Patrick Wins U.K.P.C.C Qualifier

Patrick Curran who won this week’s competition the U.K.P.C.C QUALIFIER with 40pts.

Patrick leads the way at UKPCC Qualifier 

 With some favourable mid-week weather Silverwood Golf Club held its first qualifying event of the 2017 season. Saturdays sunshine was well embraced by members and the player returning victorious was nineteen handicapper Patrick Curran with a score of 40 stableford points. Michael returned 17 points for his opening nine holes and a remarkable 23 points for his inward nine. Key highlights on his outward nine included par scores at holes 3, 8 & 9. His back nine was very tidy with 6 no. bogeys, two pars (holes 14 & 18) and a birdie three at the 13th. Great return for Pat with his first competition win. 

In second place was fifteen handicapper Damian Mc Dowell with a return of 39 points. Damian played very steady indeed with 18 points on his opening nine with key highlights including a par at the second hole and a valuable birdie at the third hole, kick starting his round. His inward nine of 21 points included a very strong finish with par scores recorded at the 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th holes. Another birdie at the difficult Par 4 15th hole was key to keeping the momentum of Damian’s round going.  

In third place and again featuring in the prizes for the third week running was Junior member Conor McCabrey (11) with 39 points. Conor’s front nine included one double bogey (5th hole), 4 bogeys, 2 pars (holes 2 & 3) & 2 great birdies (holes 4 and 9) giving him 19 points. His inward nine was very steady with 5 pars and 4 bogeys for a gross 80 (+8).  Conor is rewarded with a new handicap 10, which is a positive move towards his goal of a single figure handicap. 

In fourth place, also with 39 points was Gary Duffy (9). Gary’s round was very steady with 8 bogeys, 8 pars and two birdies (holes 9 & 18). Gary now sees himself playing off a new 8 handicap for his consistent scoring. 

Holding on to fifth place was popular member Gerard Totten (19) also with 39 points. Gerard had a great front nine of +6 gross thanks to pars at Holes 1,4,8 & 9 and a birdie two at the second hole. He scored 17 points for his inward nine.  

The weekly gross prize was won by 1 handicapper Fintan McAreavey with 33 gross points (76). Thirteen pars, 3 bogeys (holes 4, 5, 6), a double bogey (hole 16) and a birdie on the 18th made up his tally. 

Low section winner was won by Finbar Headley with 37 points.  Paul Johnston won the mid-section with 38 points and Eamon Nelson won the high section with 36 points. 

Players featuring in the prizes that entered the St. Andrews qualifier now have the opportunity in coming weeks to qualify and play the exclusive St. Andrews course in Scotland in September 2017.  





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