We have a new champion !
Congratulations to Junior Boys’ Captain, Jamie Anderson who, this afternoon, won the Wicklow Cup beating his good friend, cousin and the defending champion, Dylan Holmes into second place.
Jamie played brilliantly yesterday to put himself in an excellent position after the opening two rounds of the competition, shooting 68 in round one and 69 in round two.
He went to bed on Monday night holding a four shot lead over Robert Burns from Portmarnock (who had shot a best round of the tournament 67 in his opening round), and a six shot lead over the defending champion, Dylan Holmes.
Round three on Monday morning proved difficult for Jamie, particularly the front nine, and his had lead disappeared after a disappointing 81.
As the final group teed off for round four, Dylan had moved into a one shot lead over Neil Patterson (Baltinglass) with Jamie and Robert Burns each a further four shots back. It looked like Jamie’s chance to lift the title might have gone but, ever the fighter, Jamie put round three to the back of his mind and shot a brilliant 69 to close out the championship two shots ahead of Dylan and three ahead of both Robert Burns and Neil Patterson.
Other Greystones prize winners were, William O’Riordan (best gross rounds 3&4), Ruadhán Murray (best nett round 2), Marc Lawless (best nett round 3) and Toby Murphy (best gross round 4).
This event couldn’t happen without the enormous effort by Tom Byrne in co-ordinating it. This year Tom was ably assisted by Carol Murphy, Alan Keane and Darragh Browne and of course by our OM, Liam Moulton.
Very special thanks are due to Wood Group Homes for their continued very generous sponsorship of this event and Jim Wood was on had this evening to present the trophy.
Next week will see the second running of the Wicklow Girls tournament, again generously sponsored by Wood Group Homes. The event runs on Thursday 24th August and is open to all levels of golfers with the Wicklow Girls competition proper, running alongside a Golf Ireland Development Academy event on the day.
Finally and once again, congratulations to the 2023 Wicklow Boys champion – Jamie Anderson.