Greece set pace in Winter League

The eagerly awaited Men’s Winter League teed off on Sunday with a 14 hole single stableford competition.

After the first round Greece are setting the early pace on 148pts with Thailand two points further back. Portugal lie in third on 144pts.

With all eight of their players in action, Greece were able to discard three cards and rely on five counting cards which featured three players on 28pts and two on 32pts, with Eugene J Hanratty and Kevin Barry returning the top scores.

Thailand, with seven players in action, were led home by Sean Quigley on 32pts with their lowest counting card being 24pts.

Sean Hession was top scorer for Portugal with 32pts and their top five dove-tailed well as their lowest counting score was 27pts.

With France in fourth on 141 and three further teams on 140pts, there are six teams within eight points of the leaders as the league moves to its second round next week.

The individual competition was won by 22 handicapper Pat Daly on 33 points who is not taking part in the League. As a free agent he is sure to be the subject of many approaches for his signature over the coming week as some team captains look to beef up their squads ahead of the next round.

Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Singles Stableford 14 hole Competition

1st:  Pat Daly (22)    33 pts
2nd: Sean Hession (10) 32/18 pts
3rd: Sean Quigley (18) 32/17 pts

lowcostholidays Men’s Winter League Standings

(After Week 1)

1 Greece              148
2 Thailand         146
3 Portugal          144
4 France               141
5 Malta                140
6 Caribbean        140
7 Italy                   140
8 Canada             139
9 Turkey               137
10 Australia         135
11 Egypt              130
12 Spain               126
13 USA                 120

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