Rampant O’Connell Triumphs at Prehen.


When the fine autumn spell of weather broke this weekend it did so with a vengeance. Prolonged showers lashed the Prehen fairways for long periods of Saturday’s Stableford Competition. As the weather eased in the late afternoon one man was revealed to have tamed the conditions and heavily trounced all his opponents. Mr Dennis O’Connell (25) recorded a massive 45 points to run out an easy winner by a five point from second placed Mr Ron Grieve. Mr O’Connell’s steady par start was interrupted when he blanked the easy Par 5 3rd,”Longfellow” but his otherwise steady play still returned 21 points for the front nine. Birdying the Par 4 10th, “Spires” set the scene for the back nine and he returned 24 points to take his first prize of the winter and to earn a 3.2 handicap reduction for his efforts. Mr Ron Grieve(16) enjoyed a steady round of golf, except for the slight aberration at the tricky Par 4 5th,”The Gap”, where he failed to record a score. On another day his 40-point total may well have been enough to secure victory but, given the excellence of Mr O’Connell’s play, he had to be content to lift second prize on this occasion.

Mr Jason Cleere ( 16) was the best of a posse of player on 39 points and, this time Messrs Jonathan Barnaby, Larry Coyle, Alastair Crockett, Richard Philson, John Woods were eliminated from the prize list on BOT rules. Mr Iain Anthony (4) found that his 33 points was enough to secure the prize for best gross on the day.


The Desmond Motors Winter League looks to have all the making of a cracker competition to exercise the discussion skills of the Prehen faithful throughout the winter months. In Week Two Team 12 came out on top with a brilliant total of 82 points -a margin of six points from their nearest challengers! Mr Dennis O’Connell can take pride in his individual 45 points that underpinned that total but Mr Brian McCallion’s fine 37 points did ably assist him. The full results for Saturday were:-

WEEK 2

1ST -  TEAM 12 (82PTS)  2nd – TEAM 2 (76PTS) B.O.T.

D.O’Connell

B.McCallion

J.Thatcher

T.McDermott


Results: Mike Carroll

Report: Martin Doherty

15.10.16 Club Stableford

 Pos

Name

H/C

Score

1st

Dennis O'Connell

25

45

2nd

 Ron Grieve

16

40

3rd

Jason Cleere

16

39*

Gross

Iain Anthony

4

33

CSS:   69 (37pts).