O’Hare pips Walshe to take Lady Captain’s Prize to Men

Paul O’Hare was the winner of Lady Captain Criona O’Reilly’s Prize to Men on Sunday when he shot 69 for the only sub-70 round of the day.

He pipped last year’s Golfer of the Year Clem Walshe (5) by one shot on a day when the course off the blue tees proved long and difficult for most of the 197 players who took part.

The 28 handicapper took full advantage of the holes where he had two shots particularly the first, seventh, eighth, 11th and 18th where he had nett birdies while parring three of the four par three holes was another major factor in his victory. O’Hare went out in 32 nett and returned in 37 nett for his three part total of 69.

Aaron Grant (+1) shot a level par 72 to claim the Gross Prize while Brian Ward (17) shot a nett 72 to take the Veterans Prize and Cillian Halpenny (19) was the Best Juvenile after returning a 76. Conor Murphy (9), Bobby McCarthy (13) and George Rogers (19) won the Category Prizes.

Sunday, June 16 – Lady Captain’s Prize to the Men (Stroke) – Overall: Paul O’Hare (28) 69, Clem Walshe (5) 70. Gross: Aaron Grant (+1) 72. Veterans: Brian Ward (17) 72. Category 1 (0 -11): Conor Murphy (9) 71/ 35.5, Conall Murdock (5) 71. Category 2 (12-17): Bobby McCarthy (13) 74/35.5, Nicholas McShane (13) 74. Category 3 (18+): George Rogers (19) 73, Brendan Tinnelly (20) 76/37.5. Best Juvenile: Cillian Halpenny (19) 76/35.5. CSS: 74.