McCaul shoots best nett and best gross

The fourth round of the Winter League was won by six handicapper Niall McCaul who shot a nett 32pts and also managed to return the best gross score of the day with 28pts for the 13 holes. The 13 hole format meant McCaul only had four shots at his disposal so it was an impressive round.

It began with a three point par at the first which was followed by a three point birdie and although he only earned five points over the next three holes he took eight points from the two par-fives on the front nine as he eagled the sixth for four points and birdied the seventh for four points.

Another birdie followed at the eighth for three points and a two point par at the ninth meant he completed the front nine in 24pts.

Three pars at the 10th, 16th and 17th yielded seven points as he only had a shot at the 16th and, although he bogeyed the par four 18th, the point he gained was enough to get over the line in first place.

Another six handicapper, Billy Cairns, shot 31pts to take the Category 1 honours while Ollie English (12) won Category 2 with 30pts and Noel Reid (18) with 27pts claimed the Category 3 prize on countback.

Sunday, March 26 – 13 Hole Singles Stableford and Round 4 of Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League – Overall: Niall McCaul (6) 32pts. Category 1 (0-11): Billy Cairns (6) 31pts, Ultan Gaughran (9) 30pts. Category 2 (12-16): Ollie English (12) 30pts, Peter Fitzpatrick (14) 26/19pts. Category 3 (17-28): Noel Reid (18) 27/20pts, Bill McCarthy (27) 27pts. Best Gross: Niall McCaul 28pts.