It was another glorious day at Silverwood Golf Club on Saturday with only a few showers for the afternoon golfers to content with, and it was one of these players who won the day.
There were an unprecedented amount of high scores on the day with the first three players separated on count back, the winner with 45 points was Seamus Doran winning his first ever competition.
Seamus made a slow start to his round with only two pars at the 4th and 8th holes, four bogeys and three double bogeys, for 20 points on his front nine. His back nine was much better with six pars at the 10th 11th 14th 15th 17th and 18th holes, one bogey and one double bogey, plus one no-score at the 13th hole where he was unlucky to lose his ball. But he had done just enough to win with a great back nine of 25 points.
In second place again with 45 points was Arron Beeton. He had 22 points on his front nine which included three pars at the 4th, 8th and 9th holes, five bogeys and one double bogey. His back nine of 23 points was made up with two birdies at the 13th and 18th holes two pars, two bogeys and three double bogeys.
Third with 45 points was Michael Devlin with 24 points on his front nine and 21 points on the back nine, but this does not tell the whole story as Michael went on a birdie blitz with seven birdies in ten holes at the 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 13th holes. He also had six pars, three bogeys and a double bogey at the last hole which cost him this competition. However this was still a great round of golf finishing one under gross 71.
The gross prize was collected by the ever consistent Fintan McAreavey with a level par 72,. Fintan had a front nine of 36 with two birdies at the 4th and 8th holes, four pars and three bogeys. His back nine of 36 included two birdies at the 13th and 18th holes, six pars and only one bogey.
Fourth place went to Brendan Campbell with 44 points. Brendan had 23 points on his front nine with one birdie at the 1st, four pars and four bogeys. His back nine of 21 points contained one birdie at the 12th, three pars, three bogeys and one double bogey.
Fifth place was collected by James Nicholl with 43 points. He had 22 points on his front nine with one birdie at the 1st, three pars, four bogeys and one double bogey. He had 21 points on his back nine with three pars at the 11th, 13th and 14th holes, five bogeys and one double bogey.
The senior prize was won by Joseph Toland with 42 points.
The junior prize was won by Callum Starkey with 36 points.
Section prizes: 0-12 Prakash Vyas 43 points; 13-18 Gerard McCoy 42 points; 19-28 Enda Brady 42 points.