McClelland Tops in Tough Battle.


The Prehen Thursday Open Series was played in beautiful conditions this week. Receptive greens and plush fairways made for ideal golfing but the warm wet weather has spawned some punishing rough that caught any wayward competitor! As the sun set it was six-handicapper Mr Stuart McClelland who had produced the score of the day as he toured the course in a mere 70 shots to claim the Best Gross and post 43 points. A 23-point opening nine included a brace of birdies at “Swilken and Dermot’s while his back nine 20 points was steady enough that Mr McClelland could toss the chasing pack a small bone by failing to score at the notorious Par 4 16th, “The Widow’s”! That pack included Mr Barry McMenemin(17), Mr Adrian Leckey(8) and Mr George Baldrick(20) who all carded 41 pointers but had to be content with second, third and fourth spot respectively when the break-of-tie rules were imposed.

Results: Mike Carroll

Report: Martin Doherty

28.07.16 Thursday  Open

 Pos

Name

H/C

Score

1st

Stuart McClelland (best Gross)

6

43

2nd

Barry McMenamin

17

41*

3rd

Adrian Leckey

8

41

CSS:   70 (36pts)  *Break of tie