Barry Cunningham won the Singles Stableford competition held over the Halloween weekend after he edged out Andrew Shekleton on countback.
Both shot impressive rounds of 43pts with Cunningham’s superior back nine proving decisive as he outscored Shekleton by one point, 21pts to 20pts, on the homeward run.
Shekleton, playing off 25, had gone out in 23pts helped by four-point pars at the third and eighth and three point pars at the fourth and ninth, He added another four-point par at the 11th and three point pars at the 12th and 17th but double bogeys at the 10th and 18th were to prove costly.
Cunningham, who was playing off nine, went out in 22pts thanks to a four-point birdie on eight and three point pars on the first, third and seventh. Down the back he had three-point pars at the 11th, 15th and 16th and finished with a birdie on 18 for another three points and the overall victory.
Shekleton took Division 3 while Division 1 was won by Gregory McCaughey and Ross Quigley won Division 2.
Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Barry Cunningham (9) 43/21pts. Division 1: Gregory McCaughey (7) 38/18pts, Gerard Carroll (5) 38/17pts. Division 2: Ross Quigley (12) 42pts, Dermot McKenna (17) 41pts. Division 3: Andrew Shekleton (25) 43/20pts, Brian Crombie (24) 42pts.
The second round of the 14-hole Winter League took place over the Halloween Weekend with Maura Coyle posting the best score of the competition. She shot 32pts on her way to winning Division 3. Fionnuala Dullagahan shot 28pts to win Division 1 and Maeve Ahern took Division 2 on countback from June Desmond after both had shot 26pts.
Congratulations to Edith Henry who finished fifth in the Golf Ireland Girls Junior Medal at Woodbrook last Friday. She shot 37pts and finished five points behind the winner, Holly Roberts of Donaghadee.
Saturday October 29 and Tuesday November 1 - Winter League Week 2 - Division 1: Fionnuala Dullaghan (23) 28pts, Bernie McCabe (17) 27pts, Gillian McDonnell (12) 26pts. Division 2: Maeve Ahern (26) 26pts, June Desmond (28) 26pts, Marie MacKell (24) 25pts. Division 3: Maura Coyle (33) 32pts, Angela McGuire (35) 27pts, Mary Connor (37) 27pts. 9 Hole Competition: Ciara McGinnity 19pts, Bernadette Kearney 17pts.
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