T.J. tops in trying conditions

T.J. COUGHLAN (14) won the Seamus O’Brien Captain’s prize at Mountain View golf club on Sunday in very windy and blustery conditions. On the previous Sunday, 110 members took part in the qualifier when conditions were near perfect. The cut off was nett 74.

T.J. COUGHLAN (14) won the Seamus O’Brien Captain’s prize at Mountain View golf club on Sunday in very windy and blustery conditions. On the previous Sunday, 110 members took part in the qualifier when conditions were near perfect. The cut off was nett 74.

After scoring a 67 in the qualifier, T.J. played great golf in the trying conditions and scored a fabulous 69 on Sunday, giving him a nett total of 136. Second with a nett 73 in the play-off was young mark Phelan (21), 64 and 73 (137). Third was Paul Whelan (5) 67 and 71 (138).

Fourth was last year’s winner, Gary Ryan (10) 70 and 69 (139). Fifth was T.J. Dowling (16) 72 and 68 (140); 6 Paul Walsh (19) total nett 140; 7 Frank Kavanagh (15) 140; 8 Vincent McCarthy (17) total nett 144.

Front 9, Michael Doyle; back 9, Barry O’Connell.

Past Captain John Byrne (13) 74 and 68 (142). Best senior, John Coleman (19) 69 and 71 (140).

At the presentation of prizes Captain Seamus O’Brien thanked all who took part over the two days. He praised greenkeeper Edward Power for the fabulous condition of the course. He also thanked the committee and course management for their help over the two weeks.

Results: July 10 MV seniors outing at New Ross, 1 Ned Mullally (15) 36pts; 2 Nicky Morrissy (24) 33pts; 3 S. O’Brien (19) 33pts. Front 9, John Murphy; back 9, Jimmy Rochford.

July 22 singles Stableford, 1 Ger Grace (14) 40pts; 2 John Walsh (7) 39pts; 3 Sean Byrne (13) 39pts.

July 19 Open singles Stableford, winner Michael Doyle.

July 18 MV ladies singles Stableford, 1 Chloe O’Grady 36 points; 2 Sophie O’Grady 34 points; 3 Aisling Costelloe 32 points.

DIARY: Sunday, July 29, three person Scramble; Tuesday, July 31 MV seniors competition; Wednesday, August 1, MV ladies 18 hole competition; Wednesday, August 1, 18 hole Open singles Stableford; Thursday, August 2, 18 hole Open singles Stableford; Sunday, August 5, President’s prize.