GOLF | Round of 66 is enough for Andrew to win Professional’s Prize at Dundalk

Grant wins Gross while Reilly takes Juvenile Prize

Dundalk Golf Club’s Leslie Walker presenting winner Andrew Cumiskey with his Professional’s Prize award. PICTURE: BRIAN HOPPER

The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot at Dundalk Golf Club on Sunday last as a few of the 187 strong field took full advantage of the good conditions to go low over the formidable blue course.

Fifteen handicapper Andrew Cumiskey emerged as the winner after shooting a six under par 66 while Aaron Grant (+1) took the Gross Prize with a two under par 70 and Denis Ryan (22) claimed the Veteran’s Prize with a 71. James Reilly (26) won the Juvenile Prize.

After opening with a par, Cumiskey double bogeyed the second but got those shots back with back to back pars at the next two holes. A bogey at five was followed by a birdie at the par five sixth and pars at seven and eight. Bogeys at nine, 10 and 11 followed by pars at 12, 13 and 14 before he took full advantage of his shots by bogeying his way home for a nett 66.

Dundalk Golf Club | Professional's Prize 2017
Presentation of Professional Leslie Walker's Prizes at Dundalk Golf Club. Pictures by Brian

Dillon Green (7) also shot a 66 and that was good enough to take Category One by three shots from Barry Cunningham (8). Green’s round included birdies at five and 11. Gerry O’Keefe (13) with a 67 won Category Two by two shots from Noel Reid (16).

Category Three was won by Caoimhin O’Callaghan (20) with 69 as Gavin McDonnell (19) produced back to back birdies on 17 and 18 to slip into second with a 71.

Results of the Professional Leslie Walker’s Prize, held on June 18th — 1st: Andrew Cumiskey (15) 66; Gross: Aaron Grant (+1) 70; Veteran: Denis Ryan (22) 71; Category One (+1–12) 1st: Dillon Greene (7) 66; 2nd: Barry Cunningham (8) 69/34; Category Two 1st (13–18): Gerard O’Keefe (13) 67; 2nd: Noel Reid (16) 69/35; Category Three (19–28) 1st: Caoimhin O’Callaghan (20) 69; 2nd: Gavin McDonnell (19) 71/32.5; Juvenile 1st: James Reilly (26) 78. CSS: 73.

Ulster Seniors

Peter Rogers and Clem Walsh both recorded top 10 finishes at the Ulster Seniors which was played over Donegal Golf Club’s testing links at Murvagh.

Rogers led after the first round as he shot four birdies in a one over par round 74. However, defending champion Garth McGimpsey posted a 70 in the second round to retain the title and Rogers, who shot 79, had to settle for fifth place but had the consolation of winning his age category. Walsh, with rounds of 77 and 78 took ninth place overall.

Walsh’s good form continued a few days later when he won the Greenore Junior Scratch Cup for the third time. The four handicapper shot rounds of 75 and 78 for a 36 hole total of 153 to beat club colleague Kyle Rafferty by one shot after the teenager shot two round of 77.

Jimmy Bruen Shield

The Jimmy Bruen Shield team narrowed missed out on qualifying for the matchplay stages at their Regional Qualifier in Greenore on Saturday.

The team finished on 349 but were pipped by three shots by Ashbourne for the fourth and final qualifying place. Headford, who were the leading qualifiers, took the Regional title.

U15 Inter-Club Matchplay

In the Leinster U15 Inter-Club Matchplay competition, Dundalk have advanced to the quarter-finals after an emphatic 8–2 win over Seapoint in the Third Round.

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