Michael McKevitt recorded a stunning 48pts to post the best score in the singles stableford competition that was played over the St Patrick’s Weekend as part of the SuperValu Series.
Playing off 21 he went out in 23pts and added another 25pts down the back nine to claim the leading scorers honours by four points and take Division 4 by seven points from Sean Ward (25)
McKevitt got off to a great start with three-point pars at the opening two holes and a three-point bogey at the index one fourth where he had two shots.
He followed that with a four-point birdie at the par three fifth and then added another three point par at the par five sixth to reach 18 points after just six holes.
A two-point double bogey at the seventh was followed by a triple bogey blank at the eight but he bounced back with a 16 point haul over the next five holes which included a four point par at the 11th and three point pars at the ninth, 10th, 12th and 13th.
He didn’t put a foot wrong after that and added another 12 points over the final five holes which included three-point pars at the 15th and 17th to finish that impressive score of 48pts.
Gregory McCaughey (7) needed countback to claim the Division 1 top prize after himself and Mark Cumiskey (10) finished level on 41pts while Paddy Duffy (16) also needed countback to edge out Kevin Barry (14) after both finished on 43pts.
Gerard Daly (18) shot 43pts to win Division 3 by three points from Eamon Hoey (18) while Peter Rogers had the competition’s nest gross score of 35pts.
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 - SuperValu Series 18 Hole Singles Stableford – Division 1: Gregory McCaughey (7) 41/19/13pts, Mark Cumiskey (10) 41/19/10pts. Division 2: Patrick Duffy (16) 43/23pts, Kevin Barry (14) 43/22pts. Division 3: Gerard Daly (18) 43pts, Eamon Hoey (18) 40pts. Division 4: Michael McKevitt (21) 48pts, Sean Ward (25) 41pts. Gross Recognition: Peter Rogers 35pts.
The Breffni Shield 18 Hole Scotch Foursomes qualifying competition took place on Saturday, March 18 and Tuesday March 21.
The overall winners were Sylvia McKenna & Martina Byrne, who carded a superb score of 66.8 nett. Marcella Carr and Una Connolly were runners up, with Oonagh Quinn and Siobhan Kearney in third place.
The winners go forward to represent Dundalk Golf Club in the finals later in the summer.
Very well done to all prize winners and the best of luck to Sylvia and Matina in their next round.
Saturday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 21 - Breffni Shield 18 Hole Scotch Foursomes - Sylvia McKenna & Martina Byrne 66.8, Marcella Carr & Una Connolly 68, Oonagh Quinn & Siobhan Kearney 69.2. 9 Hole Scotch Foursomes: Bernie Muckian & Olive Lowth 35.25.
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