Full ‘Marks’ for Portstewart’s Carrig Na Cule Cup

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The top two in the Carrig na cule were Marks, Cutler and Holmes, with Mark Cutler finishing on 43 points to get the silverware.

His four over par outward nine score gave up 21 points before the erstwhile caddy bettered that by coming home in three over par to add 22 more. The back nine contained a good birdie two at twelve which was backed up by a four at the long fourteenth giving Mark seven points for these two holes.

Two over par it was for Mark Holmes on the front nine which equates to 24 points. The sixteen handicapper bagged birdies at five and seven to help his cause, scoring five three pointers and one four in doing so. That scoring rate was not maintained coming back but still wasn’t too shaky either, birdies were harder to come by, a two at fifteen being the only one and Mark’s only blank of the day was picked up at seventeen. The foregoing gave up 18 points to the card and Mark ended second with 42 points.

Five handicapper Chris Lundy shot a 75 to claim the Best Gross prize for the day. He hit a bogey for at the par three third but slipped in a birdie for at the long seventh to be out in level par 36. A similar pattern on the inward nine, dropped shot at the first par three followed by a birdie four at thirteenth. A bit of pain came Chris’s way as he double bogeyed the fifteenth but he ran out with a back nine tally of 39 to complete his round in 75 shots.

The Low Section topper was Keith Browne who scored 41 points to seal this. Four pars to start his card set Keith up for 20 points out. The odd single point hole appeared during the inward nine but these were balanced up by a trio of birds. Both par fives were birdied and the fifteenth gave up a two.

Twenty-one back was the result of this for 41 total. The High Section was taken by Hughie Duffy on 39 points. Hughie played to his fifteen handicap for the opening nine and turned with 18 points scored. His birdie four at fourteen was the difference on the back nine as it boosted his score by four points to 21 back and 39 total.