McFeeters Impresses in Saturday Singles

Stuart McFeeters amassed an impressive 37 point tally to win the weekend singles event at Strabane Golf Club by a point from runner-up Declan Doherty.  Hugo McCusker carded a typically solid 35 points to take third place with the gross prize going to the ever-consistent Keith Patterson.

In Sunday’s Sperrin Springs Winter Cup, Section A leaders Keith Patterson and Noel Kelly crashed to defeat against the new front-runners in the division, Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty. Michael and Aidan Baldrick seem to have lost their momentum a bit over the past couple of weeks.  They lost again on Sunday last and spurned the opportunity to re-establish themselves at the head of affairs.  A significant move came from Ciaran Duffy and Andy Connolly who have come through the pack to mount a serious challenge.  The top fixture in this section next week sees McGavigan and Doherty take on the Baldrick brothers.

The top of Section A reads thus:

1. Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty      15.5 points

2. Keith Patterson and Noel Kelly                     14.5 points

3. Michael and Aidan Baldrick                           14.0 points

3. Ciaran Duffy and Andy Connolly Jun.       14.0 points

The top of Section B is even more congested with a half-point separating the leading three contenders. Jim Potts and Declan Doherty have been joined at the top by Cathal McLaughlin and Noel O’Kane. Last week’s leaders, Dermot Corry and Sean MacIntyre slipped back into third place though are far from out of it at this stage.  Indeed, with the two leaders drawn to play each other this coming Sunday, the appearance of head of the table could change dramatically.

Current standings in Section B are:

1. Jim Potts and Declan Doherty                       15.5 points

1. Cathal McLaughlin and Noel O’Kane           15.5 points

3. Dermot Corry and Sean MacIntyre             15.0 points

In the John J. Duffy Junior Winter Cup, Brendan McCrory and Ciaran Roarty have won through to the final where they will meet Eoin O’Neill and Shay Callaghan, with the decider scheduled for Sunday next.

Positions in the ongoing Junior League are as follows:

Section A

1. Ryan McGowan and Adam Cole                  13 points

2. Jordan Arthur and Colin Campbell                11.5 points

Section B

1. Ronan McHugh, Conor Byrne, Conor Bratton                      34 points

2. Brandon O’Neill, Michael P Doherty, Conor Taylor           28 points

Despite the storms which rampaged across the course in mid-week, the intrepid Thursday Club stalwarts managed to complete Week Six of the series.  Kevin Keegan’s 30 points was the best of the day, just edging out Jason Kelly and Jimmy Henderson who each carded 29 points and finished second and third respectively.

The latest round of JJ’s Monday team event produced the following result:

1. Oliver McNally, Michael Doyle, Tommy Forbes, Dermot Cairns        103 points

2. Keith Patterson, Noel Kelly, David Mullan, Billy Doherty                     97.5 points

3, Niall Coulter, Michael Baldrick, John Brolly                                               92 points

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