Club Notes – 31st July 2012

BIG ENTRY AT STRABANE FOR HOSPICE CLASSIC

There was a seasons best entry for the Foyle Hospice Team Classic on Sunday last at Strabane with 48 teams taking out cards which was a wonderful entry despite the continuing inclement weather conditions that prevailed.  The winning quartet were Pat Patton, Hugo McCusker, John Duffy and Eugene Patton who finished strongly to amass the winning total of 106 pts to add to this teams recent run of success in team classics, the runners up only beaten on break of tie were Kevin McGinley, Shane McLaughlin, Martin Patton and Brian Cairns, with Tommy Sharkey, Seamus Friel, Mark Donaghey and Foncie McNally, in third back on 103 pts. Mark Corry, Francis McGranaghan, Martin Corry and Kevin Connolly took fourth position with 102 pts, the leading all ladies team on the day were the foursome of Helen McGaughey, Heather Mitchell, Mary Casey and Geraldine McCrory who returned a very creditable total of 100 pts.  Please note the presentation for this event and the raffle will take place on Saturday 11th August at 10.00pm.

Donegal Sports Open Medal
The July Monthly Medal sponsored by Donegal Sports from Letterkenny was Saturday’s big competition and attracted a sizeable entry with 150 players going to post, the winner was a relative newcomer to the game John Gallagher (23) who has been showing great potential off late, and his early morning return of nett 66 was equalled but not beaten for the remainder of the day.  John eventually won on break of tie from the runner up Jim Potts (20) with John Langan (13) in third place also with the same total fourth place went to Gerard Stewart (21) with Nett 67 and Ronan Foley (8) back in fifth spot with nett 68, the gross prize went to Enda Kennedy (+1) with a one under par round of gross 68, the nines went to John Hegarty (20) with nett 30 for the first nine and to Damien McCrossan (19) who had nett 30.5 for the second nine, the presentation for this event is on Friday night 3rd August at 9.00pm.

Mitchell Meats Open
The Mitchell Meats Open was played on Thursday last and had also a very decent mid-week entry, John Maxwell (11) has been very much a man in form lately and he posted a winning total of 42 pts thanks mainly to a blistering level par back nine, his strong second nine showing being good enough to see off the challenge of the runner up Patrick McCrossan (10) on count-back, third place went to visiting player N. Kenny with 40 pts with Enda Kennedy starting off a great week for himself again taking the gross with a brilliant 4 under par round which included an eagle 3 at the par 5 -10th hole.

Monday Open
Conal Cooke (3) was the man in form in the latest of the Monday Opens firing an excellent 2 under par round which converted to a winning 41 pts Connor Sharkey (7) was the runner up with 39 pts with Darrell Meadows continuing to impress taking third spot with 38 pts, Paul o’Reilly took the gross on this occasion with 28 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
Last Tuesday’s Ladies event was the Lady Members Cup and was won by the ever consistent Jennifer Rouse (19) with nett 72, Category one went to Heather Mitchell with nett 74 and Category 2 was claimed by Geraldine McCrory with nett 75 on break of tie.

There were 16 pairs for Wednesday nights mixed foursomes which went to Shauna Stewart and Damian McGranaghan with 35 pts over 15 holes, Annette Patton and Gerard Stewart were the runners up one point back on 34 pts.

Juniors News
The Junior Boys U16 Donegal League team have advance to the next stage defeating Rossapenna Boys by 6 matches to nil overall in the home and away tie last week.

Recent Junior boys results:
11th July – Winner Rory Kelly, Cat 1 Connor McCool, Cat 2 Patrick McGranaghan.
18thJuly – Winner Rory Kelly, Cat 1 Brendan McCrory, Cat 3 Shane Kelly.
25th July – Winner Kevin Gallagher, Cat 1 Rory Kelly, Cat 2 Conor Meehan Cat 3 Paul Doherty

Junior Girls Results:
Presidents Prize to the Junior Girls – Category 1 winner Abbey Maxwell and Cat 2 winner Zara McLaughlin
20th July Competition – Cat 1 Rachel McNally Cat 2/3 Emer Houston.
Junior girls practice continues each week at the normal times.

Inter Club Competitions
Our Lawson Cup team were in action this week at Omagh golf club going down by 12 pts to 4 and will have it all to do in next week’s home leg.

Many Congratulation are extended to Enda Kennedy who on Sunday last won his 22nd Senior Scratch Cup winning the City of Derry event, despite carrying a long term injury Enda continues to show the younger golfing fraternity how its done, Enda had earlier in the season claimed the Frylite Senior Scratch Cup at Strabane.

Finally this week our President Paddy O’Kane wishes to thank all who played in his very successful Presidents day last week also many thanks to everyone for their gifts and good wishes on his big day.

Fixtures
Thur 2nd Aug – Forbes Plumbing Supplies Open
Fri 3rd Aug – Coronation Cup Betterball
Sat 4th Aug – Strabane Training Services Open
Sun 5th Aug – Strabane Playclub Team Classic
Mon 6th Aug – Monday Open

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