With only a week to go until the Captain’s Day competition at Silverwood Golf Club a great turnout took to the fairways in the weekly stroke competition.
The course was in excellent condition and taking full advantage with an incredible nett 62 was Enda Brady playing off an 18 handicap, finishing four shots ahead of his nearest competitor.
Enda got off to a solid start with two bogeys followed a par at the 3rd and a birdie at the 4th hole. Enda managed three more pars at holes 6, 7 and 9 to give him a commanding lead going into the back nine.
Enda completed his first five holes of the back nine in an impressive level par gross with a bogey on 11 and birdie on 12 with pars on the remainder. A slight wobble on the 15th and 16th holes was overcome by a very good birdie 4 on the 18th hole, for a gross 80.
In second place with a very impressive score of nett 66 was Joe McAvoy playing off a 19 handicap. Joe had a mixed front nine with 5 bogeys on the card, but three excellent birdies on holes 4, 8 and 9 put him in great stead heading into the back nine. His back nine was very steady with 6 bogeys, a double and triple bogey and a valuable par on the 13th hole - giving him the honours in second place.
In third place was Martin Hamill (17) with a valiant effort nett 66. Martin played to his handicap on the front nine and came to form on the back nine with 5 pars and 4 bogeys, a great reward for his efforts.
Fourth place with a gross 79 (nett 69) was Conor McGleenon. Conor had nine pars, a birdie and eight single bogeys. Swapping his green keeping for golf, in fifth place was the jovial Michael Haughian with an impressive nett 69, gross 77 playing off an 8 handicap. Par scores were very prominent on his card, with a rally of pars from the 6th to 13th hole. A closing birdie was a fine end to Michael’s round
Gross prize was won by in form Fintan McAreavey with with a (-1) 71 total which included four birdies.
Section winners: Low; Jim Doran (nett 69) Middle; Oisin Mc Quillan (nett 70) High Section John Mc Conville (69).
Junior winner James Judge: Nett 71.