Weather Disrupts Schedule

The recent heavy rains put paid to Saturday’s main event at Strabane Golf Club. By Sunday, the course had made a remarkable recovery to such an extent that the finalists in the club matchplay events were able to contest their matches in almost ideal conditions. Results of the finals were as follows:

The Jones Cup: Stephen McCay beat Conal Cooke 6&5

The Gallagher Cup: Jason Kelly beat Gary King 5&4

The Lawson Cup: Tommy Sharkey beat John Hegarty 3&1

Most of the scheduled events earlier in the week were able to proceed, though not without some disruption.  Only a handful of entrants for the Monday Open were able to complete their rounds, the best of these being Vincent Bradley who posted a creditable 39 points to get home by three from runner-up Keith Patterson.

The ladies’ “Bertie Colhoun Cup” was able to proceed unhindered on Tuesday, with Mandy Coyne making the most of the improved conditions to card a winning 30 points.  Monica McGettigan and Margaret Bonner each returned 29 points to top Category 0-24 and Category 25-36 respectively.

Wednesday’s mixed event saw Stuart McFeeters and Noreen McNally take the honours with 24 points, though they were pressured all the way by Pat and Maeve Corry who carded a similar score only to be eased into second place on count-back.  Just a point adrift of the leading pair were third placed Eamon McCay and Adeline Shiels.

Aidan Corry has been in outstanding form since returning to the game this season and he again took the spoils in Thursday’s Club Stableford, posting a fine 39 points to just edge out John Hegarty who matched the winner’s tally. Keith Patterson was again in the shake-up, this time taking third place with another solid one over par round of 38 points. Enda Kennedy shot a typically flawless two-under par 67 to assure himself of the gross award.

There were joint winners in this week’s bridge competition. They were Mary Gallagher/Claire McGrath and Martin O’Neill/Alice O’Neill.

Fixtures:

Thursday September 23 Club Stableford

Saturday September 25 Club Championship

Sunday September 26 Final Mixed

Monday September 27 Final Monday Open

Tuesday September 28 Closing Day Scramble

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