Gary Ward had a double win last weekend, the Kinsale man scooped two senior scratch cups over the course of two days. On Saturday he headed to Kanturk and went around the North Cork course in one under par to record his second win of the year. On Sunday it was off to Co Clare for the 36 Dromoland Senior Scratch Cup, and Ward topped the leaderboard again after shooting rounds of 69 and 77. Ward won the Cobh Senior Scratch Cup in May, shooting a course record 66 on the way to his first senior scratch cup title. Ward played Kanturk for the first time on Saturday and it was a winning debut as he described. “It was my first time playing Kanturk and all I knew was that it was tight” said Ward. “I hit the ball where I could see it and played really steady golf the whole way around. The pins were very tough, a few hanging off slopes so it was tough to put it close. I never went over par and never went better than -2, my 3rd birdie on the par 3 16th saved my round and took my pars on 17 and 18 for a 70 to win by 1 from Peter Duane.”
After that win it was off to Dromoland for the Top Golfer 36 hole scratch cup. There was a top class field in Continue reading
Munster PGA Captain Stephen Hayes presents Cian McNamara (Monkstown) with first prize.
Cian McNamara won on the double today when he won the singles and the pro-am competitions at Dromoland Golf Club. The Monkstown Professional won by one shot from David Ryan and only two golfers managed to break par. Gary Howie took third place with level par and Patrick Sheehy was fourth with a 73. Dan Sugrue, Diarmuid Frazer and David Foley all tied for fifth place
It was McNamara’s first win in the 2016 PGB Winter Series had a steady start but dropped a shot on the long par five 6th. He struck a purple patch around the turn, knocking in four birdies in five holes. McNamara birdied the 9th, 10th, 12th & 13th. Unfortunately he dropped a shot in the 14th but he bagged another birdie on the closing hole.
- McNamara also claimed the honours in the pro-am when he partnered Peter Brazil (Limerick GC) to a winning 44 points. Ian Colleran and amateur partner Brian Lenihan took second place with 42 points.
The next event in the series takes place in Castlemartyr next Monday, the event is a pro-only event.
PGA Winter Series Event #3, sponsored by Golfbuddy
Dromoland Golf Club
1st Cian McNamara 69
2nd David Ryan 70
3rd Gary Howie 72
4th Patrick Sheehy 73
5th Dan Sugrue 74 Diarmuid Fraser 74 David Foley 74
1st Cian McNamara and Peter Brazil 44
2nd Ian Colleran and Brian Lenihan 42
Dromoland Golf Club
The Mid West Alliance has stepped up their competition this year, the organisers have changed the format to a 54 hole qualifier followed by a four round matchplay phase for the top sixteen qualifiers. The 54/16 format as they are calling it is a huge undertaking and the great courses and generous prize-fund should see a large number of entries from Munster’s top golfers. The entry fee is €135, it might seem a bit steep but when you consider the quality of the courses and the prises on offer, it’s a very reasonable price for the competition. Entry is open to amateurs with a 0-9 handicap and PGA professionals. The three strokeplay qualifying rounds take place at Nenagh (23rd October), Trump Doonbeg (6th November) and Dromoland (27th November). The strokeplay rounds will be scored under the gross stableford format, therefore avoiding any Continue reading