McCaughey bounces back for impressive victory

Peter McCaughey (20) won Sunday’s 14 Hole Singles Stablefordcompetition with an excellent score of 34pts.

But thoughts of victory were far from his mind after he walkedoff the first hole having failed to score.

A two point bogey at the secondgot him on the board and pars at the next three holes yielded a haul of 10ptswhich put him right back in the competition.

A two point bogey at the par five sixth was followed bythree point pars at the seventh and eighth before he finished the front ninewith a two point bogey for an impressive 22pts heading into the final fourholes.

Two points were gained at both the 10th and 11thbefore he parred the par five 12th for three points and bogeyed thepar three 13th for two points.

He then jumped from the 13th to the 18th for the 14th hole of his round and a three point par on the last was enough to take McCaughey beyond three players who finished up on 33pts and give him the overall victory.

Mickey Coburn (10) was one of those on 34pts and he tookCategory 1 by a point from Charlie Monahan (10) while Brian Crombie (19) needed a countback that went back to the final two holes before he edged out GerryByrne (19) after both had finished on 33pts in Category 2.

Conor Byrne (21) took Category 3 with 32pts from AnthonyMcGuinness (20) who finished with 31pts while the evergreen Peter Rogers wentaround in 28pts for the day’s best gross score.    

Sunday, November 17 –14 Hole Singles Stableford – Overall: Peter McCaughey (20) 34pts. Category1 (0-13): Michael Coburn (10) 33pts, Charles Monahan (10) 32pts. Category 2(14-19): Brian Crombie (19) 33/21/14/7/5pts, Gerard Byrne (19) 33pts. Category3 (20+): Conor Byrne (21) 32pts, Anthony McGuinness (20) 31pts.  Best Gross: Peter Rogers (3) 28pts.