130 players travelled to Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club for the latest instalment of the Irish Golfer Event Series in an eventful Irish summer’s day in Wexford.
The morning starters got the best of an unpredictable day as the wind icked up in the afternoon before a haymaker of a shower tested the willpower of all those who remained. But with the course in great condition, and the greens rolling superbly, the scoring in Category One was testament to the conditions.
Cill Dara’s Cormac Corcoran was the big winner on the day, putting the field to the sword with a whopping 42 points playing off 8. Corcoran took home a Taylormade M5 Driver for the tall tally and doubled down by taking the Long Drive competition with a bomb on 18.
In Category Two, Eoin Moriarty (off 12) took the spoils from Goran Park’s Mickey Hutchinson, playing off 14, and a Taylormade M6 Driver to go with them with an unbeatable 37-point win with Hutchinson and Mark Kearney close behind on 36 points.
While in the Ladies category, course knowledge proved key as Bunclody’s own, Lucy Healy returned a rock-solid 32 points off 12 to win the first prize Kalea Driver on offer, plus a Taylormade stand bag as she picked up the long drive on 18 with a fine hit.
Shot of the day and arguably the happiest man in the bar afterwards was Goran Park’s David Kearney whose sweetly struck six iron to the par-3 17th took one bounce before dropping straight into the hole for a first ever ace.
“I was playing pure s**** before that so it was great to get it,” said Kearney. “I’ve never had one before so I’m delighted. One bounce and that was it. Brilliant. A great day.”
The next event is at the PGA National Slieve Russell on Friday June 29th and the timesheet is now open to book HERE
BUNCLODY, SUNDAY 9TH JUNE 2019 – RESULTS
FULL HANDICAP – SINGLES STABLEFORD
CATEGORY 1 (Handicap – up to 11)
1st Prize – TaylorMade M5 Tour Driver – Cormac Corcoran 42 points (8)
2nd Prize – TaylorMade M5 Tour 3 wood – Ivan Brown 38 points (8) BB9
3rd Prize – TaylorMade 60 degree Hi-Toe wedge – Des Hinchin 38 points (5)
CATEGORY 2 (Handicap 12-24)
1st Prize – TaylorMade M6 Driver – Eoin Moriarty 37 points (12)
2nd Prize – TaylorMade M6 3 wood – Mickey Hutchinson 36 points (14) BB9
3rd Prize – TaylorMade 60 degree Hi-Toe wedge – Mark Kearney 36 points (12)
LADIES CATEGORY (Handicap up to 36)
1st Prize – TaylorMade Kalea Driver – Lucy Healy 32 points (12)
2nd Prize – TaylorMade Kalea 3 wood – Julie Foley 29 points (20_
3rd Prize – TaylorMade Kalea Rescue – Anna Stapleton 28 points (23)
Nearest the Pin – 7th HOLE
Motocaddy S1 Digital Electric Trolley – Colm Cooney
Longest Drive – 18th HOLE
LADIES – TaylorMade 2019 Stand Bag – Lucy Healy
GENTS – TaylorMade 2019 Stand Bag – Cormac Corcoran
Evnroll ER1 Putter – Lar Ryan 74