GOLF | Juveniles continue to make their mark at Dundalk Golf Club

Dunne and Giff win Scotch Foursomes competition

Category One winners Tom Dunne and Trevor Giff with sponsor Leslie Walker. PICTURE: BRIAN HOPPER

The juveniles have certainly made their presence felt at Dundalk Golf Club this year and it was another of the club’s up and coming players Joseph Laverty, who won Sunday’s Singles Stableford.

The 10 handicapper won on count back from Fergal Sexton (11) after both had shot 42 points and it resulted in Laverty seeing his handicap cut by two shots to eight.

It was Laverty’s superb short-game that delivered his victory as time and again he managed to get up and down after missing greens. He opened with three points pars at the first, second and fourth and then hit a wobble with a no score on the fifth followed by a solitary point at the sixth but after a three point par at the par five seventh he produced three successive birdies to get to 24 points after 10 holes.

Category Two winners Aoife and Graham Purcell pictured with sponsor Leslie Walker. PICTURE: BRIAN HOPPER

Four more three point pars followed on the back nine as he parred 12, 15, 16 and 18 and although he dropped shots at the 13th and 17th he did enough to come home in 21 points and it was that back nine score which got him through on count back.

Billy Carins (7), Stephen Haughey (13) and JP Connolly took the category prizes with the best gross of 36 being returned by Carins.

Open Singles Stableford

The Wednesday Open Singles Stableford was won by Richard Barry (10) with a score of 42 points which will see him fall to single figures. He beat Colin Roche by one point with Zak Alderdice (10), Len Mullins (15) and John Copas (25) taking the category prizes. Brendan Lawlor (2) has best gross and Tom Dunne (16) took the Juvenile Prize.

Left: Category Three runner-up Eoin Purton pictured with sponsor Leslie Walker. Right: Category Three winners Cian Spaight and Pat Curran with sponsor Leslie Walker. PICTURE: BRIAN HOPPER

Scratch Cup entries

Entries are now being accepted for the 36 hole Dundalk Scratch Cup, sponsored by One Finance, which will be played at Dundalk Golf Club on Sunday, September 17th. Entries can be submitted to the Pro Shop at Dundalk Golf Club on +353 42–9322102.

Adult and Juvenile Scotch Foursomes

Results of the Adult and Juvenile Scotch Foursomes, sponsored by Leslie Walker and held on Saturday, September 2nd — Category One (Adults and 18 Hole Boys): Trevor Giff (11) & Tom Dunne (16) 64.5, Chris Malone & Sam Malone (27) 66; Category Two (Adult and 18 Hole Girl): Graham Purcell (19) & Aoife Purcell (36) 75.5; Category Three (Adult and Nine-Hole Boy): Pat Curran (13) & Cian Spaight (34) 61.5, Pat Purton & Eoin Purton (36) 65. Category Four (Adult and Nine-Hole Girl): Noreen Mullins (29) & Gráinne Hughes (36) 66.5.

Category Four winners Gráinne Hughes and Noreen Mullins pictured with sponsor Leslie Walker. PICTURE: BRIAN HOPPER

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