Blainroe's David Smith captured the third event of the Titleist sponsored Druids Glen Winter Series to leap into eighth place in the Order of Merit.
The three-handicapper had 38 points at the former Irish Open venue to win by four points from home player Simon Murphy and Carrickmines’ Rod Wood while Dun Laoghaire’s Marc Nolan captured the gross with 34 points.
Druids Glen's PGA professional Patrick Geraghty leads the Order of Merit from Nolan after three events and anyone interested in participating in the winter-long race must register by next Monday, 13 November.
With the Monday events alternating between the resort's two courses, the top 20 on the Order of Merit at the end of the season will join the 16 weekly winners in the Grand Final at Druids Glen in March.
The Order of Merit registration fee is €30 per person and those signing up will receive discounted competition entry fees on both courses.
Druids Glen Winter Alliance, sponsored by Titleist
Week 3, Druids Glen
- 1, David Smith (Blainroe, 3) 38pts;
- 2, Simon Murphy (Druids Glen, 8) 34 pts;
- 3, Rod Wood (Carrickmines, 10) 34pts.
- Gross – Marc Nolan (Dun Laoghaire) 34pts.
- 1, P Geraghty 45
- 2, M Nolan 44
- 3, C Marken 33
- 4, C Lally, R Wood 29 each;
- 6, B Byrne 27;
- 7, S Murphy 26;
- 8, D Smith, E Curran, J Young 25 each.
Next event: Monday, 13 November, Druids Heath. To book, call 01-281 2562 or book online at druidsglenresort.com.