Cleary and Mullarney shine at Titleist Mid-West Alliance
 NUI Maynooth and Galway star Ronan Mullarney. Picture: Thos Caffrey /  www.golffile.ie

NUI Maynooth and Galway star Ronan Mullarney. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

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

First round

Category 0-3hcp

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.