Archives for August 2017

Open Singles

1st :   Richard Barry (10)     42 Pts

2nd : Colin Roche (6)           41 Pts

Category 1 ( 0-14)

1st : Zak Alderdice     (10)       39/19/13/6 Pts

Category 2 (14 to 20)

1st : Len Mullins (15)   40 pts

Category 3 (21-28)

1st : John Copas (25)          37/18pts

Best Gross

*   Brendan Lawlor (2) 35/18  Gross Points

Juvenile

Tom Dunne (16)     36 Pts

 

CSS 36 pts

89 played , 1 disq 2455

Two’s 4 (4 players)

Fred Daly team lose All-Ireland semi-final

The Fred Daly Trophy team were beaten in today’s All-Ireland semi-final by Lisburn at Bray Golf Club.

Eoin Murphy lost 3&2 to fellow Boys international Aaron Marshall in the top match while Kyle Patton beat Josh Mackin 4&3 and Padraig Fallon lost 6&5 to Jack Shellard.

Sean Laverty and Kyle Rafferty earned half points from their matches with Joshua Robinson and Mark Stewart respectively.

Lisburn subsequently lost 3.5 to 1.5 against Athenry in the Final.

 

 

 

 

Entries open for Dundalk Scratch Cup

Entries are now being accepted for the 36 hole Dundalk Scratch Cup, sponsored by One Finance, which will be played at Dundalk Golf Club on Sunday, September 17.

Irish international Caolan Rafferty will defend the title he won for the first time last year and there will be a special prize for anybody who beats the course record of 64 which was recently set by another former Scratch Cup winner Aaron Grant..

Grant and Rafferty will lead the challenge from the home club along with Boys internationals Eoin Murphy and Josh Mackin,.

Entries can be submitted to the Pro Shop at Dundalk Golf Club on +353 42-9322102.

 

Impressive McCaughey masters the weather

Gregory McCaughey won Sunday’s Singles Stableford with an impressive 40pts, some of which was collected during one of the heavy downpours that affected those with morning tee-times.

Poll-forking meant that the greens were heavily sanded but that too didn’t deter the nine-handicapper who began fast with three point pars on the opening two holes.

Over the next eight holes he collected two points on seven of them with his only dropped shot coming on the index three par five seventh which he doubled-bogeyed.

That left him on 21pts standing on the 11th tee and the next three holes saw him produce the fireworks needed to distance himself from the rest of the field. He parred the index two par four 11th for three points and then tossed in back to back birdies at the 12th and 13th for a three hole haul of 10pts.

Another three points were gained at the 16th to move him to 38pts and he could afford to score one point bogeys at the final two holes and still win by two points from Joseph Laverty (10) and Anthony Tuite (14).

Laverty took Category One with Tuite winning Category Two and Johannes Steenvooden (25) took Category Three with 37pts. Best Gross was recorded by Peter Rogers with 34pts while James Murtagh (28) with 42pts won the Juvenile Prize.

Sunday, August  27 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Gregory McCaughey (9) 40pts. Category 1 (0-12): Joseph Laverty (10) 38pts, Zak Alderdice (10) 37/21pts. Category 2 (13-18): Anthony Tuite (14) 38pts, Gerry Oakes (17) 37/21pts. Category 3 (19-28): Johannes Steenvooden (25) 37pts, Graham Purcell (19) 36/17/15pts. Best Gross: Peter Rogers 34pts. Juvenile: James Murtagh (28) 42pts. CSS: 36pts.

 

Rafferty beaten in Irish Close quarter-final

Caolan Rafferty’s search for one of the major Irish amateur championships continues after he was beaten in the quarter-finals of the Irish Close at Galway Golf Club last week.

Rafferty headed into the Close on the back of his best ever season and having finished as top points scorer in Ireland’s historic fourth successive win in the Home Internationals the previous week.

He eased to the matchplay stages with a third place finish in the two round strokeplay qualifiers, just missing out on a third leading qualifier medal of the year by a single shot after rounds of 71 and 68.

In the opening matchplay round he beat Palmerstown Stud’s Anthony McDaid 3&2 and then defeated former West of Ireland championship and Irish international Jonathon Yates of Naas by one hole to reach the last 16 where he met local favourite Ronan Mullarney who had knocked out the defending champion Alex Gleeson.

Undeterred by the large home support for Mullarney, Rafferty eased to a solid 3&2 victory to reach the last eight but his run came to an end when he was beaten 2&1 by Belvoir Park’s Marc Norton.

Next up for Caolan is the South American Championship in Colombia.

Josh Mackin finished tied ninth at the Irish U16 Boys Championship in Rockmount. Mackin produced rounds for 74, 76 and 76 for a total of ten under par and finished ten behind the eventual winner Adam Smith from Mullingar. Kyle Rafferty was the other Dundalk player in the championship and he missed the cut after two rounds by two shots.

Sunday Singles Stableford

Winner

1st :   Gregory McCaughey   (9)     40 pts

Category 1 (0-12)

1st :   Joseph Laverty   (10)           38 pts

2nd :   Zak Alderdice   (10)            37/21 pts

Category 2 (13-18)

1st :   Anthony Tuite (14)                38 pts

2nd : Gerry Oakes   (17)             37/21 pts

Category 3 (19-28)

1st : Johannes Steenvooden (25)         37 pts

2nd : Graham Purcell               (19)         36/17/15 pts

Best Gross – Peter Rogers 34 Gross Points

Juvenile – James Murtagh (28) 42 pts

Css 36 pts

Boys U13 and U18 teams take county titles

The excellent season being enjoyed by our Juveniles continued last week when the Boys U13 and U18 teams won their respective county titles at Seapoint.

The U13s captured the McCooey Cassidy Cup which is named after Brendan McCooey and Jimmy Cassidy, two men who had a long standing association with the club.

The team of Zak Alderdice, Joseph Laverty, Christopher Clarke and Aaron Spaight beat Co Louth in their final.

The U18s beat Ardee in a play-off with Sean Laverty playing a superb shot out of a fairway bunker and over the drain protecting the front of the green to set up the win on the first sudden death hole.

The U18 team was Josh Mackin & Sean Laverty, Eoin Murphy & Kyle Rafferty and Conall Murdock & Ciaran Johnston.

Monarch Trophy Winners 2017: (from left): Kyle Rafferty, Conall Murdock, Josh Mackin, Vincent Conlon (Team Manager), Sean Laverty, Eoin Murphy.

McCooey Cassidy Cup Winners 2017 (from left): Zak Alderdice, Christopher Clarke, Paul Malone (Team Manager), Joseph Laverty, Aaron Spaight.

Copas takes Route 66 to Captain’s Prize

2017 Captain’s Prize winner Richard Copas receives the trophy from Captain Mickey Coburn

Richard Copas won Mickey Coburn’s Captain’s Prize thanks to a superb six under par 66 in the second round on Sunday.

His  10 under par overall total of 134 was enough to pip first round leader Noel Crowe by two shots with third placed David Cairns a further six shots behind.
Noel Mahon (23) took the Veterans Prize while the evergreen Peter Roger claimed the Gross Prize with a two round total of 148 which was helped by an impressive one under par 71 in the final round.
Copas and Crowe were paired together in the final group and, as the expected challenge from the groups behind failed to materialise, they rose to the occasion rather than wilt under the pressure.
Eighteen handicapper Copas, who was lying two shots behind Crowe after a first round 68, had a shot at every hole and he produced an almost perfect round in crafting his 66.
He opened steadily with four bogeys before gaining his first par at the par three fifth to go one under. After bogeys at the next three holes, Copas took a firm grip of the competition when he reeled off four successive pars from the ninth to the 12th to go to five under for the round and nine under for the competition.
A birdie three at the par four 16th took him to 11 under for the competition and his only blemish of the day came at the 18th which he doubled bogeyed for a round of 66 and a final total of ten under.
Crowe (26) hung in but with Copas playing so steadily his one under par 71 came up a couple of shots short as he finished on eight under.
Sunday’s Second Round category prizes were won by Ciaran Sheridan (5), Brian Gaughran (13) and Sean Gallagher (20).
Sunday, August 21 – Captain Michael Coburn’s Prize –  1st Richard Copas (18) 134 (68/66); 2nd Noel Crowe (26)  136 (65/71); 3rd David Cairns 142 (73/69/32.5); 4th Martin McEntaggart (10) 142 (73/69); 5th Brian Mernagh (11) 142 (70/72/36.5); 6th Paul O’Reilly (17) 142 (70/72); 143 – 7th Willie McKeever (17) 143 (75/68); 8th Jim Dwyer (9) 143(71/72). Veteran: Noel McMahon (23) 141 (66/75). Gross: Peter Rogers (2) 148 (77/71). Category 1: Ciaran Sheridan (5) 70/33.5. Terry Conlon (6) 70. Category 2: Brian Gaughran (13) 67/32.5, Seamus Bailey (13) 67. Category 3:  Sean Gallagher (20) 70. Dessie Corbett (22) 72. CSS 72.

Sunday Qualifier Category 1: Kyle Rafferty (winner, left) and Caolan Rafferty (second, right)

Sunday Qualifier Overall Winner, Maurice Murphy

Saturday Qualifier Overall Winner, John P Daly