Club Notes – 11th August 2015

TRIPLE CROWN FOR SHANE
Shane McLaughlin (9) again topped the leader board on Saturday in the Pat O’Neill Building Services Open, his third big win of the season adding to his victories in the Murphy’s on the Green Open and the McHugh’s Oil Open.
Shane was one of four players who recorded 39 pts on the day a score that looked beyond him with two blank holes recorded on the front nine at the 5th and the 9th holes, but a fine level par second nine including birdies at the 10th & 18th holes saw him secure his triple crown of wins this season thus far. The runner up in the multiple break of tie was Fred McGavigan (5) who again has been having a remarkable season a bogey five at his least favourite hole at present the par 4- 17th maybe costing him the win. Michael Neeson (11) is another player who has found some fine form and he duly took third place in this one, fourth was John Maxwell (12) he had raced to the turn with 22pts but a poor finish saw him fourth of the quartet of 39pts. John Wylie (10) took fifth place with 38pts with the very much in form Jimmy Callan taking the over 60’s prize with 38pts, the nines prizes went to Franke Gallagher (9) with 22pts for the outward nine and to Paul O’Hare(12) with the same total on the inward nine.

Last Thursday’s event was won by relative newcomer Eoghan Farrell (21) who picked up his second recent win with a fine total of 42 pts to win by a two from the runner up Eddie Patton (10) with 40 pts, Shay Callaghan (7) took third also with 40 pts with the gross going to Fred McGavigan (5) with an excellent two over par round that converted to 39pts.

Commiserations to Garvin Godfrey and his JB.Carr team who lost out in the semi-final to close neighbours Ballybofey & Stranorlar in the Ulster final played on Monday past, trailing 4-1 from the first leg the home side never really looked like reversing the scoreline and our Donegal neighbours ran out fairly comfortable winners in the end.

Better news on the Tyrone and Fermanagh Lawson Cup front where Sean MacIntyre’s team did more than reverse their first leg score line winning 14pts-2pts at home to qualify for this year’s final on a margin of 18-16 overall.

Entries are being taken for the Frylite Senior Scratch Cup which takes place on Sunday 23rd August.
Tickets for Bagatelle’s final year tour on Sunday 30thAugust, remain on sale at the club priced at £14.
There is a golf sweep for the final major of the season the USPGA available at the bar priced at £10 and last man standing is set to get underway on Sat 12th September.

Fixtures
Thursday 13th August – Farmers Home Open
Saturday 15th August – Strabane Training Services Open
Monday 17th August – Monday Open
Tuesday 18th August –  Claire’s Hair Salon Ladies Open

 

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