On Sunday 16th May, Clongowes Wood Golf Course was a hub of activity as the 2021 Clongowes Golf Open Championship was played. We had an impressive 97 entries, and despite some inclement weather in the second half of the afternoon; it was a fantastic afternoon on the busy fairways.
The competition was for Handicap and Novice golfers, with prizes for the overall best in school as well as section prizes for the three lines.
Congratulations to Marcus Sullivan in Rudiments who won the handicap championship with a superb level par gross round! A remarkable card included two birdies.
There was also some superb golf in the novice section for golfers without club handicaps. Congratulations to Oliver O’Callaghan in Grammar who shot a fine seven over par round to take the school prize in this category.
This was the highlight of the golfing year, which unlike other sports was able to see a lot of action despite the pandemic with a record number of boys receiving lessons and getting out onto the course!
The full list of prize winners:
Sunday 16th May 2021
Clongowes Open Golf Championship
Overall Champion: Marcus Sullivan (Rudiments) 34 Gross
1st. Antonio Munoz (Rudiments) 30 Nett c/b
2nd Luke O’Leary (Rudiments) 30 Nett
3rd Max Doyle (Rudiments) 33 Nett
1st Hugo Johnstone (Grammar) 29 Nett c/b
2nd Matt O’Leary (Grammar) 29 Nett
3rd Joseph Moynihan (Syntax) 32 Nett
1st Harry MacGoey (Poetry) 32 Nett
2nd Brian Gaffney (Poetry) 33 Nett
3rd James Ruddy (Poetry) 35 Nett
Overall Champion: Oliver O’Callaghan (Grammar) 41 Gross c/b
1st Peter Gibbons (Elements) 54 Gross
2nd Noah Dunne (Elements) 55 Gross
3rd James Maguire (Elements) 59 Gross
1st Ted O’Leary (Grammar) 42 Gross c/b
2nd Hugo O’Leary (Grammar) 42 Gross
3rd Tiernan Crowe (Grammar) 44 Gross
1st Harry McGrath (Rhetoric) 41 Gross
2nd Daniel Stokes (Rhetoric) 44 Gross c/b
3rd Harry Nash (Poetry) 44 Gross