SUNDAY’S J.B. Carr Trophy proved to be a triumph for the ladies of Mount Juliet, with the best three scores of the day coming from a hat-trick of lady members.
Pride of place went to Helen Scully, who returned a great score of 38 stableford points for the 18 holes to be crowned the overall winner. Helen scored 18 and 20 points respectively for each nine holes and just got home from the lady in form, Sally Gleeson. Sally scored 37 points, pipping Mary Divilly on a countback.
On a difficult day for scoring, with some wind and rain to contend with, the men were not able to reach the target of 37 points set by the ladies and their best score returned was 36 points. This was scored by Stephen Skehan with nines of 20 and 16 points respectively. He had a shot to spare over Pat Garvey who in turn had a shot to spare over Alan Hearne.
The trophy was presented by the Carr family to commemorate their father, who was president of the club for a number of years. A replica of the West of Ireland silver salver, which the great golfer won many years ago, it will become the proud possession of Helen’s for the next 12 months. She had only one real mistake on her card and this was on the long par four fourth, where she failed to register a point. Mary Divilly had the distinction of scoring an eagle two on the long ninth when she holed out her second shot with a five wood and scored six points, which contributed to her overall score as a result.
Results, J.B. Carr Trophy: 1 Helen Scully (18), 38pts. Men’s: 1 Stephen Skehan (18), 36pts; 2 Pat Garvey (12), 35pts; 3 Alan Hearne (11), 34pts. First nine: Dave Wyer (12), 18pts. Back nine: Tim Kavanagh (16), 18pts. Ladies: 1 Sally Gleeson (12), 37pts last nine; 2 Mary Divilly (25), 37pts.
CUP MATCHPLAY - The first round of the McCalmont Cup matchplay has been completed. The eight players through to the quarter-finals are Michael Brennan, Alan Hearne, Amelia Drumm, Sandra Carr, Jeff Howes, Paul Barrett, Kevin McCartan and Ruth Mulholland. The quarter-finals must be completed by the end of June.
STABLEFORD - Members are reminded that the nine hole singles stableford competition continues this and every Friday from 5pm. The player with the best seven cards returned by the end of September will be declared the winner. There will also be prizes for the runner- up and third overall as well.