Monday, July 22, 2013

Munster Strokeplay Championships 2013

Lorraine Troy is Munster Strokeplay Junior Champion

Our course provided a superb challenge to the competitors in the Munster Ladies Strokeplay Championships which was held at Cunnigar last Sunday, July 14th, and the Sunny South East certainly lived up to its reputation as almost from the start the sun shone and the players were bathed in its warm glow for the entire day.
Lorraine Troy continued her recent run of success with a fantastic win in Junior Championship. After 18 holes Breda O’Donnell (Cunnigar) led with 60, she was closely followed by Stella Kinsella (Cunnigar) and Lorraine Troy (Cunnigar) both on 61 while Caroline English (Tramore) was next on 63. Lorraine added a superb 53 to her opening 61 to take the title with an excellent score of 114. She was followed in second place by Breda O’Donnell on 117 while Caroline English (Tramore) was next on 122.
Perfectly matched first and second 18 hole scores of 58 gave Sarah Byrne (Fermoy) the Intermediate title in Cunnigar on a total of 116, she won by a single stroke from Mary Quinn (Lakeside) on 117 while first round leader Mary Murray (Rocklodge) finished in third spot with a score of 119.
Breda Lonergan (Tipperary Hills) carded two superb 18 hole scores of 53 to emerge victorious in the Ladies senior section with an excellent score of 106, she was followed in second place by Eleanor Walsh (Fermoy) on 108 while Sharon Bowes (Fermoy) took third place on 112.
The scoring overall was of a very high standard having due regard to the intense heat.
Our club was delighted that this event was a huge success.
The preparatory work that went in to hosting this event was phenomenal and great credit must go to our volunteers who have come up trumps
once again.

Munster Ladies Strokeplay Results:
1st: Lorraine Troy (Cunnigar) 114, 2nd: Breda O’Donnell (Cunnigar) 117, 3rd: Caroline English (Tramore) 122.
1st: Sarah Byrne (Fermoy) 116, 2nd: Mary Quinn (Lakeside) 117,  3rd: Mary Murray (Rocklodge) 119.
1st: Breda Lonergan (Tipperary Hills) 106, 2nd: Eleanor Walsh (Fermoy) 108, 3rd: Sharon Bowes (Fermoy) 112.

Also, last Sunday, July 14th, the Gents Munster Strokeplay Championships were held at Larkspur Park Pitch and Putt Club, Cashel. Aidan O’Rourke finished in runner-up spot in the Intermediate Championship. Following his first round of 52, Aidan carded a fantastic second round score of 50 to ensure second place. The sweltering conditions in Cashel were nearly unbearable, so many congratulations to Aidan on this magnificent result.

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