Donal McDonnell wins Fota Island Senior Scratch Cup

AIG Senior Cup Munster Semi Final 2018
Thurles Golf Club
Saturday 18th August 2018Donal McDonnell was the winner on Sunday, picking up his first Senior Scratch Cup title.  Fota Island held their annual showpiece on Sunday, again in association with Top Golfer.  There was a full timesheet for the event on the Deerpark course, and the three time Irish Open venue proved itself yet again as nobody could break par.  Although the course was in great condition, it did play all of it’s 6,927 yards.  Donal McDonnell from Monkstown was the winner after four players tied on 73.  McDonnell took the title ahead of John O’Brien (Castlemartyr), Kieran Kennedy (Thurles) and David Howard (Fota Island).  The Monkstown golfer is a regular on Monkstown’s successful Senior Cup team and has a provincial winners medal, Donal is also Junior Officer in Monkstown.  This was his first senior scratch cup title and needless to say he was delighted with his win.  Although he was four over par at the turn, McDonnell put together a great back nine.  He shot two under for the second nine, and finished 3,3,4 which was crucial in terms of his placing for the countback.  Although the top four were tied, John O’Brien took second place, Kennedy was third and David Howard was fourth.  Howard had a busy weekend, on Saturday the four handicapper shot a 75 in Muskerry in the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy qualifier, and on Sunday he beat his handicap by two when he shot the 73.  Anyone looking to play Fota this week can take advantage of their Masters Week specials, full details are available from the pro shop.

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