Club Notes – 13th June 2017

KENNEDY WINS 11th STRABANE SCRATCH CUP
Enda Kennedy was Sundays winner in the Frylite Senior Scratch Cup after a dramatic three way play-off over three holes, he finished level on 148 with Strabane’s Patrick McGranaghan and Conal Cooke, all three players managed par 4’s at the first play-off hole but a brilliant chip at the 2nd from the Rosapenna representative saw him hole out for a birdie two to take the advantage from Cooke up the 18th hole the third in the playoff by a shot with young Patrick two in arrears having bogeyed the second hole. Enda had a chance to wrap it up on the green when he played in to 15 feet but missed the putt on the right leaving Conal a chance to convert from 8 feet uphill but the Strabane player left it agonisingly short to give Enda another Strabane Scratch Cup title, his first in recent years since he won the inaugural title in 1994 and his 22nd Scratch cup in total, 11 of these in this event.

Special mention to Patrick who only a year ago wasn’t even in single figures and here he was mixing it up with the best players about and what an account he gave of himself, at only 18 years old he has a great future in the game and came so close to winning the title.  Conal will look back at a short putt missed at his 35th hole running up an uncharacteristic double bogey six, which likely cost him the win. In total 70 players played in the 36 holes competition with visitors from far and wide, many thanks once again to the sponsor Mr Eamon McCay, Managing Director at Frylite Ireland for once again sponsoring the event.

Declan Devine Frozen Foods
Martin McGeehan (17) continued his run of good form in Saturday’s competition the Declan Devine’s Frozen Foods stableford with a good total of 41pts on a difficult day for golf, the runner up was Club Secretary Senan Roarty with 39pts with Ciaran Murphy in third with the same total, Eddie O’Kane (28) took fourth place with 38pts and Jimmy Patton (13) fifth also with 38pts. The gross prize winner was Conor Meehan (6) with 29 gross points, the nines went to Paul Bogle (10) and to Kevin Gallagher (16) who took the back nine.

Northern Confectionary
Andy Wolfe (12) was Thursday’s winner in the Northern Confectionery Stableford with an excellent 43pts, Dr Ciaran Kelly (12) was the unlucky runner up with 41pts ,an eye-catching level par front nine of 24pts slipped a little on the inward nine, third went to Eoin O’Neill (5) with 39pts, the gross went to Conal Cooke (3).

LADIES EILEEN DEVINE STROKE
Conditions were very tough for last Tuesday’s ladies competition the Eileen Devine Stroke, the winner with 71 nett was Geraldine Masterson (33), the category winners were Lorna Duffy with 76 nett and Rosemary Wilson with 72 nett.

Well done to the Mixed Foursomes team who have advanced to the next stage of the matchplay after defeating close neighbours Newtownstewart last Wednesday at Omagh golf club. The opening nine favoured the Baronscourt team with some excellent golf played in all of the ties, Strabane got their game together on the back nine to take the first three matches and were all square in the final two on the course when play was called in.

In other team news Terry Doherty’s O’Hare Cup team have it all to do in Friday’s return leg with Newtownstewart losing out 9.5-6.5 in Mondays home leg. Better news of Patrick McCrossan’s Roberts Cup team who won 10 of the 12 points on offer on the same night in their tie at Newtownstewart.

The draw will be made for Captain’s Day this weekend a reminder that only full member categories can win the Captains prize.

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Brian Miller and the shop lotto winner for the Adidas shoes was Tommy Forbes.

Fixtures:
Thursday 15th June – Oysters Restaurant stableford
Saturday 17th June – John Fahy & Co Stableford
Tuesday 20th June – Captains Prize to the Ladies
Wednesday 21st June – Captains Mixed
Thursday 22nd June – Captains Betterball

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