There’s no better time to end a drought than on the biggest weekend of the season.
That’s what happened for the Lost Boys’ Vice-Captain David ‘Stereo’ Sterritt, who won his first event in four years at the Captain’s Weekend after a record-breaking second round.
Garreth Sloan host his big weekend at the well-renowned Portmarnock links course, north of Dublin. A total of 16 golfers made the trip south for a two day golfing spree and it was with great pleasue that Garreth was able to hand over the Captain’s Weekend champion’s award to his right hand man.
Day one was a display of some great and some not so great golf, with runaway league leader Aaron Cobb taking the half-way lead with a splendid 42 points.
That was just rewards for his commitment to golf in recent months, which has seen him improve beyond belief.
Hats off also to Stuart McCartney who won the Par Three Saturday competition, finishing an impressive one under for the day.
On the Instyle Carpets Match Play front, Craig Anderson continued his title assault with a seven and five demolition of Keith Maguire whilst Cobb defeated reigning double champion Al Day five and three to advance to the semis against 2014 captain Andy Marks.
A well earned rest took in the sights of Malahide before the major action kicked off early on Sunday morning.
McCartney was at it again, making best use of his fine tee shots to snap up the Closest to Pin and Longest Drive, returning home content with his return having also finished in fourth place overall.
Overnight leader Aaron Cobb carded a solid 36 points whilst Shandon Park winner Dave Humphries romped home with 37 to take home second place.
The party belonged to Sterritt, however and the club sent congratulations to their incoming Captain for next year.
A very solid 32 points on Saturday was seen as a solid score for the popular Leeds United fan. Not even Stereo could have predicted what he produced on Sunday though. Everything he hit seemed to to turn to Speith material, romping home with a huge 46 points total, with it a new Lost Boys record stableford score.
To say there was delight in his face was an understatemen,. This was his first Lost Boys win in four years of asking.
Captain Garreth Sloan congratulated everyone who had participated throughout the weekend and praised the dedication of all Lost Boys members in making the society what it is today.
Members would like to publicly thank Garreth for his sterling efforts in the organisation of the whole weekend, with the Lost Boys looking forward to their 2016 Cpatain’s weekend to Marbella.
Onwards and upwards as the Lost Boys head to Portadown this Sunday in their penultimate round before finishing in October at Templepatrick.
The outright winner in the July competition at Spa was Paul English, who carded a steady 40 points, pipping David Niblock by a point.