Exciting finish to Four Man Rumble

The Winter Series, sponsored by Tiernans Centra Blackrock, began last Sunday with a Four Man Rumble over 14 holes and produced an exciting finish as the long-time clubhouse holders were finally knocked off their perch by two of the day’s final groups.

When Terry Conlon (6), Dessie Ward (13), Derek Teather (16) and Gerry McDermott (16) teed off in the opening group of the day at 8am it was cold and dim. But they proved to be in hot form and posted a score of 74pts for the 32 teams following behind them to beat.

They led for most of the day but were eventually toppled when the fifth last group, featuring Pat Beirne (23), Jim Burlingham (28), Michael McNamara (22) and Brian Crombie (22), signed for a superb score of 77pts despite playing most of their round in wet conditions.

The long-time leaders were then pipped for second place on countback when Mark Coan (25), Paul Lynch (18), Ferghal Duffy (16) and Graham Purcell (20) also came home in 74pts. They covered the final nine holes in 59pts and took the countback and second place by one point.

Sunday, February 3 – Four Man 14 Hole Rumble Winter Series, Sponsored by Tiernans Centra Blackrock – 1st: Pat Beirne (23), Jim Burlingham (28), Michael McNamara (22), Brian Crombie (22) 77pts. 2nd: Mark Coan (25), Paul Lynch (18), Fearghal Duffy (16), Graham Purcell (20) 74/59pts.