Campbell masters conditions to win Lady Captain’s Prize to Men

Lady Captain Maeve Ahern’s Prize to the Men took place on Sunday with the gale force wind and the occasional torrential downpours making for testing conditions for the 180 players and the CSS of 73 reflected the difficulty.

With a noon tee-off time, Gerry Campbell was one of those who experienced the worst of the weather but it proved to be no deterrent as the 27 handicapper claimed overall victory with a nett 65 after making good use of his shots.

The key to his victory were the par threes which he covered in level par after birdieing the fifth, parring nine and 17 and bogeying 13. He also parred the par four 14th which was playing long into a gale force wind with the flag in a tricky position at the back of the green.

Campbell won by four shots from Danny Gallagher (69) who took second on county back from Pat Curran (13) and JP Gilbourne (11). Curran had the consolation of taking the Veteran’s Prize while Gilbourne won Cateogy 1.

Noel Reid (16) won Category 2 while Maeve’s husband Dermot (21) and brother-in-law Tim (27) finished first and second in Category 3 after both shot 71s. Terry Conlon (6) with a 76 had the best gross while James Reilly (28) with a 69 won the Juvenile Prize.