Club News – 28th May 2012

Barry Patterson shines in the Bank of Ireland Open
Saturday’s singles event was the Bank of Ireland Open and was played in glorious summer conditions it was won in some style by Barry Patterson (10) with a brilliant 44 pts to win by four clear shots a modest outward nine of 19 pts looked like setting up another average round but an eye catching inward return of 25 pts 2 under gross laid the seeds for a great win from the runner up Liam Patton(16) who has found a new lease of life this season showing consistent impressive form, third place went to Sammy Devenney(19) with 39pts with George Hunter(24) fourth with 38 pts and Jim Arbuckle(18) fifth with 37pts.  The gross went to Stephen McCay(7) with 30 gross pts with the nines going to Maurice McGettigan and Paul McConway both with 21 pts respectively.

Monday Open
There was a good entry for last Monday’s Monday Open stableford with Fred McShane(15) again leading the pack with two wins in a week, this time with a solid 40pts to win by a point from Damian mcGranaghan (6) with 39 pts and Terence mcGranaghan (14) third with 38 pts the gross went to Enda Kennedy with 34 gross pts.

Subway Open
Last Thursday’s event was the Subway Open again played in scorching conditions, Jim Arbuckle(19) posted the winning score of 41 pts which was good enough on break of tie from Conal Cooke (3) on break of tie third went to visiting player John Spence(7) with 40pts with the gross going to Peter Doherty(5) with 34 pts.

Habinteg Team Scramble
Almost 50 teams entered Fridays Habinteg Ballyduff Team Scramble with a few of the late entries actually finishing in the dark!
The winners were Kevin Gallagher, Seamus Devenney, Nicky Wolfe and Brian Kelly.

Ladies Golf
There was a good entry for the ladies rearranged Well Being Clinic Open played on Tuesday last with Mandy Coyne (10) leading the way with a fantastic round of 4 over par which equated to an impressive 42 pts which saw Patricia Kelly relegated to the runners up spot with 40 pts.

There was a brilliant entry of some 34 pairs for Wednesdays Worester Cup, the winners on the night and leading qualifiers were Lady Captain, Noreen McNally and husband Oliver with 67 nett.

Inter Club Golf
Congratulations to our Junior Cup team who have qualified at Roe Park for the match play stages and now meet Portstewart in the first round proper.

Also well done to Joe Doherty’s Ulster Cup team who wrapped up their first round tie with Edenmore from Craigavon getting the necessary 1.5 pts they needed to progress and they now face the long trek to Island Magee, Co Down for the next round.

Dermott Corry’s Conway Cup team also progressed to the next round with an emphatic 14-2 win over Omagh G.C.

Our Lawson cup team have it all to do going down 12-4 at Dungannon in their first leg tie.

Tues 28 May: Eileen Devine Memorial Cup – Ladies
Wed 30 May: Wednesday Mixed
Thurs 31 May: Noraut Planner’s Cup Open
Fri 1 June: Leftie 16 Hole Competition
Sat 2 June: Gormley Opticians, Strabane – Medal
Mon 4 June: Quinns Bank Holiday Open
Tues 5 June: O2 Challenge – Ladies

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