Club Notes – 4th April 2011

FRANKIE HOUSTON WINS DONEGAL SPORTS OPEN

There was a huge entry of 198 players and an  extremely close finish to Saturdays  Competition the Donegal Sports Open Stableford with no fewer than four players returning scores of 41 pts in what proved to be very testing conditions in the strong breeze that prevailed.

Thanks to a sizzling back nine of one over par the winner was declared as Competition secretary Frankie Houston (12) who’s score was improved greatly thanks to  birdies at the 10th and 18th holes respectively.

The runner up was the very consistent Michael Neeson (11) with Michael G. Kennedy (24) third and new member Robert Bell (15) in fourth place.

The final nett prize went to Andrew Connolly jnr.(15) who was one shot back with 40 pts. The gross prize went to Enda Kennedy (scr) with another brilliant round of 2 under par giving him 38 gross pts.  The nines prizes went to John Hegarty (19) with 24 pts for the front nine and to Senan Roarty (11) who was level par for the back nine giving him 23 pts.

The presentation for this event is This Friday night 8th April at 10.00pm when the Prize giving for the John Kelly and B.McNamee competitions will  also take place, all prize winners are asked to be in attendance.

The latest Thursday club winner was  Michael Baldrick (18) with 39 pts over 16 holes with Eamon Kennedy the runner up with 37 pts and Franke Gallagher third with 36.5 pts Nett Garvin Godfrey won the visitors prize with 37 pts. The last four weeks of the Thursday club before the final day to Rossapenna G.C. will be 18 holes qualifying with all members welcome to play.

Ladies golf this week was dominated by Lauren Patton (18) who romped home in the first 18 holes Ladies event the Macmillan Cancer Relief competition winning by no less than seven shots from her nearest Challenger, with a mammoth total of 47 pts, Category one winner was Past Lady Captain Dympna Doherty (17) with 39 pts with Anne Duffy(26) taking category two for the second consecutive week with 40 pts.

In Inter club events The Junior Fred Daly team under the stewardship of Stephen McCay finished off their first round tie with Royal Belfast in some style on Sunday last, having built up an impressive lead from the home leg they went on to dominate the away fixture also, winning the tie by four matches to three, victory in the first match from Ryan McGowan 6/5 secured the tie and further wins from Kevin Gallagher , Caolan Crawford and Ryan McColgan give the lads a resounding 10.5—3.5 overall win and a place in the next round against either Fintona or Castlehume.

The draw took place recently for all the Tyrone and Fermanagh Inter club events with the following outcome.  Roberts Cup Strabane v’s Omagh, Phair Cup Strabane v’s Omagh, Lawson Cup Strabane v’s Aughnacloy (preliminary round)- Conway Cup Strabane V Dungannon (Prelimenary round) and the O’Hare Cup Strabane v’s Newtownstewart.

This weeks fixture list includes Saturdays Harkins Fireplaces Open Medal with an 18 holes opening Mixed foursomes competition on Sunday, The Monday opens continue on Monday 11th April with the Mixed foursomes returning to its popular Wednesday night slot from next Wednesday 13thApril.

One Response to “Club Notes – 4th April 2011”

  1. Pat Sharkey says:

    Well done Frankie H !( There’s life in the oul boy yet!) and to all the other winners. Great to see the website up to date, keeps this lad in the desert happy !lol.
    All the very best to you all in the new season.

    Best Regards
    Pat S.

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