2PRs Claim Supervalu Springers Title

The Supervalu Springers League ended at Strabane Golf Club on Sunday last with outright victory going to the “2PRs” quartet of Eric Reid, Johnny Potts, Barry Reid and William Potts.  Going into the final round of matches the 2PRs, who had headed the league for several weeks, led by nine points, a lead that was comfortable but still left them vulnerable.  However, any doubts that they might have had proved to be unfounded.  A solid return of 78 points in the final week guaranteed them the league title by an impressive 13 point margin.  Runners-up, “The Lock-Keepers” (Pat Patton, John Duffy, Matt Keyes and Martin Gormley) had hoped to mount a last ditch challenge but a return of 74 points was never going to seriously threaten the champions. However, they can take much satisfaction from their overall performance over the past couple of months.  Third place went to “The Pros” (Keith Patterson, Noel Kelly, Jason Kelly and Declan Mullen) who leapfrogged a couple of teams by virtue of a strong final week showing which resulted in a return of 83 points.  “Always Late” (Liam Curry, Mark Sharkey, Tommy Sharkey and Anthony Brennan) posted 76 points on Sunday to take fourth place.

The top of the table reads:

1. 2PRs                        464 points

2. The Lock Keepers   451 points

3. The Pros                  448 points

4. Always late             447 points


The last of the Supervalu Sweeps produced the following result:

1. Raymond Allen and Sammy Devenney                 43 points

2. Brendan O’Neill and Seamus Walsh                      42 points

3. Foncie McNally and Frankie Houston                    41 points


Saturday’s singles stableford event saw victory go to Eamon Kennedy, his excellent 36 points over 15 holes giving him a one point advantage over second-placed Jude O’Neill. Also on the 35 point mark, and in third place, was Johnny McGonagle.  The consistent Denis Porter claimed yet another gross award this time with a fine 32 point effort.

Eugene Patton was in tremendous form in last week’s Thursday Club (Week Eight) as he posted a winning 38 points.  Only half a point back, though, was runner-up Ronnie Wiley who himself just held off the challenge of Pascal McGillian on the break of a tie.

The JJ Teams competitions will run until the end of March.  Last week’s event produced the following winners:

1. K. Gallagher, L. Doherty, M. McColgan, C. McGrath      102 points

2. F. McNally, P. McGarrigle, M. Forbes, G. Quinn              96 points

3. D. Taylor, F. McCay, B. McDonald, J. Malcolm               96 points

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