Course knowledge helps McCaughey

As one of the key members of the hard-working course committee over the last few years, Connor McCaughey knows just about every blade of grass around Dundalk Golf Club and he used that knowledge to great effect last Sunday,

A countback over the final six holes was needed before McCaughey, playing off six, was declared the winner after he had finished on 39pts with Darren O’Brien (16) and George Rogers (20).

McCaughey shot 21pts for the front nine, helped greatly by four points at the third where he had a birdie three and three point pars at the fourth, sixth and seventh.

Down the back he shot 18pts with three point pars at the 15th and 18th cancelling out a no score at the par three 13th. That par at the 18th was to prove crucial as the extra point was enough to get past O’Brien and Rogers on countback.

O’Brien and Rogers finished second and third overall respectively while the category winners were Sean Hession (6), Danny Gallagher (14) and Sean Gallagher (23). James Reilly (28) took the juvenile prize while veteran Gerry Murray had a hole in one at the 13th

Sunday, November 6 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Connor McCaughey (6) 39/18/12pts, Darren O’Brien (16) 39pts, George Rogers (20) 38/20pts. Category 1 (0-12): Sean Hession (6) 38pts. Category 2 (13-17): Danny Gallagher (14) 38pts. Category 3 (18-28): Sean Gallagher (23) 38/18/12/7pts. Juvenile: James Reilly (28) 36pts. CSS: 35pts.