Club Notes – 6th May 2014

QUICKFIRE DOUBLE FOR CURRY

D.Curry was the man in form this week at Strabane notching up a notable double success in taking both the Bank of Ireland Open and Saturdays McGillion Motors Open Stableford.

Thursday’s competition was the first Thursday Open of the season and despite the early morning unfavourable conditions attracted a decent entry. Curry playing off (19) got to the turn with 19pts but upped his game on the inward nine to add a further 21pts to win on break of tie from Eddie Patton(10) with Lyndsey Boyd (22) third with 38pts.The gross went to Fred McGavigan (4) with a three over par gross round of 33pts.

Saturdays Event kindly sponsored by P.G.Mc Gillion Motors Sion Mills attracted a season’s best entry to date with 193 cards being taken out. Curry was again the dominant force again in tough windy conditions his early morning return of 41pts wasn’t bettered for the remainder of the day again mastering the back nine particularly well with a fine 22pts to add to his total of 19pts on the outward nine. The runner up on Saturday was Aidan Corry (12) one shot back on 40pts with Paddy o’Kane (8) third with 39pts having played in the worst of the day’s weather in the late afternoon, Joe Kennedy(25) has been making steady progress at the game and he took fourth place also with 39pts just ahead of Paul McNally (13) also with 39pts.Conal Cooke(2) claimed the gross prize with a one over round of 35pts.Dr John Etherson took the first nine with 22pts and will regret blank holes at the 15th and the 18th when he looked poised to set a fine winning total, the second nine went to Paul Bogle (12) with 21pts .

The presentations for this and the Bank of Ireland events are on Friday 9th May at 8pm Sharp, all winners are asked to be in attendance.

Mondays Topaz Bank Holiday Open attracted a smaller entry than expected mainly due to the poor weather conditions only 46 cards on the day. The rain and strong gales were reflected in the modest scoring with Paul McNally (12) returning the best of the day with 34pts,Donal Cairns (19) was the runner up also with 34pts with young Connor McCool (9) finishing third with 32pts, the gross went to another of our junior members Kevin Gallagher (6) with 26 gross pts.

Last Wednesdays mixed Greensomes went to Annette Patton and Denis Porter with 34pts one better than runners up Rachael and Sammy Devenney with Noreen McNally and Robert Bell in third with 31pts.

Derg Commercial Ladies Open
The Ladies branch had their first open competition of the season on Tuesday past which was sponsored by Derg Commercial, Castlederg.
61players participated and there was some excellent returns, the best of which was recorded by Mary McGuigan (33) with a fine 40pts, Olive Reid (27) was the runner up with 39pts with Heather Mitchell (23) third with the same total, the gross went to Mandy Coyne (10) with 25 gross points and the categories going to Dympna Doherty 35pts in category one, Anne Sharkey (19) 39pts in category two and to Orla Quinn (36) with 38pts in category three. Evelyn Hall was the winner of the front nine with 22pts, while Catherine Neeson won the back nine with 21pts. The best visitor on the day was Rosie Agnew with 35pts.

Club representative Golf
Congratulations to team Captain Aidan Boyle and his Jimmy Bruen squad who qualified for the match-play stages of that event on Sunday finishing third at Castlehume Golf Club.

Also well done to Mark Sharkey and his Ulster Fourball team who duly wrapped up their first round tie with Silverwood Golf club in convincing fashion.

Scratch Cup 2014
The Strabane Scratch Cup kindly sponsored again by Frylite Ltd. Takes place this Sunday with 72 entrants, the full draw is available at the club.

There will be music later after the presentation with the brilliant Brian Lindsay at 7.30pm

Seven are left in the Last Man Standing fundraiser all still in the hunt for the £1000 prize, this is the last week of the competition with all the matches down for decision at 3.00pm on Sunday, good luck to all who are left in!

Fixtures
Thursday 8th May – Foothill’s Restaurant Open
Saturday 10th May – Sports Centre Open
Sunday 11th May – Frylite Ltd Senior Scratch Cup
Monday 12th May – Monday Open
Tuesday 13th May – Ladies Georgina Gregg Cup.

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