Superb Shirley wins Gracehill Golf Club’s McCarroll Plate

DESSIE Shirley playing off 12 was in superb form winning the McCarroll Plate with 41pts at Gracehill Golf Club.

After a steady front 9 Dessie showed what he is capable of on the inward half with 24pts – the highlights of which were birdies at the 12th, 16th and 17th.

Peter Whittaker playing off 16 was runner-up with 39pts. Peter had a somewhat unpredictable round with a few misfortunes interspersed with birdies and

pars – therefore his best is yet to come. Geoffrey McLean playing off 8 was 3rd with 37pts. Robert McNeill won the gross prize with a round of 74.

* Sunday Sweep - Sunday 14th April - Johnny Munnis playing off 9 amassed 36pts on Sunday to win the sweep. After starting like a runaway train with par, par, birdie, eagle! Johnny was well under par before he knew it. However, someone applied the brakes somewhere around the 13th and things came to an abrupt halt with 2 holes to go. Nevertheless, enough points had been accumulated before the buffers were hit.

Randal McDonnell playing off 5 continued his excellent form to finish 2nd with 35pts. With pars at 50% of the holes and birdies at the 9th and 11th Randal showed why he is in contention more often than not. Geoffrey McLean playing off 8 sustained his good form with 35pts for 3rd place. Robert McNeill once again claimed the gross with a 79.

* Winter League 2013 - Congratulations to the winning team of M squared – Johnny Munnis, Lee Munnis, Brian Munnis and Ian Morrison who beat the Dark Wedges – Eoin Sayers, Martin Huey, Wallace McKeeman and Mervyn McKeeman in the Winter League Final.

In the individual competition Neilly Greer made a late charge to deny Cecil Linton back to back victories, while Eoin Sayers finished 3rd and Randal McDonnell won the gross prize.