Brennan pips Alderdice to take Sunday’s Singles prize

Gerry Brennan was the winner of Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition with the four handicapper shooting a nett score of 39pts to pip the in-form Zak Alderdice (3) by one point.

After parring the first, blanking the second and parring the third, Brennan birdied the index one fourth to get his back on track with an eight point haul from the opening four holes.

He was steadiness personified from there to the turn as he picked up five successive two pointers to turn with 18pts. After a two point par at the tenth, he picked up his first three pointer of the day when he parred the index two 11th but handed that gain back at the next when he had to settle for one point after bogeying the par five.

Two point pars followed at the 13th and 14th before, like the thoroughbred he is, he made what proved to be the winning move by birdieing the 15th for three points and parring the index four 16th for three points.

After a two point par at 17, another three points were delivered on the last courtesy of a birdie three and he signed for an uncatchable total of 39pts.

Alderdice took Category One while Derek Teather (16) shot an excellent 37pts to take Category Two and Pat Daly (21) with 36pts won Category Three. Eoin Purton (18) was best juvenile while Brennan’s 35pts gross was the day’s best gross score.

The final Golfer of the Year event, the Corchrane Cup, take place this Sunday with defending champion Clem Walshe in pole position to retain his title as Mr Consistency.

Sunday, September 29 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Gerry Brennan (4) 39pts, Category 1 (0-12): Zak Alderdice (3) 38/18pts, Ultan Gaughran (9) 38pts. Category 2 (13–17): Derek Teather (16) 37pts, Len Mullins (15) 35pts. Category 3 (18+): Pat Daly (21) 36pts, Patsy Cole (18) 34pts. Best Gross: Gerry Brennan (4) 35/19pts. Best Juvenile: Eoin Purton (18) 33pts. CSS: 73 (35pts).