Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cunnigar Team takes 2nd place at National Scramble in Tullamore

Pictured above are Paul Healy, Paddy Noonan and John Charles, accompanied by Mr. Myles McMorrow, President of the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland

Congratulations to Paul Healy, Paddy Noonan and John Charles (Cunnigar “A”), who were runners-up at the National Scramble Final which was held in Co. Offaly last weekend, May 7th and 8th. Played over 2 courses, Tullamore and Erry (Clara), this was a fantastic achievement by the team, who were playing in a National final for the first time.

Seventy two teams, from all over Ireland, qualified to play in this competition. Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club was well represented, 3 teams having qualified.  After 2 rounds on Saturday, the field was whittled down to the top 36 teams, who qualified to play on Sunday. At this stage, Cunnigar “A” were way back in 22nd place. After 2 rounds on Sunday morning, Cunnigar “A” posted a fabulous score which catapulted them into joint 3rd place. With the competition now narrowed down to the top 18 teams, who had to play in the final round on Sunday afternoon in Tullamore, Cunnigar still had the 3 teams challenging for the top honours. Glorious sunshine coupled with a strong swirling wind greeted the competitors as they faced the final 18 holes. When play ended, Cunnigar “A” had improved their position once again and had achieved 2nd place. When all the scores were finalised, Cunnigar’s 3 teams were in the top ten. This was an astounding achievement for our club and congratulations to our 3 teams who represented our club with distinction.

National Scramble teams:

Cunnigar “A”: Paul Healy, Paddy Noonan, John Charles. (2nd).

Cunnigar “C”: Aiden O’Rourke, Martin Hayes, David Brophy. (7th).

Cunnigar “B”: Chris Wall, Daniel Keoghan, Terence Moroney. (9th).