Wylie clinches Final Qualifier

John Wylie was the clear winner of the final qualifier of the season at Strabane Golf Club.  Playing in the Saturday Singles, Wylie posted a superb 43 points to win by four from runner-up Fred McGavigan, who had the best of several scores of 39 points. On the same mark were third-placed Sean Sweeney and Jim Harley who finished fourth.   The gross category was won by Ben Corry with 34 points, while Chris Timoney and Roy Patterson took the nines.

In Week 4 of the Thursday Club, Enda McDonnell carded 39 points to take the top award.  Paul McGarrigle had a similar return to finish as runner-up while Noel Kelly was just a point back in third place.

Monday’s JJ Team event produced the following result:

1. J. Callan, H. McGarrigle, J. Coyle, P. McGillian              104 points

2. N. Coulter, J. Brolly, M. Baldrick                                         100.5 points

3. D. Porter, G. Turner, J. Wasson, H. Casey                        100 points

Section A of the Sperrin Springs Winter Cup is led by the only pairing yet to drop a point in the league.  Michael and Aidan Baldrick’s unblemished record extended to three matches on Sunday last and consequently they lead the section with 12 points.  Just a point back, though, is the experienced duo of Keith Patterson and Noel Kelly who themselves remain unbeaten.  The leading two pairings have already drawn away from the rest of the field, with the nearest challengers on 8 points. They are Noel McConnell and Roy Patterson, Stephen and George McCay, Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty.  This coming Sunday could be highly significant with the top two matched up against each other and no doubt those in the chasing pack will be hoping that the leaders both drop points.

Things are a lot tighter in Section B with a couple of points covering the top half-dozen teams.  Leading the way at the moments, with 10.5 points, are Dermot Corry and Sean MacIntyre.  Liam Doherty and Ryan Patton are just a half-point back in second place, with Paul and Pat Cooke on 9.5 points in third place.  As in Section A, the top two contenders face one another on Sunday, a contest that will impact considerably on the top of the league table.

Latest results from the Bridge Club:

Winners: Mary Gallagher and Claire McGrath

Second: Garvan Godfrey and Frankie Houston

Finally, the annual Club Dinner has been re-scheduled for Saturday December 4.

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