Carins powers his way to victory

Eighteen handicapper Martin Cairns produced a round that included one birdie and eight pars on his way to posting a score of 43pts in Sunday’s Single Stableford competition.

He could even afford not to score at the par five seventh, where he shot a triple bogey eight, and still have three points to spare over second placed Cathal Muckian (12).

Cairns amassed 15 points from the opening six holes before his stumble on the seventh but five points from the next two holes saw him turn for home on 20pts. He kept the scoring going as he headed down the back nine with pars at the 10th and 11th and a birdie at the 12th to move to 30pts with six holes to go. More pars followed at 14th and 17th while his only dropped shot on the back nine was at the 15th as she shot 23pts for the back nine and an overall score of 43ptd.

Kieran Arthurs (12), Paul Reilly (17) and Colm O’Hanrahan (25) were the category winners with Reilly also managing to include a hole in one at the par three 17th in his round.

Sunday, October 9 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Martin Cairns (18) 43pts, Cathal Muckian (12) 40pts. Category 1 (0-12): Kieran Arthurs (12) 39pts, Ciaran Traynor (6) 36/19/13/8/5pts. Category 2 (13-18): Paul Reilly (17) 39pts, Kieran Reidy (17) 38pts. Category 3 (19-28): Colm O’Hanrahan (25) 38pts, Declan Ward (22) 37/23pts. Juvenile: Adam Lennon (19) 40pts. CSS: 36pts.