Golf Notes – 26th September 2011

Strabane Golf Club Report – W/E 25th September 2011

“Golfer of the Year Title Shared”

For the first time ever, Strabane has joint Golfer of the Year winners.  Nicky Patton and Micky Neeson emerged on top with 94 points each for the 2011 season, edging out long-time leader, Darren Crawford, who finished 3rd on 90pts. At the half-way stage of the year it was Patton who led among the three eventual leaders but with one month to go things had changed and he trailed both Crawford and Neeson who sat on 88pts and 80pts respectively. But it was Patton who put in the strong finish, accumulating 27 points in the last four weeks to catch up with Neeson, who must have thought he had done enough when he secured 12 points on the last day. Congratulations to both winners on their consistent performance throughout 2011.

McHugh’s Oil Open

That man Enda Kennedy was there again with an excellent 3 under round 66 to win the Club Championship by 6 shots from Sean Forbes on 72. Ben Corry took 3rd on 74.  Garvin Godfrey continued a run of good form with an impressive 62 to take the first net prize. Seamus Friel took 2nd and Noel McConnell 3rd both with 66pts.
Other results: 4th, Kieran O’Neill; 5th, Darrell Meadows; 2nd Gross, Sean Forbes; 3rd Gross, Ben Corry;  Nines, Declan McDonnell and Matt Keyes.

Riversdale Otters Team Competition
Fourteen teams participated Sunday’s Riversdale Otters Team competition which was won by Freddie Wilson, Frank McBrearty, Eddie McHugh and Martin Roarty on 53.9. Peter Doherty, Billy Doherty, Barry Patterson and Mark Sharkey took 2nd with a score of 55. Other results: 3rd – Paul McGarrigle, Sean McCrossan, Garrick Wood and John Tinney; 4th – Mark Donaghy, Hugh Casey, Gary Duffy and Cyril Downey

LADIES AND MIXED
Dailymail Ladies 4 Ball Betterball
Catherine Neeson and Imelda Doherty acquired 31pts to win the Dailymail Ladies 4 Ball Betterball last Tuesday, with Jennifer Rouse and Caroline Connolly taking 2nd on 30pts.

Caroline and Frankie Connolly continued to dominate the mixed golf, winning again on Wednesday from Brian and Bernie O’Kane on a break of tie. Thirteen pairs played.

Team News
Darren Crawford’s Donegal Senior League team lost out in Sunday’s second leg match against Ballybofey. Taking a narrow 4-3 advantage from the first leg, Strabane lost their first five matches away.
The Under 16 Donegal League team take a 2-1 lead into their next game following yesterday’s home tie match with North West.  Shay Callaghan and Kieran Neeson won their match 1 up, whilst Eoin O’Neill and Caolan Crawford won by 6&5. Kevin Gallagher and Jordan Arthur lost 2 down.

Upcoming Events
The Thursday Club commences this week.
The Captain’s Outing to Ballybofey is on this Saturday with the presentation of prizes back at Strabane Golf Club.  Entertainment by “Friends”.  Members are also reminded that the entry sheet for this year’s Winter Cup has now been posted on the notice board.

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