Archives for July 2016

Murden storms through to take Captain’s Prize

Overall Winner

Winner David Murden is presented with his prize by Captain Maurice Soraghan

Eleven handicapper David Murden stormed through the field to take Maurice Soraghan’s Captain’s Prize last Sunday.

He shot a best of the day 65 for a two round score of 137 and that was enough to give him a three shot win over E J Hanratty (10) who shot 70 in both rounds for a four under par total of 140.

Club stalwart Peter Rogers (2) took the gross prize after shooting rounds of 75 and 76 for 151 while Tommy Reneghan (14) won the Veteran’s Prize after shooting a five under par 67 for 141 after a 74 last week.

Big hitting Murden started the day in 31st place after shooting a level par 72 in last week’s first round and teed off 72 minutes before the leaders having just made it into the seeded group of players for the final round.

Going into the final round under the radar certainly worked for Murden as he burned up the front nine. He shot eight pars and one bogey for a one over par gross score of 37 and a nett total of 32, five under par.

After a bogey six at the par five index 16 10th hole, Murden got back to par golf and parred the next six holes to stand on the 17th tee with a gross score to that point of two over and a nett score of nine under. A double bogey five at the par three, index 14, 17th hole threatened to derail his charge to the title after he found himself two bunkers but he responded brilliantly on the index 10 par four 18th with a booming drive followed by a gap wedge and two putt for a par to finish with a superb round of 65, seven under par.

That left Murden as leader in the clubhouse and he had to spent the next hour watching the remaining 27 players try to find a way to better his score of 137. One by one they came up short and when Brian McCarthy and Jim Dwyer in the final group signed for 74s and an overall total of 141, Murden was confirmed as winner of the 2016 Captain’s Prize which represented his first individual major title.

McCarthy and Dwyer finished third and fourth overall respectively with Intermediate Scratch Cup winner Martin McEntaggart (10) in fifth. Category winners were Frank Byrne (10), Michael Hamilton (16) and Pat Waters (17). The overall winner of Saturday qualifying was Richard Barry (13) with Kevin Redmond (20) taking the Sunday qualifying prize. The winner of the overall Juvenile Prize was Joseph Laverty (19) with Sean Laverty (6) taking the Junior Prize.

Sunday, July 31 – Maurice Soraghan’s Captain’s Prize – Overall: 137 – David Murden (11) 72, 65. 140 – E J Hanratty (10) 70, 70. 141 – Bobby McCarthy (17) , Jim Dwyer (9) 67, 74. 142 – Martin McEntaggart (10) 70, 72. Gross: Peter Rogers (2) 151 (75, 76). Veteran: Tommy Reneghan (14) 141 (74, 67). Junior: Sean Laverty (6) 141 (70, 71). Juvenile: Joseph Laverty (19) 143 (75, 68). Sunday Final: Category 1 (0-11): Frank Byrne (10) 71/34, Gerry Murray (9) 71, Neil Mullooly (11) 72/34.. Category 2 (12-16): Michael Hamilton (16) 68/34, Aaron Waite (14) 68, Brendan Keane (12) 70/34/19. Category 3: Pat Waters (17) 67, Noel Crowe (26) 68, Gerard Cluskey (19) 70.Saturday Qualifier: Richard Barry (13) 69/32.5. Category 1 (0-12): Damian English (11) 69. Category 2 (13-19): Michael Kelly (14) 72.  Category 3 (20-28): Sean Gallagher (24) 71. Juvenile: Adam Lennon (22) 71. Junior: Andrew Coburn (12) 69. Sunday Qualifying: Kevin Redmond (20) 65. Category 1 (0-12): Carl Stewart (10) 68. Category 2 (13-19): Gerry J Byrne (19) 69. Cateogry 3 (20-28): Paul Matthews (25) 66. Juvenile Cathal Purcell (20) 84. Saturday Non Qualifers: Michael McDermott (16) 72. Category 1 (0-14) Vincent Jackson (13) 73. Category 2 (15-20): Declan Conlon (20) 74/35. Category 3 (21-28): Denis Ryan (21) 76 (33.5).

Singles Stableford Open Competition

1st :   Pat Purton (5)                        42 pts

1st   Cat 1: (0-14) Pat Donaghy (12)     40 pts

2nd   Cat 1: (0-14) Niall Jackson   (10)   39/21 pts

1st   Cat 2: (15-20) Chris Malone(17)         38 pts

2nd   Cat 2: (15-20) Aidan O’Mahony (18)   37/20 pts

1st   Cat 3: (21+) John Farrell (22)                       40pts

2nd   Cat 3: (21+) Paul Martin (25)   (Mannan)   38 pts

Juvenile: Joseph Laverty (19)           40pts

Entrants 148

16 Twos, 14 players.

One disqualified   (0533)

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Redmond leads the field after first round of Captain’s Prize

Kevin Redmond will lead the field into the Second Round of Maurice Soraghan’s Captain Prize after he shot a seven under par 65 in qualifying over the weekend.

The 20 handicapper has a one shot lead over Paul Matthews (25) and the final group next Sunday will be completed by Bobby McCarthy (17) who shot a 67, as did Jim Dwyer (9).

The 170 players, out of a field of 302, who shot 80 or better qualified for this Sunday’s second round. The top 33 available players are seeded and must play in their allocated time with the leaders going out last.

Redmond will be hoping to get out of the blocks as fast he did in the first round when he parred the first two holes and then finished the front nine with a par at the eighth and a birdie two at the ninth. A par at the 11th was followed by a birdie four at the 12th and a par at 13th but dropped shots at the 14th and 18th meant he had to settle for a 65.

Paul Matthews had a steady round with the highlights being a par four at the index one fourth and a birdie four at the par five 12th.

Unseeded players who have qualified for Sunday can now book their places via the BRS system while non-qualifiers will be able to play on Saturday.

Maurice Soraghan’s Captain’s Prize – First Round Leaderboard: 65 – Kevin Redmond ( 20). 66 – Paul Matthews (25). 67 – Bobby McCarthy (17), Jim Dwyer (9). 68 – Carl Stewart (10). 69 – Ken Lynch (11), Richard Barry (13), Gerry J Byrne (19), Damian English (11). 70 – Gavin McDonnell (20), Barry Cunningham (10), E J Hanratty (10), Michael Stewart (13), Pat McKeown (17), Vincent Conlon (8), Tom Wall (13), Connor McCaughey (6), Shane Hession (6), Martin McEntaggart (10).

Dundalk reach Newsam Cup Final

Dundalk are into the final of the Newsam Cup after beating Townley Hall in Saturday’s semi-final.

With three of the five matches at home, Dundalk got off to the perfect start as Eamonn McEneaney & Nigel Giff scored an early win and Bobby McCarthy & Hugh Reilly were equally impressive in claiming victory by the 14th hole.

When word filtered through that Jim Gollogley & Sean O’Sullivan had won on the 15th green at Townley Hall the remaining two matches were called in with Adrian Kenny & Ken Mulholland walking down the 18th and the impressive David Cairns and his brother Kenneth one up playing the 15th.

Dundalk must now wait on the identity of their next opponents but the final will take place on September 3 at Royal Tara.

Wednesday Open 20/07/2016

1st :     Turlough King (12)                        46 pts

2nd : Malcolm Drake (Sutton) (16) 41 pts

1st   Cat 1: (0-12) C. Copas (Canada)   (11)   39/19/13 pts

2nd Cat 1: (0-12) Ken Lynch (11)        39 pts

1st   Cat 2: (13-19) Barry Cullen(15)     38 pts

2nd Cat 2: (13-19) Tom Wall (13)         37 pts

1st   Cat 3: (20+) Eamon Galloway (20) 37 pts  (Banbridge)

2nd   Cat 3: (20+) Paul Martin (28)   35/19/13 pts   (Greenore)

Juvenile: Iarlaith Carroll (20) 37/20 pts

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Sun shines for Professional’s Prize

The sun shone last Sunday for Leslie Walker’s Professional’s Prize and so too did captain Maurice Soraghan (9) who shot 69 to take top prize on countback.

Robert White (2) took the Gross Prize with a one over par 73 while Michael Stewart (14) won the Veteran’s Prize with a 70.

Liam O’Reilly (9) captured the Category One prize while Barry Grennan (12) and Padraig McDonnell were the other category winners with Joseph Laverty (20) claiming the Juvenile Prize.

Sunday, July 17 – Professional’s Prize (Leslie Walker) – Overall: Maurice Soraghan (9) 69. Gross: Robert White (2) 73. Veteran: Michael Stewart (14) 70. Category 1 (0 to 11): Liam O’Reilly (9) 69, Gregory McCaughey (9) 70. Category 2 (12 to 16): Barry Grennan (12) 70/35, Danny Miele (13) 70. Category 3 (17 to 28): Padraig McDonnell (22) 71, Eamon Arthur (21) 72. Juvenile: Joseph Laverty (20) 77. CSS: 73.

 

Professional Leslie’s Prize to Men

Professional’s Prize (Leslie Walker)

Sunday 17th July 2016

Winner: Eugene Hanratty (17)    68

Gross: Robert White (2)                73

Veteran: Michael Stewart (14)      70

Cat1: (-1 to 11)

1st : Maurice Soraghan   (9)          69/33.5

2nd : Liam O’Reilly (9)                   69

Cat 2: (12 to 16)

1st :   Barry Grennan (12)              70/35

2nd :   Danny Miele   (13)              70

Cat 3: (17 to 28)

1st : Padraig McDonnell (22)        71

2nd : Eamon Arthur (21)                72

Juvenile: Joseph Laverty (20)      77

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Wednesday Singles Open

1st :   Jim Rowland (12)                      39 pts

2nd : Rian McDonnell (9)                 38 pts

3rd : Liam Galvin (Moate) (6)              37/18 pts

1st   Cat 1: (0-14) Alan Hurley (5)         37/17 pts

1st   Cat 2: (15-19) Kieran Taaffe (17) 35/18 pts

1st   Cat 3: (20+) Paul McGee (Greenore) (20)  35 pts

Juvenile: Ciaran Johnson (13) 40 pts

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