Hutton wins Hilary at Portmarnock Links
 The 18th at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. Picture via  Portmarnock.com

The 18th at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. Picture via Portmarnock.com

The Island's Robert Hutton won the second RaboDirect Hilary Golf Society outing of the season at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.

Despite a stiff cross breeze, six-handicapper Hutton shot a one-under 70 gross to edge out Portmarnock Links member Darragh Curran on a countback.

It could have been a comfortable win for Hutton, but he made a double bogey five on the tough, par-three 17th when he overshot the green and then closed with a three-putt bogey.

Curran, the other hand, was left to rue a sloppy double bogey on the 16th. 

Birdies at 15th and 17th were enough to give Naas Junior Eoin O'Hehir his first gross prize in the Hilary with a five over 76.

RaboDirect Hilary Golf Society at Portmarnock Links

  • 1st: Robert Hutton (The Island) 6 (70)
  • 2nd: Darragh Curran (Port Links) 5 (70)
  • Gross: Eoin O'Hehir (Naas) 76

Next event: Seapoint, Sunday, March 2nd.