Triple honours for Hanratty

Eugene Hanratty’s 40pts on Sunday not only meant he won the Singles Stableford competition but he also led the qualifiers for the Harry Walsh Cup as well as qualifying to represent Dundalk in the 3Ts competition.

The 18 handicapper put together a round that included eight three point pars at the first, fourth, fifth, eighth, ninth, 13th, 14th and 17th as he went out in 22pts and home in 18pts. He managed to score at all 18 holes even though he had to settle for one pointers ar the sixth, 12th, 16th and 18th.

His 40 points, and in particular, his 18pts on the back nine, was enough to pip Bobby McCarthy (15) on countback after he too returned a score of 40pts.

Austin Shaw continued his recent fine form with the nine handicapper shooting 38pts to take the Category One prize while Brian Ward (15) and Sean Gallagher (20) took the other two categories.

The best gross of the day was returned by Sean Reidy (4) who shot 32pts in windy conditions.

The competition served as a qualifier for the Harry Walsh Cup, which is a matchplay competition for 17plus handicappers an those players on 32pts or better qualified along with some of those who shot 31pts. The first round draw is: Eugene Hanratty v Patrick Wadding, Sean Gallagher v Eamonn Arthur, Jimmy O’Connor v Ciaran Rafferty, George Rogers v John McGeady, Joe Garvey v Niall Connolly, Martin McCaughey v Peter McCaughey, Colm Garvey v Nicholas MacShane, Mark Browne v Derek Teather, Benny O’Shaughnessy v Patsy Cole, Tom Clarke v Fergal McKenna, Ray Pepper v Michael Byrne, Mark Coan v Seamus Kelly, Colm Coburn v Conor McClenaghan, Oliver McGinnity v Conor Marron, Conor Byrne v Gerry J Burne, John Farrell v Ciaran McAteer. Completion date to be confirmed.

Sunday, April 22 – Singles Stableford and Harry Walsh Cup and 3T’s Qualifier – Overall & 3t’S Qualifier: Eugene Hanratty (18) 40/18pts. 2nd: Bobby McCarthy (15) 40pts. Category 1 (0-12): Austin Shaw (9) 38pts, Vincent Conlon (7) 37/20/14pts. Category 2 (13-18): Brian Ward (15) 38pts, Michael Keating (16) 37pts. Category 3 (19-28): Sean Gallagher (20) 38/20pts, Jimmy O’Connor (21) 38/19pts. Best Gross: Sean Reidy (4) 32pts.

 

 

 

McDermott’s pace too hot to handle

Ollie McDermott took full advantage of perfect conditions and a golf course in tip top condition to shoot a superb score of 46pts on his way to winning Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition which also served as a qualifier for the 3Ts and Harry Walsh Cup.

Ollie will now represent the men in the next stage of the 3Ts while he also led home the 32 qualifiers for the matchplay section of the Harry Walsh. Everybody who scored 33pts or better qualified and the draw is now posted in the Gents’ locker room.

Playing off 15, Ollie had a slow start with a double bogey for one point on the second but a birdie three at the third yielded four points and after walking off with two points from the index one fourth, he moved into top gear and quickly put distance between himself and the rest of the field.

He parred every hole from the fifth to the 12th for a return of 22 points from eight holes and then picked up three points with a birdie at 14 and a par at 17 before finishing in style with a birdie three at the par four 18th for an impressive 46pts having gone round in five over par gross.

Ray Pepper (20) managed to get within four shots of McDermott as he returned 42pts for second place overall while Niall McCaul (8), David Smyth (13) and Michael Begley (21) were the three category winners. Padraig Grennan (22) took the Juvenile Prize with a score of 39pts.

Sunday, June 5 – Singles Stableford Competition and Harry Walsh Cup & 3Ts Qualifier – Overall: Ollie McDermot (15) 46pts (3T’s Qualifier), Ray Pepper (20) 42pts. Category 1 (0-12): Niall McCaul (8) 41pts, Liam McGailey (10) 40pts. Category 2 (13-18): David Smyth (13) 40pts, Paschal Keenan (16) 39/23pts. Category 3 (19-28): Michael Begley (21) 41pts, Caoimhin O’Callaghan (21) 39/23pts. Juvenile: Padraig Grennan (22) 39/22 pts. CSS: 70 (38pts).