Coburn goes low to win Irwin Lockington Salver

Eighteen handicapper Colm Coburn shot one of the best rounds in recent times around Dundalk when he returned a nine under par 63 on Sunday to win the Irwin Lockington Salver by five shots.

Two birdie twos at the par three ninth and 17th were key to his low round as he came home with an impressive gross score of 81.

He went out in 32 nett thanks to that birde at the ninth and pars at the second, seventh and eighth with his only blemish being a double bogey five at the par three fifth.

The strong wind certainly didn’t deter Coburn and on the back nine he parred the 10th and 13th before birdieing the 17th and parring the final hole as he came home in 31 nett.

Noel Crowe (24) with a net 68 led the chasing pack while Fergal Harte (6) with a 76 had the day’s best gross score and James Reilly (17) with a 73 won the Juvenile Prize. The Category prizes went to Fergal Sexton (9), Dermot McKenna (17) and John Oakes (26)

Sunday, June 2 – Irwin Lockington Salver – Overall: Colm Coburn (18) 63, Noel Crowe (24) 68. Gross: Fergal Harte (6) 76. Category 1 (0-11): Fergal Sexton (9) 69, Jim Caraher (8) 71. Category 2 (12-17): Dermot McKenna (17) 74/36.5, Gerard O’Keeffe (13) 74. Category 3 (18+): John Oakes (26) 72/35, George Rogers (20) 72. Best Juvenile: James Reilly (17) 73. CSS: 73.