Open week a big success

All Ireland Fourball managers Frank Byrne and Larry Soraghan will be well pleased with the results of the final competition of open week when the overall prize was decided on countback between two members of their panel.

Peter O’Brien (15), who has been in tremendous form for the team on their march to the last 16 in Leinster, took the honours after he and Gerry McDermott (17) shot 39pts on a day when a swirling breeze, afternoon rain showers and lightning greens made for testing conditions.

O’Brien shot 22pts on the back nine against McDermott’s 18 with Alan Hurley (5) finishing in third place on 38pts.

Open Week was a great success with large entries in all competitions and the club would thank those businesses who sponsored events for their generous support.

Austin Shaw (9) has been in fine form all year and on Saturday he teamed up with Vincent Conolon (6) to take the Open Fourball with a score of 46pts which was four better than Ciaran Sheridan (5) and Damien English (10).

On Thursday, Shaw had been part of a team that included Jim Caraher (8), Ciaran Rafferty (17) and Greenore’s D McArdle (16) which came second in the Four Man Team event with 89pts, one less than the 90pts put together by Willie McKeever (16), John P Casey (16), John McKeever (12) and Greenore’s M Coburn (18).

Shaw’s third prize of the week came in Monday’s Open Singles Stableford when he shot 36pts to take the Seniors Prize while Ciaran Dunne, another player who has featured a lot among the prizes this year, took the overall victory with 39pts. That was two better than Conor Hackett (12) and George Rogers (19).

Ultan Gaughran (7) won Wednesday’s Open Singles Stableford with 38pts which was one better than Darren Myles (6) with Neal MacKell (3) following up his Junior Cup win by taking the gross prize with 33pts.

Sunday, May 27 – Open Singles Stableford sponsored by Specsavers: Peter O’Brien (15) 39/22pts, Gerry McDermot (17) 39pts, Alan Hurley (5) 38/20. CSS: 36pts.

Sunday, May 27 – Open Scotch Foursomes sponsored by Super Valu Blackrock: Sinead O’Callaghan (32) & Fergus O’Callaghan (12) 65, Mags Coburn (19) & Mickey Coburn (8) 65.50, Eve Rowland (15) & Mark Browne (17) 67.

Saturday, May 26 – Open Fourball sponsored by National Tile: Austin Shaw (9) & Vincent Conlon (6) 46pts, Ciaran Sheridan (5) & Damien English (10) 42/21/14pts, Ciaran Rafferty (17) & Sean Hession (6) 42/21/13/10pts.

Thursday, May 24 – Four Man Team Event sponsored by Flanagan Motors: 90pts – Willie McKeever (16), John P Casey (16) John McKeever (12) & M Coburn 18, Greenore). 89pts – Jim Caraher (8), Ciaran Rafferty (17), D. McArdle (16, Greenore), Austin Shaw (9).

Wednesday, May 23 – Open Singles Stableford sponsored by McCaughey Homes – Overall: Ultan Gaughran (7) 38pts. Darren Myles (6) 37pts, Shane O’Keeffe (6) 36pts/20. Gross: Neal MacKell (3) 33pts. Category 1 (0-9): Mark Gorham (4) 35pts/16/11. Category 2 (10-17): Pat Lambe (11) 36pts. Category 3 (18+): Anthony McCrave (22) 36pts. CSS: 73/35pts.

Monday, May 21 -Open Singles Stableford sponsored by The Bayview Bar and Lounge Blackrock – Overall: Ciaran Dunne (13) 39pts. Category 1 (0-13): Conor Hackett (12) 37pts. Category 2 (14-19): George Rogers (19) 37pts. Category 3 (20+): Peter Kenny (23) 36pts. Senior Prize Austin Shaw (9) 36pts. Best Gross: Peter Rogers (1) 34pts. CSS: 72/36pts.