A blistering 10 hole run from the second to the 11th which yielded a remarkable 31pts was the foundation for Conor McClenaghan’s impressive win in the 18 hole singles stableford competition played on Saturday, April 15.
Playing off 16, McClenaghan had four-point birdies at the second and seventh, three-point pars at the third, fourth, fifth, eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh and a two-point par at the sixth where he didn’t have a shot.
That left him on 32pts after 11 holes and he added on another 12points over the final seven holes to finish on 44pts and win by four points from Course Superintendent Damian English (11) who had birdies at five, six and 10 on his way to a round of 40pts.
On Wednesday, Sean Matthews (20) shot 43pts on his way to victory in the Deluxe Bathrooms Open Singles Stableford. Matthews had four points to spare over second place Bernard Laverty (10) who shot 39pts.
Matthews round saw him go out in 21pts and come home in 22pts and included four-point birdies at the 10th and 14th, a four-point par at the fourth and three-point pars at the third, fifth and 17th.
The inter-club season is up and running but Dundalk teams are still searching for a first win as the Pierce Purcell team lost 3.5 to 1.5 to Co Louth while the Jimmy Bruen team lost 3-2 to Greenore.
Saturday, April 15 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Conor McClenaghan (16) 44pts. Category 1: Damian English (11) 40pts. Category 2: Conor Murray (16) 39pts. Category 3: Ray Pepper (20) 41pts.
Wednesday, April 19 - Deluxe Bathrooms Open Singles Stableford – Overall: Sean Matthews (20) 43pts, Bernard Laverty (10) 39pts.
The top scorer in the Ladies 18 hole singles stableford competition played on Saturday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 18, was Amanda Reenan, who returned a super 41 points to claim the Division 3 title.
Anne Murray was the winner of Division 2 and Anna Rowland took the honours in Division 1.
The first Golfer of the Year competition, The Rawson Cup, sponsored by Paul & Grainne Jevens, takes place next week.
The Ladies interclub competitions kick off this weekend with the Mary McKenna team facing Skerries on Sunday. The following weekend, the Minor Cup team face Greenore on Saturday April 29. Best of luck to all involved.
Saturday April 15 & Tuesday April 18 - Ladies 18 Hole Stableford – Division 1: Anna Rowland (15) 35pts, Bernie MacGuinness (21) 33pts, Jacinta Foran (16) 33pts. Division 2: Anne Murray (24) 36pts, Grainne Mullins (23) 36pts, Jean Connolly (26) 35pts. Division 3: Amanda Reenan (31) 41pts, Eva Beirne (31) 36pts. Joan Smith (34) 34pts. 9 Hole Competition: Barbara McCourt 17pts, Angela McGuire 16pts.
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