Stuart Grehan had seven threes on his card as he fired a four-under 67 to win the gross in this week's TaylorMade sponsored Tuesday Winter Series outing at Portmarnock Links.
Now a professional, the Tullamore man went out in four-under 32 and dropped just one shot all day.
He finished three strokes clear of Castleknock native David Carey, who shot a one-under 70 as he prepares for the Second Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School next month.
Galgorm Castle’s Michael Dallat was third with a 72 on a day when 72 players battled a strong southerly wind and five PGA members from Holland also took part, two of them narrowly missing out on the prizes after 72s
Kilcock five-handicapper Ciaran Campbell finished bogey-double bogey but still won the nett with a 66, edging out Elm Park’s Sean Kearns by one stroke with Royal Dublin’s Hugh Foley third off plus one with a 71
Castle’s Robert Moran was once again the victim on the 18th hole, running up another triple bogey seven there to miss out on the prizes.
TaylorMade Tuesday Winter Series, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links (Par 71 SSS 75 CSS 75) — 24 October
- Ciaran Campbell (5) Kilcock 66
- Sean Kearns (5) Elm Park 67
- Hugh Foley (+1) Royal Dublin 71
- Stuart Grehan (Unattached) 67
- David Carey (Unattached) 70
- Michael Dallat (Galgorm Castle) 72.