizes on Category 2 while Noel McGuinness took Category 3 with the same score. Brendan Duffy won Category 1 with 37opts on countback from Gerry Murray.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Singles Stableford Competition

Overall

1st Peter Ritchie (24) 39/23pts

2nd Brian Ward (16) 39/20pts

Category 1

1st  Brendan Duffy (10) 37/21pts

2nd Gerry Murray (7) 37/18pts

Category 2

1st Gerard O’Keefe (13) 39/19/11pts

2nd Michael Hamilton (15) 39/19/10pts

Category 3

1st Noel McGuinness (17) 39pts

2nd Tom Clarke (18) 38/21pts