Gary Ward shot a very impressive 66 in Cobh today to win the Senior Scratch Cup. The score is a course record at the championship course. Ward had a good start and birdied the 3rd & 4th before he went on to add two more birdies on the 7th & 8th holes. He added another birdie on the par three 10th to get to five under. His only blemish came on the 12th when he dropped a shot after putting a ball in the water. Ward regained the shot on the very next hole and moved to six under when he bogied the last hole.
It was a 1-2 for Kinsale as Keith Fitzpatrick took second place with a 71. Cobh’s Gavin Lynch won the nett prize. Mark McGroarty won the Junior Scratch Cup in style with a level par 72 enough to win the title by two shots. Monkstown’s Ken Treacy was second on 74 and Eoin Wilson was third with a 75. Aaron Ward (Blarney) won the nett prize with a 69, beating Jack Ryan (Monkstown) on the countback.
Cobh’s next big event is the AIG Junior Cup which takes place in four weeks time. The course is likely to be a busy place throughout June as teams practice on the course.