Another beautiful day with plenty of sunshine greeted the 120 qualifiers as they headed out for the final day of the Captain’s ( Michael Denihan) Prize. The early pace was set by Paddy Quaid who brought in a magnificent 40 pts to add to his 32 from the first day and a fine score of 72. This score held for much of the day, but then we got down to the serious contenters, with Noel Lyons(10) adding what appeared to be a winning 40pts bringing his total to 76pts. However there was plenty of drama to follow with Derek McCabe (6) posting a score of 39pts to add to his 38pt from the qualifying and a total 77pts. Word from the course was that a former winner Pat Lalor was going well, starting out last on the grid with 40pts from the qualifying round he came to the 18th needing to score a 5 or better to claim outright victory, however Pat took 6 for a fine second round of 37pts but his total of 77pts was beaten on the break of a tie with Derek McCabe claiming the coveted prize with a better last 18. The best score of the day went to Jack McDonnell playing off +2, Jack was round in an impressive 5 under par gross and won the Gross prize witha gross score of 77pts.
Well done to all the prizewinners