John Greene won the gross but Ashbourne two-handicapper Peter Kane was the clear winner of the opening Hilary Golf Society outing of 2018 at Portmarnock Links.
On a testing but magnificent course his two-under 69 was six shots clear of Beech Park's John Keogh (5) with Castle's John Williams (2) third after a 76.
Former South of Ireland winner Greene, who was playing off plus one, shot a fine 74 to win the gross.
Kane was joined on the winning team by The Royal Dublin's Tony Judge and John Hutchinson and Athy's Kealan Bolger with a 66.
The next outing takes place on February 18th in Seapoint.