Mulligan at his best to edge out Lynch

John Mulligan produced one of his best rounds of the season to take the Singles Stableford competition which was played over the weekend of October 9 and 10.

Playing off 13, he shot 38pts to win on countback from David Lynch (10) with Mulligan’s 20pts down the back the nine one better than Lynch’s total of 19pts.

Mulligan was extremely steady throughout and his 18pts points on the front nine was made up of a birdie, a par, six bogies and one double bogey with the birdie coming at the second when he drained a 25ft putt.   

Mulligan’s second double bogey came at the 10th but he reacted to that by rolling in three successive pars before birdieing the 14th  when he tapped in from two feet. Three bogeys followed over the next three holes before he finished the round with a par on 18th to edge out Lynch.

Barry Cunningham (10) took the Division One honours on countback from his namesake Dennis who is a rich vein of format the moment while Eamon Laverty (17) was the Division Two winner.

Mark Coan (23) gained some revenge from his defeat in the semi-finals of the IJM Minor Scratchplay by Brian Crombie when he beat the newly crowned Golfer of the Year by two points to claim the victory in Division Three with an excellent score of 36pts.    

Veteran Peter Rogers had the day’s best gross score of 36pts.

Saturday, 9 October and Sunday, 10 October – Singles Stableford – Overall: John Mulligan (13) 38/20pts, David Lynch (10) 38/19pts. Division One: Barry Cunningham (10) 37/20pts, Denis Cunningham (7) 37/19pts. Division Two: Eamon Laverty (16) 36pts, Bobby McCarthy (12) 35pts. Division Three: Mark Coan (23) 36pts, Brian Crombie (22) 34pts. Gross Recognition: Peter Rogers (0) 36pts.