PGA Tankard

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Overall
1st: Ken Lynch (12) 42/25pts
2nd: Aaron Waite (16) 42pts

Category 1
1st: Josh Mackin (4) 40pts
2nd: Dennis Cunningham (9) 38/20/13/7pts

Category 2
1st: David Murden (13) 40pts
2nd: Martin Byrne (13) 38/18pts

Category 3
1st: Stephen Haughey (17) 41/26pts
2nd: Paul Lynch (22) 39/22pts

CSS: 71

Sixteen Twos (15 players)

Two DQ

DAR Golf Dundalk Junior Scratch Cup

1st: Josh Mackin (4) (Dundalk) 152

2nd: Mark Gorham (4) (Dundalk) 155/76

3rd: Shane Hession (6) (Dundalk) 155

Nett: Padraig Fallon (9) (Dundalk) 140

1st Round
Gross: James McCulla (5) (Kilkeel) 77
Nett: Rian McDonnell (9) (Dundalk) 72

2nd Round
Gross: Gary Currie (6) (Fortwilliam) 76/36
Net: Jonathon Mallon (8) (Warrenpoint) 71/36

Congratulations to Shane Hession on a Hole in One @ 5th

CSS 1st  Round 73 Home, 75 Away
CSS 2nd Round 72 Home, 74 Away

Specsavers Semi-Open Singles Stableford – May 2, 2016

1st:  Seamus Bailey  (13)          39 pts

2nd:  Barry Grennan  (12)       37/12pts

3rd:  Neill Mullooly  (7)           36/22pts

Juvenile:  Ciaran Johnson (18)    38 pts

CSS  72

Paddy Markey Cup/Veterans Prize, May 1, 2016

1st : Gregory McCaughey     (10)              68

2nd : Mark Gorham                (4)              69

Gross Prize:       Edward Rogers         74

Veterans Prize: Michael Stewart       (14)   72/36/23.5/11.7

Veteran 2nd : Leslie Toal                   (14)   72

Category 1 (0-12) :       Christy Ward       (12)   70

Category 2 (13-16):       Tom Clarke         (15)   72

Category 3 (17+)   :       Kevin Redmond   (20)    70

CSS: 72

Congratulations to Ciaran Sheridan, Hole in One – 9th

Twos, 10 , (9 players)

151 Entrants

No returns – 15

No Shows – 4

Open Singles Stableford – April 27, 2016

1st : Sean Laverty (8)                42 pts

2nd : Neal MacKell (3)                 39 pts

3rd :   Gareth Halpin (18)            38 pts

4th :   Maurice Soraghan (9)         37 pts

Entrants 81

DQs – 3 players – scorecard not signed

19 Cards not returned

CSS 73 / 35pts

Wednesday singles

Singles Stableford Wednesday Open Competition

Wednesday 20th April 2016
1st :  Kenneth Cairns  (20)          41 pts
2nd : Chris Murden  (10)            38 pts
3rd : Neil Mullooly  (7)                37 pts
Visitor :  Adam Mc Donnell  (5) 36/20 pts

Sheridan pips Shaw to win House Committee Cup

Donal Sheridan (9) won the House Committee Cup on Sunday by the narrowest of margins from Austin Shaw (9).

Both finished with nett 68s but Sheridan took the overall prize on countback having managed to cover the back nine in one shot less than Shaw.

Shaw went through the front nine in 34 nett after parring the first, second, fifth, sixth and ninth holes and birding seven with the only real blemish being a double bogey on the pat-four eighth. Sheridan covered the opening half of the course in 35 nett as he birdied the sixth and had pars at the third, fifth, seventh and eighth as well as a double-bogey at the second.

Shaw kept his good round going down the back with pars at 10, 12, 15, 16 and 17 and a birdie at 14 to come home in 34 nett for his 68.

But his hopes of an overall victory were dashed by Sheridan who bounced back from a double bogey seven at the par five 10th with a birdie three at the index two par four 11th. He then showed remarkable consistency to reel off seven successive pars for his 68 and pip Shaw on the back nine.

Eddie Rogers with a two-over par 74 took the Gross Prize while the category winners were Kevin Barry, Martin Byrne and Eugene Hanratty.

Sunday, April 17 – House Committee Cup – Overall: Donal Sheridan (9) 68/32.5, Austin Shaw (9) 68/33.5. Gross Prize: Eddie Rogers 74. Category 1: Kevin Barry (10) 69/34. Category 2: Martin Byrne (13) 68/35.5. Category 3: Eugene Hanratty (18) 70.

Murphy leads home Sunday qualifiers in Gold Medal

Seven handicapper Darren Murphy mastered the windy conditions to shoot a one-under par 71 and finish as leading Sunday qualifier in the Gold Medal.

As well as being guaranteed a place in the Matchplay stage of the Gold Medal, Darren will also go forward to represent the men’s section of the club in the Dubai Mixed Fourball qualifying tournament where the big prize is a place in this year’s Irish Open Pro-Am.

Saturday’s Gold Medal qualifying round was cancelled following a course inspection on Friday evening and will be played this Saturday, April 10. Those entered in last Saturday’s postponed qualifier must re-enter for this Saturday via the BRS System.

Members have the option next Saturday of playing casual golf or participating in the Gold Medal Qualifier.  Those participating in the Gold Medal qualifier are reminded that it is a stroke competition played off the blue tees and their card must be signed by a club member. Playing in Saturday’s qualifier does not preclude players from participating in this Sunday’s House Committee Cup.

McCaughey and Byrne win Sunday’s Fourball

Connor McCaughey (5) and Frank Byrne (10) combined well to win Sunday’s Fourball Stableford competition. They had a point to spare over Tommy Reneghan (13) and Niall McCaul (7) who took second on countback from Noel Reidy (12) and Noel Crowe (25).

David Murden (13) just pipped George Rogers (19) on Easter Monday to win the Singles Stableford competition on countback thanks to 22pts over the final nine holes. Both had shot 38pts as did third placed Kieran Arthurs (11).

Sunday, April 3 – Fourball Stableford – Connor McCaughey (5) & Frank Byrne (10) 45pts, Tommy Reneghan (13) & Niall McCaul (7) 44/24pts, Noel Reidy (12) & Noel Crowe (25) 44/22pts.

Monday, March 28 – Singles Stableford Competition – David Murden (13) 38/22pts, George Rogers (19) 38/21pts, Kieran Arthurs (11) 38pts. CSS: Non Qualifying.

In-form O’Callaghan delivers

Given his recent good form it didn’t really come as surprise to many to see Caoimhan O’Callaghan finally deliver an overall victory in Sunday competition.

The 21 handicapper led home a field of 98 in the Easter Sunday Singles Stableford competiton with a score of 34pts which was one better than that posted by Kevin  Barry (10).

Steadiness provided the foundation for O’Callaghan’s excellent round over the 15 holes in play as he produced a round that showed a golfer in control of his game as he scored on every hole and only once had to settle for one point when he double-bogeyed the second.

After going through the first four holes with eight points he notched three points at the sixth and again at the seventh to move to 14pts after playing six holes.

He had increased that total to 20 points by the time he stood on the 11th tee and, with the wind helping, he proceeded to par the index two hole and collect four points courtesy of the two shots he had.

He followed that by scoring two points at each of the final five holes, three of which were playing into a gale force wind, to finish on 34pts and take the overall prize.

Kevin Barry ended up a point adrift of the winner despite a good start which saw him go through the first four holes in nine points thanks to three point returns at the first and third while a birdie four at the par-five seventh yielded four points.

He also picked up three points at the 12th, 15th and 16th but, while he scored at every hole, he was left to rue the four one-pointers he had on his card.

Clem Walshe (5), Michael Hamilton (16) and Aidan O’Mahony (17) took the three Category prizes.

Sunday, March 27 – Singles Stableford Competition – Overall: Caoimhan O’Callaghan (21) 34pts, Kevin Barry (10) 33pts. Category 1: Clem Walshe (5) 32/18pts. Category 2: Michael Hamilton (16) 32 pts. Category 3: Aidan O’Mahony (17) 32pts. CSS: Non Qualifying.