Defending champion Tom Cleary came out on top in the opening round of the Titleist Mid-West Alliance outing of the season at Dromoland Castle.
The gross stableford 72 hole competition — a double bogey or more costs you minus two points — saw Cleary keep a big number off his card to post 36 points and win by two points from NUIM Paddy Harrington Scholarship student Ronan Mullarney from Galway.
Straight driver Tom Saunders won the 4- 9 handicap category with 30pts.
The second round is on November 30th. Ring 061 368444 to book tee times.
2015 Titleist Mid West Alliance
1st Tony Cleary Dromoland 36pts.
2. Ronan Mullarney Galway 34pts.
3rd Dave Foley Dromoland 33 pts.
4-9 hcp category
1st Tom Saunders Ennis 30pts.
2nd Brian McMahon Dromoland 27 pts.
3rd Liam Pyne Ennis & Brian Hickey Dromoland 26pts.