Madigans’ march to Scotch title

DESPITE other sporting attractions in Thurles and London there was a good turnout for the member/guest Scotch mixed foursomes competition at Mount Juliet GC on Sunday.

DESPITE other sporting attractions in Thurles and London there was a good turnout for the member/guest Scotch mixed foursomes competition at Mount Juliet GC on Sunday.

This competition proved to be a success for husband and wife pairings, who filled the top three spots in the competition. The winners were Paul and Bernie Madigan, who prevailed from John and Brenda O’Sullivan by virtue of a better back nine holes.

Paul and Bernie had 42 points made up of two nines of 21 points each. That gave them the edge on the O’Sullivans, who scored nines of 22 and 20 points. In third place came Alan and Alison Hoyne on 40 points.

SUMMER - The Summer Series team event continued on Wednesday and proved to be a runaway success for a team from Rathsallagh GC. Returning a whopping score of 101 points they had 10 shots to spare from their nearest rivals, a team of four from Bellewstown GC.

The Rathsallagh team had nines of 47 and 54 points respectively. With only two scores to count on all holes their score included four holes where they scored seven points. These were at the seventh, 10th, 17th and 18th holes. These scores helped in no small way to amass their impressive total and leave the remainder of the field trailing in their wake.

The runners-up had nines of 45 and 46 points which also contained two seven points at the 13th and 14th holes.

RESULTS - Results, member/guest Scotch mixed foursomes, July 29: 1 Paul Madigan (3) & Bernie Madigan (12), 42pts; 2 John O’Sullivan (21) & Brenda O’Sullivan (28), 42pts; 3 Alan Hoyne (8) & Alison Hoyne (36), 40pts.

Results, Summer Series, July 25: 1 Gavin Flood (12), Paul Sheill (18), James Fitzpatrick (9), John Fanning (12), 101pts; 2 Dave Kelliher (18), Barry Kretsch (3), Mike Finnegan (10), Stephen Finnegan (20), 91pts.

DIARY - The popular Residential Trophy will be played for on Saturday, with the Members Summer League resuming on Sunday.

The August Ladies Invitation Day will be held on Wednesday, August 8. A member/guest fourball will be held on Thursday, August 9.