Birdies do the trick for Cumiskey

Three birdies on the back nine which yielded 11 points helped Mark Cumiskey take Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition.

The 10 handicapper scored an amazing 25pts on the homeward nine to return an overall total of 45pts and he won by three points from Michael Gill (8) who edged out early clubhouse leader Michaerl Begley (20) for third place.

Cumiskey went through the front nine in 19pts as he picked up three points at the first, second and but dropped shots at the fourth and eighth. A two point par at the 10th and a three point par the index two 11th yielded five points from the first two holes of the back nine and Cumiskey then picked up four more points after birdieing the par five 12th. The next five holes yielded 13 polnts from a birdie and four pars before the third birdie of his round arrived on the par four last.

He covered the 18 holes in 73 gross and that was enough to take him past Begley who had held the clubhouse lead from early morning after a steady round of 42pts and he will rue a blank at 16 when he airmailed the green with his approach shot and ended up in the forest at the back.

Begley had to settle for the Category Three prize after he was pipped for second overall on countback by Michael Gill who also finished on 42pts. The other Category winners were Alan Hurley (5) and Gareth Halpin (17) while Leinster Boys U16 Champion Josh Mackin (3) took the gross prize with 38pts..

Sunday, August 14 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Mark Cumiskey (10) 45pts, Michael Gill (8) 42pts. Gross: Josh Mackin (3) 38pts. Category 1 (0-12): Alan Hurley (5) 40/20pts, Niall McCaul (8) 40pts. Category 2 (13-17): Gareth Halpin (17) 40/24pts, Brian Gaughran (14) 40/21pts. Category 3 (18-28): Michael Begley (20) 42pts, Larry Hanratty (22) 40/23pts. CSS: 71.