06 Dec 2021

Cantwell takes Captain’s prize with two stroke win

FERGAL Cantwell (9) won Michael Mahony’s Captain’s prize on Saturday. He returned 66 in the qualifier the previous weekend and added a 69 for a 135 total. He won by two strokes.

FERGAL Cantwell (9) won Michael Mahony’s Captain’s prize on Saturday. He returned 66 in the qualifier the previous weekend and added a 69 for a 135 total. He won by two strokes.

Fergal was six over at the turn in the second round and must have thought his chance was slipping. However, he covered the back nine in a great one over par 36. His only dropped shot was on the 11th hole.

Conditions were blustery and pin positions tough. To finish with seven straight pars was a great achievement. Second on 137 (66 and 69) was Kevin Glynn (11). Kevin had halves of 39 and 41.

He was in great shape after 14 holes where he was only four over for the round. Unfortunately things got away from him and he dropped five shots on the closing four holes.

The evergreen Myles McCabe (21) was third on 139 ( 70, 69). Eugene Finlay, who had returned the best score of the first round with 65, was fourth also on 139 (65, 74). Eddie Power won the Gross prize on 144 ( 68, 76).

Among the other prize winners were Noel O’Sullivan (over 65s’), Ciaran Colfer (student prize), Mark Power (junior prize) and Sean Boland (past Captain). Captain Michael Mahony thanked everyone at the prize presentation for making his year successful to date and he congratulated all the prize winners.

The June Monthly Medal on Sunday was won by Brendan Hogan (6) with a 66 net. Brendan shot two halves of 36 with the help of birdies on the 3rd, 5th and 13th.

Eoin Cantwell (4) was second on 67 net. He was two under gross after the 16th but unfortunately bogied the closing two holes. Rory MacEneaney (8) and Sean Kelly (10) returned 68s’ for third and fourth place respectively.

The gross went to Graham Nugent (71). Rory MacEneaney and Sean Boland, who featured in the prizes in the monthly medal, were also among the prize winners in the Captain’s prize.

The senior men’s away outing to Gowran Park was won by Christy Power (12), Tom Gunning (13), Michael Cody (20) and Maurice Ryan (20) with 91 points. Second, also on 91 points, were Pat Foley (10), Noel O’Sullivan (15), Finbar Coughlan (21) and Eamon Molloy (23).

In the senior men’s competition Tom Gunning (13), Martin Treacy (21), Reay Brandon (23) and Dick Keoghan (22) won with 66 points. Tom Gunning is obviously in good form. He was also on the winning team in the senior’s away outing in Gowran.

The senior ladies competition was won by Pat Walsh, Elizabeth Tobin, Paula Kavanagh and Teresa Brandon with 44 points. Second on 42 points were Anne Murphy, Ann Bowen, Mary Browne and Stephanie Gubbins.

Catherine King (18) won the Valerie Doyle qualifier. Catherine shot 37 points. She had one point to spare from Dervilla Byrne (30) and Niamh Duggan (34), who both returned 36 points.

MIXED SOCIAL GOLF: Results mixed social golf June 18, 1 Bridie McGarry (9), John Quane (21), Breda Burke (36), Claver Cahill (21) 41pts; 2 Sheila Brennan (21), Margaret O’Shea (28), Ronan Morrissey (18) 39pts.

Social golf on Friday; sign in at 6.45 for shotgun start at 7pm.

MEN’S SINGLES FOURBALL: The next round of men’s singles fourball, foursomes and club mixed foursomes are due for completion by: men’s club singles July 2; men’s foursomes July 2; mixed foursomes July 2; men’s fourball July 18.

Any outstanding matches unplayed from the previous rounds will be decided by toss this week.

MEN’S INTER-CLUB: The Jimmy Bruen area qualifier was in The Heath on Saturday. Kilkenny’s best four cards came to 352 which was not good enough to finish in the top four teams and qualify for Sunday’s match play.

Kilkenny’s best score was returned by Brian Meredith (6) and Eugene Deegan (11), 82. The remaining scores were Pat Butler (6) and Jim Ryan (11) 91; David Shortall (6) and Pat Walshe (12) 89; John Burke (7) and Aidan Phelan (10) 90; Mark Grant (7) and John Byrne (93).

The Provincial Towns Cup team play Blessington Lakes in the quarter-final on Sunday. There are four matches at home and five in Blessington. Team managers Luke Kelly and Jimmy Leahy will name their team later in the week.

The men’s Senior Cup team will commence the defence of the Leinster crown against Woodenbridge in the quarter-final of the area qualifier in Waterford on Saturday (10.40am). If successful the team will progress to the semi-finals on Sunday (9.10am).

The final is scheduled for 2.30pm on Sunday. The winners from this section will proceed to the Leinster finals in the K Club on Saturday and Sunday, August 20, 21. The team is managed by Aidan McDonald and Gerry Stewart

MEN’S RESULTS: Captain Michael Mahony’s prize, final round Saturday CSS 72, 1 Fergal Cantwell (9) 135 (66, 69); 2 Kevin Glynn (11) 137 (68, 69); 3 Myles McCabe (21) 139 (70, 69); Gross, Eddie Power (+1) 144 (68, 76); 5 Eugene Finlay (21) 139 (65, 74); 6 Dermot Doyle (9) 141 (69, 72); 7 Rory MacEneaney ( 9) 141 (68, 73); 8 Tommy Deegan (9) 143 (72, 71); 9 Robert Shortall (14) 143 (70, 73); 10 Michael Cullinane (17) 144 (72, 72).

Past Captains’ prize, Sean Boland (10) 147 (72, 75); over 65s’, Noel O’Sullivan (15) 143 (72, 71); student prize, Ciaran Colfer (10) 141 (69, 72); junior/juvenile, Mark Power (15) 143 (65, 78).

June Monthly Medal on Sunday CSS 72, 1 Brendan Hogan (6) 66 net; 2 Eoin Cantwell (4) 67; 3 Rory MacEneaney (8) 68 (B9); Gross, Graham Nugent (1) 71 gross; 5 Sean Kelly (10) 68 (B9); 6 Niall O’Gorman (9) 69 (B9); 7 Sean Boland (10) 69; junior prize, Mark Power (14) 75.

The presentation of prizes is on Friday, July 1 (10pm).

Two’s Club Sunday Monthly Medal - Alan O’Rourke at 6th and 15th; Niall O’Gorman at 6th; Bernie Clarke, Ray Lonergan at 10th; Aidan McDonald, Eddie Slattery at 15th; Christy Power, Paddy Smee, Eddie Power, Nick O’Donnell at 17th.

Each gets €26.30 credited to account in the Pro Shop.

LADIES NEWS and RESULTS: Ladies 18 hole Valerie Doyle Stroke, Sunday (12th), Tuesday (14th) CSS 73, 1 Catherine King (18) 37pts; 2 Dervilla O’Byrne (30) 36pts (L6); best Gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 30 Gross points; 3 Niamh Duggan (34) 36pts; 4 Aimee Cleere (28) 35pts (B9); 5 Stella Coughlan (21) 35pts (L3).

Ladies prize giving on Tuesday, June 21.

All outstanding prizes on the ladies section will be presented on Tuesday, June 21 (10pm) along with the ladies Open Scotch foursomes competition on that day which is sponsored by Mint Beauty Salon.

Ladies fixtures - Tuesday ladies 18 hole v par. Lady beginners competition over eight holes will commenced from June 21 (6pm) after the main ladies competition. Ladies who are beginners or new members are welcome.

The Boyne Trophy team played Callan and lost by three matches to two. At home Evelyn Crotty (9) and Anna Lyons (21) lost 3 and 2; Margaret Kiely (15) and Catherine Griffin (18) lost 2 and 1; Eithne Murphy (15) and Marion Woods (18) won 1 up, away in Callan; Paula Bradbury (16) and Anne Murphy (21) won 2 and 1 and Liz Cleere (18) and Pauline Cullinane (21) lost 3 and 2.

The Miele fourball team played Borris. The format consists of four pairs per team and the result is determined on aggregate holes won and lost basis.

At home Mary Leahy Browne (3) and Pat Walsh (21) lost 1 down; Mags Cuddihy (9) and Catherine O’Neill (26) won 1 up; away in Borris, Phyl Doyle (11) and Joan Cody (18) won 4 and 3 and Bridie McGarry (9) and Brid White (21) lost 4 and 2 leaving the overall result all square and taking the match into extra holes.

As Borris had home status the extra holes were played in Borris. Bridie McGarry and Brid White lost the deciding match on the 20th hole to a birdie.

SENIOR MEN: Note two changes in men’s senior competition dates. Wednesday, July 13 instead of Thursday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 27 instead of Thursday, July 28.

Results June 16, 1 Tom Gunning (13), Martin Treacy (21), Reay Brandon (23), Dick Keoghan (22) 66pts; 2 Pat Drennan (14), Richie McEvoy (15), Dick Cogan (18), Tim O’Mahony (28) 64pts; 3 Pat Foley (10), John O’Donovan (16), Mick O’Neill (21), Finbar Coughlan (21) 62pts (B6); 4 Paddy Smee (14), Fr Pat Duggan (18), Kevin O’Donohue (22), Austin Kiely (23) 62pts; 5 Tony Morrissey (16), Paddy Gubbins (18), Terry Morris (20), Peter McQuillan (22) 60pts.

Competition next week, June 23 from 11 to 1pm.

Results seniors away outing in Gowran Park, June 13, 1 Christy Power (12), Tom Gunning (13), Michael Cody (20), Maurice Ryan (20) 91pts (B9); 2 Pat Foley (10), Noel O’Sullivan (15), Finbar Coughlan (21), Eamon Molloy (23) 91pts; 3 Matt Ruth (13), Paddy Gubbins (17), Michael O’Reilly (18), Austin Kiely (23) 88pts; 4 Denis Carey (11), Michael O’Neill (21), Kevin O’Donohue (22), Donie Butler (22) 86pts; 5 Tony Morrissey (16), Jim Rhatigan (16), Reay Brandon (23), Pat Kelleher (24) 85pts; 6 Paddy Raggett (15), Richie McEvoy (15), Dick Cogan (18), Peter McQuillan (22) 85pts; 7 Billy Burke (9), Eddie Geraghty (20), Myles McCabe (21) 83pts (78+5); 8 Pat O’Shea (16), Martin Treacy (21), Joe Nolan (21), Dick Keoghan (22) 82pts.

SENIOR LADIES: Results June 16, 1 Pat Walsh, Elizabeth Tobin, Paula Kavanagh, Teresa Brandon 44pts; 2 Anne Murphy, Ann Bowen, Mary Browne, Stephanie Gubbins 42pts.

Next competition on Thursday (10am).

PRIMARY/JUNIOR/JUVENILE: Results June 13 boys (full handicap) 1 Jay Leahy(18) – 38pts; 2 Danny Fleming (18) – 32pts; boys (junior handicap) 1 Jack Condren (26) - 41pts; 2 Niall Brennan (25) – 35pts; girls, Sarah Molloy (31) – 27pts.

Junior/juvenile coaching on Saturday; under-12s’, 10 to 11.30am and age 12 and over 11.30 to 1pm.

Junior/Juvenile Competition Monday 9 to 11am. All junior/juveniles asked to support these competitions.

Volunteers are required from the ladies club to “adopt” a junior girl to help her attain a handicap and also help her with the etiquette side of the game.

Ladies willing to help out are requested to contact Joan Cody.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 1 to 2pm members, 2.30 to 3pm visitors; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members; Friday, 7.30 to 9am members, 9 to 6pm, SOS Classic. Social golf sign in at 6.45 for shotgun start at 7pm; Saturday, 7.30 to 9.30am members, 10.30 to 1pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members, 3 to 6pm Ned Byrne memorial ladies and gents singles; Sunday, 7.30 to 6pm Ned Byrne memorial ladies and gents singles, 2 to 2.40pm Provincial Towns Cup Inter Club; Monday, 9 to 11am junior/juvenile competition, 1 to 2pm members; Tuesday, June 28, ladies 18 hole v par 8.20 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm, 4.20 to 6pm.

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