O'Callaghan wins at Castlemartyr; teens dominate South East Alliance; Duffy captain at Letterkenny
Munster PGA Captain Liam Burns presents Wayne O'Callaghan with first prize in the PGB Munster Winter Series Event, sponsored by SkyCaddie. Also pictured, Brady Sherwood, Director of Golf, Castlemartyr Resort. Picture: Niall O'Shea/CorkGolfNews

Munster PGA Captain Liam Burns presents Wayne O'Callaghan with first prize in the PGB Munster Winter Series Event, sponsored by SkyCaddie. Also pictured, Brady Sherwood, Director of Golf, Castlemartyr Resort. Picture: Niall O'Shea/CorkGolfNews

Wayne O'Callaghan shot a superb 66 to win the PGB Munster Winter Series Event by two strokes at Castlemartyr from Danny Sugrue and John McHenry.

PGB Munster Winter Series Event, Castlemartyr, kindly sponsored by Skycaddie (Donal McEvoy)

66 W O'Callaghan 

67 D Sugrue, J McHenry 

68 D Barry 

71 C McNamara, D Ruddy 

72 B O Boyle, P Dooley

73 D Foley, A Gleeson, D Hayes

74 D Fraser

75 D Burke

76 S Hayes, F Holly 

77 D O'Sullivan, K Morris, G Broderick

78 P Hickey

85 L Burns 

Order of Merit

 

  1. 9025 John McHenry
  2. 8650 Dan Sugrue
  3. 8325 Cian McNamara
  4. 7350 Davey Barry
  5. 7225 Billy O Boyle

Birdie Leaderboard

  1. 17 Dan Sugrue
  2. 13 John McHenry
  3. 12 Cian McNamara
  4. 9 Billy O'Boyle, Davey Barry, Wayne O Callaghan

South East Alliance

Youth came to the fore in the South East Alliance at Waterford this week as 16-year old Darragh Herlihy (5) from West Waterford won the 1st Nett with a 69, while 15-year old Harry Duggan (2) Kilkenny, following a long family tradition, took the 1st Gross with a 71. 

Harry has already notched up a win this year and played with a domestic cut of one shot.  According to our correspondent, "Eddie Power, Kilkenny (+1) took a disastrous 6 at the last hole to allow a long suffering old pro in for a consolation gross 2nd prize with a 72."  

Tadgh Sheehan (7) Dungarvan took the 2nd Nett with a 72.

South East Alliance, Sun 2nd December, Waterford GC

  • 1st Nett Darragh Herlihy (5) West Waterford 69
  • 1st Gross Harry Duggan (2) Kilkenny 71
  • 2nd Nett Tadgh Sheehan (7) Dungarvan 72
  • 2nd Gross TW Murphy (Scr) West Waterford 72

New captain at Letterkenny

Gerard with European Tour player Shane Lowry

Gerard with European Tour player Shane Lowry

Gerard Duffy took office as captain of Letterykenny Golf Club for 2015 following what we're told was "a very well attended and informative A.G.M." last Thursday evening.

"I would like to thank outgoing captain Tom Mc Donagh for choosing me as his vice-captain for 2014 and I am looking forward to my role as Club Captain for 2015," Gerard said. "I have had the privilege of working voluntarily under the past number of captains of Letterkenny Golf Club and I hope to reiterate their philosophy of working as hard [and as many hours] as possible to develop this club further both on and off the course.

"Those Captains and their committees have been vibrant, foreseeing and unceasing in their ideals of making the course one of the best parkland courses not only in Donegal but in the country, as proven by our selection to the top one hundred courses in Ireland.

"I hope to follow in such auspicious footsteps and retain the highest standard of club stewardship throughout the year of my captaincy, for which I am deeply honoured, and look forward to working with the 2015 mens', ladies' and parent committees."

The members of Letterkenny would like to wish Gerard and his committee every success in 2015.