Jonathan Morton hit the ground running in the opening medal of the season (April 24).

Nines of 44 and 46 saw him sign for a gross 90 (nett 60) that gave him a seven-shot advantage over Jerome Leer in second who signed for a nett 67.

Michael Cullen (68) and Kieran Donnelly (67) finished first and second respectively in category one. In category two Martin Grimley edged out Patrick Darragh courtesy of a better back nine after both players posted rounds of 69. Robert Fagan fired a nett 68 to win category three with Johnathan Black one shot back having posted a 69 (bb9)

The gross prize went to Adam Cromwell who signed for a 72 (35/37) while Leo McCann bagged the over 65s prize with a nett 67. Sunday’s (April 25) opening Stableford competition was won by Paul Traynor with 42pts. A closing run of five consecutive pars proved to be the difference for the 11-handicapper who edged out Kenny Spence by a point. Paul McCurry’s 39pts earned him top spot in category one ahead of Ryan McVeigh 38pts.

Brian McGrady sealed first prize in category two with 40pts with George Bradshaw four back on 36pts. Gerard Kelly signed for 40pts and grabbed first place in category three ahead of Gary Hughes on 39pts. The gross went to Neil Cromwell with 34pts and Turlough Brady fired 39pts to win the over 65s.

The Hirsch Cup is up for grabs this Saturday (May1) with a club Stableford pencilled in for Sunday (May 2)


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