Last eight deliver for Lynch

Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition was won by 20 handicapper Paul Lynch who shot 41pts and just edged out Anthony McGuinness (20) on countback for the overall prize. Alan Uzell (18) also returned a score of 41pts but had to settle for the Category 2 prize.

For the second successive week, David Staunton (8) shot a score of 40pts but after ending up empty handed last week because of the hot scoring he did manage to make it into the prizes as he took Cateogry 1 by one point from the ever-improving Joseph Laverty. Dermot McKenna (2) took the Category 3 prize while Maurice Murphy (2) recorded the best gross score of 33pts and Fionn Duffy (25) claimed the Juvenile Prize.

Winner Lynch had two three point holes at the first and sixth and blank at the index one fourth on his way to 18pts for the opening nine and a one pointer seven at the par five 10th was definitely not a precursor to what was to unfold down the back nine as he covered the closing eight holes in 22pts.

A par four at the indext two 11th, where he had two shots, yield four points and ignited his round as he parred the next three holes to pick up a further nine points. Two bogeys over the next three holes brought him to 38 points and he then parred the par four 18th to finish on 41pts, with his superb back nine score delivering first prize on countback.

Sunday, August 19 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Paul Lynch (20) 41/23pts, Anthony Mc Guinness (20) 41pts. Category 1 (0-12): David Staunton (8) 40pts, Joseph Laverty (8) 39/20/13pts. Category 2 (13-18): Alan Uzell (18) 41pts, Pat Donaghy (13) 40pts. Category 3 (19+): Dermot Mc Kenna (20) 39pts, Graham Purcell (20) 38pts. Best Gross: Maurice J Murphy (2) 33/16pts. Juvenile: Fionn Duffy (25) 43pts. CSS: 72 (36pts)