The first round in the Golfer of the Year competition took place last Sunday when the first monthly medals of the year were decided. After an initial delay due to early morning frost, the day took on a nice Spring glow with plenty of sunshine for the competitors to bask in. Some of the scoring was reflected in the conditions with the best score of the day 42 points having been achieved by two players, John Doheny and Fintan O’Shea, who unfortunately were drawn in the same division. After that 38 points was the target for two of the other divisions. The ladies section was won by Amelia Drumm with a fine 36 points and the junior medal was won by Seamus Burke with 38 points.
John Doheny started his round by failing to score at the 1st hole and added a double bogey on the 8th but still returned 20 points for his first nine holes. On his homeward journey, he scored a further 22 points aided by a birdie 3 on the 15th hole. He just pipped Fintan O’Shea on a countback as Fintan scored nines of 24 and 18 points respectively in his round and but for having a triple bogey eight on the long 17th he would have collected his section medal. Chris McHugh scored very consistenly with nines of 19 points for each of his respective nines and just got the better of Michael Brennan to win section 2. Brian Dillon won section 3 with 34 points on a countback. The Junior section was won by Seamus Burke with nines of 18 and 20 points respectively which included a blank on the long 8th and a double bogey on the 10th but he did enough to win by a shot from Brian Staunton.
In the ladies section, Amelia Drumm continued her winning ways by scoring 36 points which included failing to register points at the long 5th and 17th holes and added a double bogey on the 7th but she just did enough to beat her nearest rival, Karan Murphy by a shot.
The early leaders in the Golfer of the Year competition are John Doheny, Fintan O’Shea and Chris McHugh in the men’s section with Amelia Drumm, Karan Murphy and Bernie Madigan setting the pace in the ladies section.
Two of our inter club teams are in action this weekend with the Irish Mixed Foursomes team pitted against Gowran Park and the Leinster Fourball team up against Wexford Golf Club. On Sunday next, there is a Member/Guest Fourball Stableford competition scheduled to take place with the usual timesheet.
|Results March Monthly Medal Sunday 22nd March|
|Winner Class 1 (0 -12)||John Doheny (11)||42 points|
|Winner Class 2 (13-17)||Chris McHugh (15)||38 points|
|Winner Class 3 (18-28)||Brian Dillon (21)||34 points|
|Ladies||Amelia Drumm (12)||36 points|
|Junior||Seamus Burke (7)||38 points|