Patterson Triumphs in “Hugh Harley”

After posting a couple of significant scores towards the end of the winter season it was only a matter of time before Roy Patterson’s name appeared at the top of a leaderboard.  In the Hugh Harley Open at Strabane Golf Club on Saturday last Patterson had a 41 point return to fulfil all those expectations.  In a highly competitive event which attracted an entry of 200 players, he took the top award by a point from James Langan, with Gerry Casey a further point back in third place. Mark McColgan and Michael B Kennedy each carded 38 points to head Category One and Category Two respectively, while Terence McDermott’s 36 point return saw him through in Category Three.  Paddy Kennedy had a fine two over par 71 in conditions which were far from easy to lift the gross prize, with the nines going to Donal Cairns and Paddy O’Kane.

The Holy Cross College Tanzanian Teams event was played at the Ballycolman course on Sunday with 48 teams vying for the excellent prizes on offer.  The competition produced the following result:

1. Denis Porter, Kevin Keegan, Joe Doherty, George Turner                        96 points

2. Brian O’Kane, Bernie O’Kane, Ann Sharkey, Adeline Shiels                   93 points

3. Angela Houston, Laura McCay, Donna Doherty, Mary Duffy                 92 points

4. John Hegarty, John Tinney, Martin Elliott, Damien Carey                        91 points

The first of this season’s Monday Opens produced no surprises with David Mullen heading the table on 43 points.  David has been making rapid progress over the past few months and as he gains further experience he will undoubtedly figure prominently in future events. Runner-up was Stephen McCay whose three over par card of 39 points gave him a point to spare over third placed Kevin McGinley.  The gross award went to Enda Kennedy with a level par 69.    

Keith Patterson was the top scorer in this week’s Thursday Club, his 35 point return just edging out Bernard McShane who amassed 34 points, one better than Pat O’Neill who finished third.

Running parallel with the regular Thursday event was the mid-week open which saw Kieran O’Neill post a fine 43 points to finish a point ahead of second-placed Keith Patterson.  Third place went to Freddie Patterson, while Enda Kennedy again matched par to take the gross prize.

The Wednesday Mixed competition was played over a shortened course but still managed to attract a good entry of 28 pairs. It produced the following result:

1. Stuart McFeeters and Noreen McNally      25 points

2. Liam Patton and Lady Captain, Dympna Doherty            25 points

3. Frankie and Caroline Connolly                   25 points

There was excellent scoring in last week’s Lady Captain’s Charity.  Sandra O’Doherty and Monica McGettigan both carded 43 points, with the former declared the winner on countback. Donna Doherty was only a couple of points adrift in third place.

Mary Casey won the Easter Basket, her 36 points being one better than runner-up Annette Patton.

Finally, tickets for the annual Club Draw are now on sale at the club-house, with the usual array of superb prizes on offer. 

Fixtures:

Thursday April 22:      Thursday Open

Saturday April 24:      Cilento Designer Wear Open

Sunday April 25:         Team Event Qualifying

Monday A pril 26:      ILGU Minor Cup

Tuesday April 27:       Camus Cup (ladies)

Wednesday April 28:  Mixed Foursomes

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