Impressive Reneghan lifts Paddy Markey Cup

Brian Reneghan was an impressive winner of the first Golfer of the Year competition on Sunday when he was the only player to shoot a round in the sixties. His six under par 66 earned him a four shot victory over Sean Gallagher (20) on a day when occasional heavy showers, a strong wind and slick greens made for testing conditions.

Reneghan, who plays off six, got off to a perfect start when he birdied the first and he followed this under with another birdie at the third but his bogeyed the third, fifth and ninth on his way to a one over par gross total of 37 for the opening nine and a nett score of two under,

Reneghan produced tremendous golf down the back nine with eight straight pars from the 10th before he birdied the last for a gross score of 35 and a nett score of 32. That meant he had covered the 18 holes in level par gross with his six shots giving him that impressive nett score of 66.

Newsam Cup squad member Sean Gallagher shot a two under par 70 to finish second while the category prizes were won by Sean Reidy (4), Donal Curran (12) and Martin McCaughey (20).

The Veterans Prize was claimed by Richard Barry (9) with a two over par 74 while Aaron Grant with a 75 took the gross prize and Cathal Grennan won the day’s Nine Hole competition.

Sunday, April 29 – Paddy Markey & Veterans Cups – Overall: Brian Renaghan (6) 66, Sean Gallagher (20) 70. Veterans Prize: Richard Barry (9) 74. Gross: Aaron Grant (+2) 75/36. Category 1 (<11): Sean Reidy (4) 71/35, Conall Murdock (9) 71. Category 2 (12-17): Donal Curran (12) 74/34, Anthony O’Donoghue (13) 74. Category 3 (18-28): Martin McCaughey (20) 71, Colm Garvey (20) 72. Best Gross: Brian Renaghan (6) 72. Nine Hole Competition: Cathal Grennan (8) 14pts.

 

Hanratty takes Paddy Markey Cup

A very early tee-time and a strong start laid the foundations for the nine handicapper’s excellent round. After bogeying the first, he scored four at each of the next five holes which yielded a birdie, three pars and a bogey. Another par followed at the par-five seventh and although he double-bogeyed the eighth he parred the ninth for an opening nine of 34 nett.Another birdie followed at the par-five 10th which was followed by a par four at the 11th. There were further pars at the 14th, 16th and 17th and bogeys at 12th, 13th, 15th and 18th as he completed the back nine in 35 nett.

His early score survived the rest of the day with Paul Lynch (22) coming closest to threatening Hanratty but he came up short after posting a 70,

Len Mullins (16), another of the early starters, took the Veteran’s Prize after posting a 73. Peter Rogers (2) claimed the Gross Prize with a find level par round of 72 while the category prizes were won by Clem Walshe (4), Kieran Arthurs (12) and Diarmuid McAdams (23). Iarlaith Carroll (19) with a 68 was the best of the juveniles.

Sunday, April 30 – Paddy Markey and Veterans Prize – Overall: Eugene Hanratty (9) 69, Paul Lynch (22) 70. Veteran’s Prize: Len Mullins (16) 73. Gross Prize: Peter Rogers (2) 72. Category 1 (0-11): Clem Walshe (4) 71, Christy Ward (9) 72/36.5. Category 2 (12-17): Kieran Arthurs (12) 72. Joseph Laverty (12) 73/36.5. Category 3 (18-28): Diarmuid McAdams (23) 71. Ray Pepper (20) 72. Juvenile: Iarlaith Carroll (19) 68. CSS: 73.