Culub Stableford Sat 19th Feb 11
1st J Lowe 43pts
2nd C McElroy 42pts (best back nine)
3rd G Hughes 42pts (best back six)
4th D Spratt 42pts
5th I Brown 41pts (best back one)
Lowe and behold ...
John Lowe made the most of the excellent weather conditions on Saturday to win the Stableford competition with 43 points.
Underfoot it was very damp indeed, but a spring sunshine and light breeze made for a pleasant round, and in John's case, a winning one.
A string of pars over the front nine was marred only by a double bogey at the par-five eighth hole. But that single point for 21 points on the outward trek was to prove crucial at the end. A birdie 4 at the next par five set him on his way to 22 points over the back nine and together his 21 and 22 points respectively proved to be the winning score.
Just a point behind on 42 was Colm McElroy and it was his better back nine which edged the runners up prize ahead G Hughes, a winner last week. Another previous winner of recent weeks, Davy Spratt, returned a similar 42 points to claim fourth prize. And single figure handicapper I Brown collected the final prize of the day with 41 points - a birdie three at the last hole securing that for him.