Irwin Lockington Salver

Twelve handicapper Derek Murdock took the Irwin Lockington Salver on Easter Sunday with a six under par 66 to win by one shot from Peter McCaughey.

Murdock took full advantage of a fast start. He had shots on the opening four hole stretch and parred the tricky quartet for four nett birdies to go four under. He went to five under when he parred the index three par five seventh but gave it back at the part three ninth where he didn’t have a shot.

But a birdie three at the index two 11th was the equivalent of a nett eagle two and sent Murdock to six under with seven holes to go. He went through the next five holes without a blemish but a four at the par three 17th, where he didn’t have a shot, dropped him back to five-under.

However, he had a shot at the last and showed great character up the challenging 18th to get a four, and a nett three, to finish on 66 and pip McCaughey by a single shot.

McCaughey, who played off 16, took second overall on countback thanks to a nett 33 over the back nine.

Nine-handicapper Ultan Gaughran edged out Clem Walsh on countback for the Category 1 prize after both had shot 67 while a 67 was good enough for Ciaran Dunne to take the Category 2 prize. Oliver McGinnity, with a 70, edged out Martin McCaughey in Category 3.

Results

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Irwin Lockington Salver

Overall

1st: Derek Murdock (12) 66

2nd: Peter McCaughey (16) 67/33

 

Category 1

1st: Ultan Gaughran (9) 67/33.5/30.5

2nd: Clem Walshe (5) 67

 

Category 2

1st: Ciaran Dunne (12) 67

2nd: Michael Hamilton (15) 68

 

Category 3

1st: Oliver McGinnity (21) 70/30.5

2nd: Martin McCaughey (21) 70/32.5

 

Gross Prize: Eddie Rogers 75