Dundalk as it Happens
McCarthy claims Singles Stableford victory at Dundalk Golf Club
Bill McCarthy was the winner of Sunday’s Singles Stableford at Dundalk Golf Club when he shot a superb score of 36pts to win the 14 hole competition on countback from Mark Browne (22).
On a day of red hot scoring from many of the club’s seasoned campaigners, the 28 handicapper produced a round that included a four point birdie two at the ninth, four three point pars and four three point bogeys.
McCarthy could even afford to blank the par five index three seventh, where he had two shots, and still beat Browne thanks to his 26pts over his final nine holes.
Browne finished second with George Rogers (19) in third place on 35pts. The Category Prizes went to Jim Dwyer (9), Brian Ward (15) and Sean Ward (18) while Billy Cairns (6) returned the day’s best gross score of 27pts.
Sunday’s competition also marked the commencement of the Winter League, sponsored by Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock. This will be player over the next four weeks with one score counting in week one, two on week two and three on week three. The top two teams will compete in a Stableford Matchplay Final on April 1.
The teams are: Team 1: Peter Rogers, Martin Byrne, Derek Teather, Pat Curran (C), Gerry Campbell;Team 2: N Mc Caul (C), S. Bailey, M Hamilton, C Coburn, N Mc Guinness; Team 3: M Coburn (C), B Mernagh, N Reid, K Redmond, B McCarthy; Team 4: M Gill, T Giff , D Cairns , T Clarke(C), N Giff; Team 5: C Ward (C), D Murdock, J McCann, R Pepper, C. Byrne: Team 6: F Byrne, D Miele, M Stewart (C), C Murphy, J O’Connor; Team 7: C McCaughey, K Barry, P O Brien (C), G Rogers, B Tinnelly; Team 8: N Mullooly, P Morrison, K Cairns, A Uzell (C), J Mc Geady; Team 9: J Dwyer, E Rocks (C), B Ward, S O’Sullivan, B O’Shaughnessy; Team 10: R Soraghan, B Keane (C), G Daly, S Quigley, J Steenvoorden; Team 11: C Walshe (C), E Sheridan, A O’Donohue, C Rafferty, M Brown; Team 12: S Hession, T Renaghan (C), U Herr, G J Byrne, C Garvey: Team 13: B Cunningham, T King, O Reilly, F McKenna, L Hanratty (C); Team 14, B Cairns, A Cole, D Brennan, S Ward (C), P McDonnell: Team 15: C Murdock, D Ward, M Noone, P Cole (C), C McAteer.
The Winter League standings after week one will be published on the club app and club website.
Entries for the scratch matchplay competition, which is sponsored by IJM, can be placed in the box in the bar. Entries are €5 and the closing date is March 25.
Sunday, March 11 – 14 Holes Singles Stableford & Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League – Overall: Bill McCarthy (28) 36/26pts, Mark Browne (22) 36pts, George Rogers (19) 35pts. Category 1 (0-12): Jim Dwyer (9) 33/22pts, Category 2 (13-17): Brian Ward (15) 34pts. Category 3 (18-28): Sean Ward (18) 34pts. Best Gross: Billy Cairns (6) 27pts.