New leaders after week two of Men’s Winter League

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With the cobwebs having been shed on week one, there was a dramatic improvement in scoring in the second round of the Men’s Winter League on Sunday.

Every one of the 13 teams improved their score from the opening week with the biggest increase being recorded by Egypt, whose five counting players shot 172pts, a massive 42pts better than their first round total. Conor McCaughey led their scoring for the second successive week as he shot 36pts off six.

That helped Egypt jump from 11th to sixth and they are now just 14 points adrift of the competition’s new leaders, Thailand. Last week’s second place side shot 171 points to go top, with Liam Mernagh leading the way with 37pts. They are now two points ahead of Caribbean whose best of the day total of 175pts saw them move from joint sixth to second with Michael Coburn their best scorer on 39pts.

Round 1 leaders Greece were 14pts better than last week with 165 but slipped to third, albeit just three points behind the new leaders and ten points behind Malta who have moved two places to fourth.

All the players in action on Sunday were also competing in the weekly 14 hole Singles Stableford competition and 20 handicapper Colm Garvey led the way with a tremendous score of 41pts, two ahead of Michael Coburn with the evergreen Liam Mernagh third, after a countback, on 37pts, thanks to a back nine of 18pts.

Eighteen handicapper Tom Clarke got the first competitive hole-in-one of 2015 when he aced the par three 5th hole.


Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Fourteen Hole Single Stableford competition  

1st: Colm Garvey (20) 41pts

2nd: Michael Coburn (7) 39pts

3rd: Liam Mernagh (11) 37/18pts Men’s Winter League Table

  Team Total Week 1 Week 2
1 Thailand 317    146 171
2 Caribbean 315    140 175
3 Greece 314    149 165
4 Malta 304    140 164
5 Portugal 303    144 159
5 Egypt 303    131 172
7 Italy 301    142 159
7 Canada 301    140 161
9 Turkey 297     140 157
10 France 295    141 154
11 Australia 293    137 156
12 Spain 292     128 164
13 USA 279     121 158

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