Rory Henry won the House Committee Cup, which was played over the first weekend of September, when he edged out Clem Walshe on countback after both had shot 69 nett.
Henry (10), a member of the Provincial Towns Cup squad, shot 33 nett down the back nine to seal his victory after going to the turn in 36 nett.
He actually began the back nine with a triple bogey eight at the 10th but three birdies and four pars got him back on track.
It was tough on Walshe, who was also pipped for Golfer of the Year on countback, and he again showed his consistency as he had 14 pars and one birdie on his way to his 69 nett.
The consolation for Walshe was top spot in Division 1 while Peter Moran (15) took Division 2 and Parick Greene (24) was the Division 3 winner.
Caolan Rafferty, who was unlucky not to make the 2023 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team, shot the competition’s best gross with a four under par round of 68 that included five birdies.
Last Wednesday’s McKenna Man Open Singles Stableford was won by Damian Garland (6) with an excellent score of 42pts. Bobby McCarthy (8), Patrick Gray (20) and Stephen Buckingham (26) claimed the divisional prizes while Joseph Laverty had the best gross score with 36pts.
The Provincial Town’s Cup team face Coollattin in the away leg of the final this Saturday at 2pm with the match finely poised after the Wicklow side won the first leg 4-3. Good luck to the players, managers and caddies as they bid to win the competition for the first time since 1984. Good luck also to the Women’s Revive Active team in their All-Ireland semi-final against Gowran Park in Knightsbrook this Friday.
Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3 - House Committee Cup Singles Stroke – Overall: Rory Henry (10) 69/33.0. Gross: Caolan Rafferty 68. Division 1: Clem Walshe (5) 69/34.5. John Conlon (8) 70. Division 2: Peter Jnr Moran (15) 71/34.5, Sean McErlean (15) 71/36.5. Division 3: Patrick Greene (24) 69, Oliver McGinnity (24) 71.
Wednesday, September 6. McKenna Man Open Singles Stableford - Overall: Damien Garland (6) 42pts. Division 1: Bobby McCarthy (8) 38pts. Division 2: Patrick Gray (20) 41pts. Division 3: Stephen Buckingham (26) 37pts. Gross Recognition: Joseph Laverty 36pts
Last week's 18 Hole stableford competition was very kindly sponsored by Aidan Brennan Jewellers. It produced some fine scoring, with Pauline McGovern returning the best score of the competition.
Pauline scored a superb 39 points, to win the Division 3 top spot. Pauline Campbell won Division 1 with 34 points, and Bernie Prendergast shot 36 points to win Division 2.
Presentation of prizes took place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday evening, along with prizes from a previous competition, sponsored by Tres Belle Hair Salon. Many thanks to our very generous sponsors.
Preparations continue for the All Ireland semi-finals of the Revive Active and Junior Cup. The Revive are the first in action on Saturday September 16th in Knightsbrook. They face Gowran Park. We wish all involved the very best of luck.
Saturday September 2 and Tuesday September 5 - Ladies 18 Hole Stableford - Division 1: Pauline Campbell (13) 34pts, Anne Murray (20) 33pts, Siobhan Rogers (20) 33pts. Division 2: Bernie Prendergast (26) 36pts, Jean Connolly (28) 34pts, Theresa Smyth (28) 33pts. Division 3: Pauline McGovern (56) 39pts, Leone Smyth Baillie (31) 35pts, Mary Connor (33) 33pts. 9 Hole Competition: June Desmond 17pts, Elizabeth McKeown 16pts.
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