Last Sunday saw the Intermediate Scratch Cup run for the first time and this was a singles stroke competition over 18 holes. This proved to be a very popular competition with visitors and members alike with quite a large entry on the day. The winning score was 81 gross which is nine over par for the course and this was returned by Aidan O’Keeffe from Cobh Golf Club who played very steady golf throughout his round.
Aidan had nines of 39 and 42 shots respectively with his only birdie coming on the long 2nd hole. He completed his round with bogies on the 16th and 18th but held on by 2 shots from his nearest rivals to record an impressive victory. In second place came John McGrath who just pipped Billy Mernagh on a countback over the last nine holes. The best nett score for the day was won by Keith Richards with a 70.
Last weekend saw the second round of the Summer League completed and this was completed before the start of the
Intermediate Scratch Cup. The ladies were very much to the fore in the league with some excellent scoring. In first place came Helen Walsh with 43 points closely followed by Karan Murphy with 41 points. The only man to feature on the podium was Conor Mulholland and he was some six shots behind the winner. Helen started her round rather unimpressively with a treble bogey seven on the 1st but settled down well to record 21 points for her first nine holes. Apart from failing to register a point on the 12th, she scored a further impressive 22 points for her last nine holes.
On the Inter Club front the Ladies Miele Fourball team were well beaten by Borris on a 3½ to 1½ scoreline and this week the Men’s Duggan Cup team will take on neighbours Callan in the second round. Callan have the home advantage of the odd match of five in what should be a close encounter.
Results – Intermediate Scratch Cup Sunday 5th May
Winner Aidan O’Keeffe (14) (Cobh) 81 shots
Second John McGrath (12) (Lisheen) 83 shots
Third William Mernagh (13) (Callan) 83 shots
Best Nett Keith Richards (13) (Fermoy) 70 nett
Results – Summer League Sunday 5th May
Winner Helen Walsh (31) 43 points
Second Karan Murphy (34) 41 points
Third Conor Mulholland (17) 37 points