KERRY'S wait for a second Gents Inter County title in Pitch & Putt continues after they had to make do with a fifth place finish overall in last Sunday's National Inter County Championships in St Patricks, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Kerry were always going to finish it tough after a poor start to the Foursomes, the combinations of Damien Fleming and Jason O'Regan along with that of Declan McCarron and Jamie Blake brought in level par between them after the first 18 holes with National Strokeplay Champion Jonathon Goodall and John McGrath bringing in Kerry's best score of four under par.
Kerry could only managed 10 under in the Singles, two five under par rounds from Jonathon Goodall and Declan McCarron the highlights as Jamie Blake finished on one under, John McGrath level and Damien Fleming and Jason O'Regan one over par each to give Kerry a final total of 418, well behind Wexford's total of 404 with Cork on 405 and Dublin finishing up in third on 412. Limerick finished ahead of Kerry in the overall table in fourth on 417. The Model County's victory denied Cork a historic tenth successive victory in the competition.
We are very much entering the latter part of the year now at county level with the National Scramble qualifiers and the County Scramble itself on Sunday, October 7 in the Gleneagle the only competitions left to be played this year.