Final holes proves crucial as Moriarty pips Rocks

Sean Moriarty (22) was the winner of Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition with an impressive score of 42pts which just edged out Eddie Rocks (9) by one point.

Two pars on the final two holes proved vital in taking Moriarty past the in-form Rocks who had compiled an excellent 41pts off a nine handicap.

In all, Moriarty picked up three points at eight holes as he parred the third, eighth, 10th, 13th, 17th and 18th and took full advantage of having two shots at the fourth and 11th which he bogeyed. His only one pointers came at the par five index three seventh where he had an eight and the par five 12th where he had a double bogey seven.

Teenager Zak Alderdice warmed up for next week’s Irish Boys U16 Championship in Donabate by taking Category 1 with 39pts and also recorded the day’s best gross score of 34pts. Tommy Reneghan (14) won Category 2, John Keane (19) won Category 3 and Conal Mullins (28) was best juvenile.

Sunday, August 11 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Sean Moriarty (22) 42pts, Eddie Rocks (9) 41pts. Category 1 (0-12): Zak Alderdice (6) 39/21pts, Kevin Barry (11) 39pts. Category 2 (13–18): Tommy Reneghan (14) 37/19pts, Shane Thornton (13) 37pts. Category 3 (19+): John Keane (19) 39pts, John McLaughlin (25) 38/20pts. Best Gross: Zak Alderdice 34pts. Best Juvenile: Conall Mullins (28) 39pts. CSS 36pts