Thirteen proves lucky for Browne

Mark Browne (22) was the winner of Sunday’s 13 Hole Singles Stableford competition with an excellent score of 33pts which was two better than Michael Gill (8). Gill, who also shot the day’s best gross score of 25pts, edged out Peter O’Brien (15) for the runners-up spot. O’Brien took Category Two with Gregory McCaughey (8) taking Category One and Diarmuid McAdam claiming Category Three.

After picking up one point for a double bogey six at the first, Browne got his round really going at the second which he birdied for four points. He followed that with three consecutive three point pars at the fifth and sixth and a three point bogey at the seventh.

Although he had to settle for a one point double bogey at the eighth, Browne got quickly got back into the groove with three point pars at the ninth and tenth and a two point double bogey at the 11th.

He didn’t let up over the final four holes as he had a three point par at the 15th and a three point bogey at the 16th before finishing with two point bogeys at the 17th and 18th to cover the 13 holes in an impressive 33pts.

Sunday, February 18 – 13 Holes Singles Stableford Competition – Mark Browne (22) 33pts, Michael Gill (8) 31pts. Category 1 (0-11): Gregory McCaughey (8) 29pts.    Category 2 (12-17): Peter O Brien (15) 31pts. Category 3 (18-28): Diarmuid McAdam (23) 29pts. Best Gross: Michael Gill (8) 25pts.