2PRs Nearly There!

David Mullen maintained the excellent form he has shown throughout the winter to take the stableford event at Strabane Golf Club on Saturday last. He posted an excellent 15 hole total of 38 points to get home on the break of a tie from the ever-improving George McCay.  Damian Lynch, assisted in no small measure by holing his tee shot at the par three second, carded a fine 37 points to finish third.  Enda Kennedy, off a scratch handicap, returned a sub-par round of 34 points to claim the gross award.

Sunday’s Supervalu Springers League is entering its the final stages.  Long time leaders, “2PRs” (Eric Reid, Barry Reid, Johnny Potts, William Potts), strengthened their hold at the top of the table, their combined scores of 84 points in Week 8 taking them to a 386 point accumulated total and, more importantly, extended their lead over their nearest challengers, “The Lock Keepers” by a crucial couple of points.  It would appear that the league is at their mercy, and it will take either a disastrous last week performance or a superhuman effort by the second placed quartet to deny “2PRs” the title.  Should “The Lock Keepers” (Pat Patton, John Duffy, Matt Keyes, Martin Gormley), however, rediscover the form they showed a couple of weeks ago when they powered into contention on the back of a superb 96 point aggregate, then they may yet upset the odds.  Going into the final round, they trail the leaders by nine points. “Always Late” (Liam Curry, Mark Sharkey, Tommy Sharkey, Anthony Brennan) leapfrogged “The Gravy Boys” to move into third place but, while they could yet make it into second place, their chances of topping the table would appear to be remote.

This week’s Supervalu Sweep produced the following result:

1. Martin McCallion & John Hegarty             49 points

2. John Duffy and Martin Gormley                45 points

3. John Brolly and Niall Coulter                     45 points

Results from the latest JJ Monday Team event:

1. M. Forbes, Paddy McGarrigle, F. McNally, G. Quinn       102pts

2. D. Porter, J. Wasson, G. Turner, H. Casey                         97pts

3. Paul McGarrigle, C. Patton, T. McDermott, L. Doherty    94pts

Colm McGrath produced an excellent round of 38 points to win Week 7 of the Thursday Club but only by the minimum margin of a half-point from in-form Pascal McGillian.  Liam McCool took third place with a solid 36 points.

Saturday golfers should note that timesheets will recommence on Saturday March 20. The full programme for the official season will be available shortly.

Junior girls will have a four week coaching session with PGA professional Noel Callan beginning this Friday (March 12) at Hill Valley Golf Centre.  All girls are encouraged to attend and new members would be particularly welcome.  For further details contact Girls’ Junior Convenor Catherine Neeson on 07742443803.

The Strabane Golf Club website is updated on a regular basis and detailed information on upcoming events, news, results, entertainment etc is readily available at www.strabanegolfclub.co.uk.

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