A CONTINGENT of 42 players from the New Ross Seniors Society made the trip to the picturesque Bunclody Golf and Fishing club on Thursday.
This fixture at the Slaney Valley venue was one of the highlights of the senior society’s golfing year, with all enjoying the great welcome they received and the superb golf course, which was in magnificent condition.
The 11 teams (nine fourballs and two threeballs) battled it out for the five prizes on offer. In the end a three-person team made up of Luke Power (16), Sean Murphy (16) and Larry Doyle (18) took the honours with a score of 87 points (81+6) which captured the first prize of four green fees, kindly sponsored by the host club. It was a back-to-back success for Luke Power as he was also part of the winning team at Bunclody in 2010.
On 83 points and in second place came another three-person team, Noel Anderson (16), Tony Redmond (17) and Tom Murphy (18). Third spot went to Denis Kirwan (12), Jim Ryan (16), Dick Cahill (18) and George Peters (21) with 82 points.
On 81 points, and in fourth place, were Dick Cuddihy (9), Aidan O’Connor (19), Robert O’Dwyer (19) and Martin Burke (22). The 80 points compiled by Tony Harford (11), Willie Kelly (16), John Joe Murray (19) and Tommy Grennan (20) was good enough to take the fifth and final prize.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Denis Kirwan and Fr John French.
The seniors have no outing tomorrow (Thursday) as it is the second last Open Seniors of the year in New Ross. They will travel to Waterford Castle on Monday to play in their open singles competition as well as their own three person team event with all three score cards counting. Teams and tee times will be available for inspection tomorrow (Thursday), when the entry fee of E15 must be paid.