The stroke play competition last weekend which was sponsored by Rings and Things in Castlebar was won by Vinnie Gibbons with a score of 51. Don Dillon came home in second place two shots back, while Martin Boyle came third with a 56. The gross prize went to James Lavin with his score of 60.
The ladies’ competition was won by Kathleen Minogue who scored 56, just one ahead of second place Geraldine O’Mahony while Breege Moran came third with 58. The youths’ competition was won by Conor Holian who scored 66.
Don Dillon is leading the golfer of the year competition, with Martin Boyle in second place and Sean Canny in third, the ladies’ section is being led by Kathleen Minogue, with Geraldine O’Malley chasing her down in second spot and Breege Moran back in third. This weekend’s competition is a Stableford sponsored by Tolsters Bar, Castlebar.
In last weekend’s Grasscare International-sponsored Stableford competition, Kathleen Fanning was the leading lady with a score of 39pts off 19. She finished three ahead of Laurena Freeley who in turn finished three ahead of Marge Hierons back in third place. The junior section of the competition was won by Paul Finnegan who scored 32pts off 18. The men’s section saw Michael Lyons just hold off Sean Sloan to claim first place. Derek Walsh came home in third with all three finishing on a score of 40 points, with Lyons’ better back nine swinging the win for him and Sloan’s back six finish seeing off Walsh for second.
The Dunnes Stores competition was won by Tom Duffy with a score of 37pts, he finished just one ahead of Richard Keane in second place with Paddy Chambers coming home in third with a score of 34pts. This Sunday is an 18 hole Stableford competition sponsored by Horkan’s, Castlebar.
The open gents’ Stableford last Saturday was won by Cawn McLean with a score of 41pts, which was just enough to hold off Darren Campion in second place, who scored 40pts, with Anto Browne coming third a further point back on 39pts. Martin Halpin won the open Stableford on Sunday with a score of 41pts, just holding off Sam Gillivan in second and Barry O’Gorman in third.
Further juvenile practice sessions will take place over the next two Saturdays from 11am to 12.30pm. The second session will include a putting and chipping competition for our young golfers. The format for this competition will place the emphasis on the boys and girls having fun whilst challenging them to demonstrate their improving skills. Due to the increasing number of boys and girls attending the sessions the club would be grateful to have more parents assist us with supervision if available. The children are reminded to make any of their friends interested in taking up golf aware of the sessions.
The first round of the ladies’ April match play is currently under way. Members are reminded that all first round matches must be finalised by April 10. Congratulations to Tony Browne’s team on their victory over Neil Chambers in the final of the Winter League which took place last Saturday.