Mixed fortunes for club teams

THERE were mixed fortunes on the inter-club scene as three teams from Mount Juliet GC were out in action.

THERE were mixed fortunes on the inter-club scene as three teams from Mount Juliet GC were out in action.

The Ladies Challenge Cup team played Wexford at Borris GC and came out the wrong side of a 3-2 result. It was a similar tale as the men’s Duggan Cup team lost their contest against Callan GC, losing all five matches in the competition on Saturday.

This left the Irish Mixed Foursomes team to fly the flag on Sunday. They duly delivered, winning by the narrowest margins on a 3-2 scoreline. The team played Gowran Park GC, with the advantage of the odd match falling to Mount Juliet.

When the home team lost two of the three matches at Mount Juliet the signs were ominous, but the away pairings of Richard Duggan & Myra Phelan and Andrew & Rebecca Nixon proved to be formidable opposition. While Richard and Myra won on the 17th, the husband and wife pairing of Andrew and Rebecca had to go to the 20th hole before clinching the vital victory. This team now progress to the next round to play the winners of Carlow and Athy.

MEMBER/GUEST - There was another competition in the Member/Guest series on Sunday, the format of which was a team of four. Two scores counted on the first 17 holes, with three scores counting on the last hole.

The competition was won on a countback by a combination of players from Callan, Kilkenny and Mount Juliet, whose 97 point tally just beat the Thurles-based team by virtue of a better last nine holes.

WINTER - The final round of the Winter Series for 2011/2012 will be held on Sunday. There will be a handsome prize on offer to the overall winner.

RESULTS - Results, member/guest four-person team event, April 1: 1 L. Duggan (11), Fr P. Duggan (18), S. O’Neill (14), M. Duggan (16), 97pts; 2 P. Stakelum (17), P. McEvoy (13), J. Nevin (17), M. Clohossey (18), 97pts.