Cairns takes Medal in Style

The May Monthly Medal at Strabane Golf Club was won in some style by Donal Cairns on Saturday last.  On a day when no fewer than twenty players managed to crack the par of the course, Cairns carded a superb nett 62 to ease home by a shot from the ever-reliable Danny Duffy.  Gerry Casey was a further shot back in third place.  Paddy O’Kane secured the Category One prize with a 66 nett, John J. Duffy topped Category Two with a 65 nett, with Chris Timoney heading Category Three with another nett 66. William Potts and John Doherty had the best first and second nine respectively.

Good scoring was also the order of the day in Thursday’s Open with Ronnie Wiley and Pearse McLaughlin leading the way, each having excellent returns of 41 points.  On countback, Wiley was declared the winner, McLaughlin second and Brian Haughey third with the best of several scores of 40 points.  Enda Kennedy topped the gross category with a level par round of 69.

Sunday’s team event was in aid of the Special Olympics and, as always, was a highly competitive affair with only a couple of points separating the first three groups home.  The winning combination of Damian Carey, Eamon McCay, Liam McGinley and Brian O’Kane produced a round of 92 points to win by one from second-placed Garrick Woods, John Tinney, Sean McCrossan and Paul McGarrigle. On 90 points, and in third place, were Jason Kelly, Noel Kelly, David Mullen and Ryan Kelly with the ladies’ prize being picked up by Mary McCrory, Annette Patton, Bernie O’Kane and Adeline Shiels who returned a creditable 85 points.

This week’s mixed event on Wednesday last went to Nigel and Angela Houston.  They combined to post a winning 29 points, one better than runners-up Damian Carey and Theresa Casey.  Liam Curry and Alison Curry also returned 28 points to finish third.

The ladies’ Camus Cup was won by Alison Curry with a fine round of 71 nett.  Shauna Patton was best in the 0-24 category with a nett 72, while Donna Doherty’s nett 71 earned her the category 25-36 award.

Fixtures:

Thursday May 6          Thursday Open

Saturday May 8          Medicare Strabane Open

Sunday May 9             Frylite Scratch Cup

Monday May 10         Monday Open

Tuesday May 11         Georgina Gregg (ladies)

Wednesday May 12    Mixed

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