Consistent Connolly takes Sunday’s Singles

JP Connolly took full advantage of the excellent conditions to win Sunday’s Singles Stableford with an excellent score of 43pts which was two better than Benny O’Shaughnessy and Kieran Arthurs.

Connolly, playing off 25, scored at every hole and his only one pointers came back to back on the 12th and 13th as he compiled a round that included one four pointer, seven three pointers and eight two pointers.

His first three pointer came at the index five third which he bogeyed and he then had back to back three pointers when he parred the fifth and sixth holes.

Another followed with a par on the par five 10th and he then covered the last five holes in 15 points courtesy of a four point par at the index four 15th and three point pars at the 14th, 17th and 18th.

Behind him, O’Shaughnessy (20) took second place overall after his 23pts on the back nine was better than that returned by Arthurs but the 12 handicapper did take the Category Two prize. Nicholas McKeown (10) claimed Cateogry 1 with 39pts while Brendan Tinnelly (20) took Category 3 with 38pts. The best gross score came from Maurice Murphy (3) with 34pts.

Sunday, June 10 – Singles Stableford Competition – Overall: JP Connolly (25) 43pts, Benny O’Shaughnessy (20) 41/23pts. Category 1 (0-11): Nicholas McKeown (10) 39pts, Ciaran Sheridan (5) 38/20pts. Category 2 (12-17): Kieran Arthurs (12) 41pts, Derek Teather (17) 38/19pts. Category 3 (18 -28): Brendan Tinnelly (20) 38pts, John McLaughlin (20) 37pts. Gross: Maurice Murphy (3) 34pts. CSS: 72 (36pts).