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.