McBride wins Intermediate Cup as Rice takes Minor Cup

Sponsors Deborah and Ultan Herr present winner Aidan McBride with the Intermediate Scratch Cup.


Aidan McBride won the Intermediate Scratch Cup and Aidan Rice won the Minor Scratch Cup at Dundalk Golf Club on Saturday.

McBride, a 10 handicapper who is a member of the Provincial Towns Cup team, had three shots to spare over Vincent Jackson in second place and Danny Gallagher in third. Conor Murray (16) took the nett prize with a 68.

McBride opened with five successive fives before claiming his first biridie of the day at the par five sixth. After a bogey at seven he finished the front nine with two successive pars to go out in 42.

He began the back nine with a bogey at 10 but then had four fours in the next five holes. There was also a par three at the short 13th and more pars followed at the 15th, 17th and 18th as he came home in level par 36 for a score of 78, six over par gross.

Rice, a 19 handicapper, had five pars at the first, second, seventh, ninth and 13th during his round of 89 which also included four double bogeys. He went out in 43 and came home in 46 and had two shots to spare over Mark Coan in second and three over John Parker in third.

Saturday, July 2, Intermediate and Minor Scratch Cups sponsored by Ultan and Deborah Herr – Intermediate Cup: Aidan McBride 78, Vincent Jackson 81, Daniel Gallagher 81. Nett: Conor Murray (16) 68. Minor Cup: Aidan Rice 89, Mark Coan 91, John Parker 92. Nett: Kevin Callan (28) 72.

Aidan Rice, winner of the Minor Scratch Cup, receives the trophy from sponsors Deborah and Ultan Herr