Bernie Claims Strabane’s Lady Captain’s Prize

Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000
Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

STRABANE’S popular Lady Captain, Noreen McNally, enjoyed an excellent turnout for his big day on Saturday last.

And with the rain staying away, the large entry enjoyed a fine day for golf with the winner emerging from the first three-ball on the day.

Bernie O’Kane (18) posted a 69 nett score which was not bettered for the remainder of the day.

In fact, this was Bernie’s second Lady Captain’s Prize in recent years having captured the Centenary Year’s award in 2009.

The runner-up was Jennifer Rouse (19) who finished just one shot adrift with Shauna Stewart (13) in third, a further stroke behind on 71.

Mandy Coyne (9) took the gross prize with 81 with Margaret Bonner (28) taking fifth place with a 73. The category winners were Lauren Patton, Heather Mitchell and Mary McGuigan with the ‘nines’ claimed by Caroline Connolly and Olive Turner.

The leading gent was Club Captain, Sean MacIntyre, with 37 points with Eric Reid taking the gents’ 13 holes evening competition with Joe Elliot in second place.

Other Lady Captain’s Day winners were - Imelda Doherty (Grannies’ Prize), Mary Gallagher (Senior Ladies), Mary Casey (Committee Prize), Loretta Coyne (Senior Ladies), Carmel McElwee (Ladies Novice winner), Caroline Connolly (longest drive), Bernie O’Kane (nearest the pin) and Orla Quinn (Lady Novice putting competition).

Faughan Valley Ladies

Results from the recent Faughan Valley Lady Captain’s Day - 1, Ann McGoldrick (28) 37 points; 2, Celine McIvor (36( 35; 3, Nadine Lynch (28) 33; front nine, Marlene Montgomery (24) 14; back nine, Elizabeth Mullan (27) 19; non qualifer, Ann Montgomery (29) 30; visiting Lady Captain, Noreen McNally (Strabane); nearest the pin, Una Morrison (Redcastle).

Gents - 1, Sean Feeney (18) 43 points; 2, David Heaney (14) 42; front nine, Niall O’Connor (9) 35; juvenile, Shane McGowan (9) 35.

Results from Wednesday, June 20th, Singles Stableford - 1, break of tie, Marion Sayers (26) 34 points; 2, Eileen Robb (17) 34; 3, Kathleen Cooke (26) 32.

City of Derrry Ladies

Results for Mr Ciaran Burke’s Captains’ Prize to Ladies - 1, 1 Alison Elkin (11) 37 points; 2, break of tie, Rose Campbell (16) 36; 3, Gerda Laird (15) 36.

Next week’s competition is the Prehen Open Salver, sponsored by North-West Tyres. For timesheet, please telephone 71-346369.

Redcastle Ladies

Results from Redcastle Ladies Branch competition staged on Monday last, June 25th - Marie Curie Pairs - 1, Rosie Agnew & Una McGeough, 41 points; 2, Mary McArthur & Hazel Browne, 36; 3, Lyn McOwan & Gill Eakin, 33.

Next week’s competition - Monday, July 2nd - Singles Qualifying, usual draw times.

Greencastle Ladies

Last week a ladies Open “Teams of Three” competition, in aid of the Foyle Hospice, was won by the trio of Lucia Mullen, Marie Durso and Lynda O’Doherty with 83 points.

In second place was Veronica Harkin, Mary Harkin and Frances McVeigh with 80 points.

Next Thursday, July 5th, the first of the ladies major prizes will be staged with Anne McDermott’s Lady President’s Day.

The timesheet for this has now been posted in the ladies locker room and the draw will take place next Tuesday evening. Please ensure that your name has been added to the list of players. The draw will be available at the club next Wednesday morning.

Foyle Ladies

Results from the Australian Spoons and Daisy Ferguson qualifying competitions, played on Thursday, June 21st - Alison Elkin (12) and Theresa Timlin (21) qualified for the Australian Spoons District Final, having returned a fabulous score of 45 points.

The runners-up were Anne Hamilton (13) and Sarah Hamilton (24), returning a score of 36 points to qualify for the Daisy Ferguson Trophy Final.

The club’s 18 holes stableford competition was won by Roberta Moore (27) with 37 points. Recent 20’s competition - No. 217 - 1, Agnes McLaughlin (19) 35 pts.

Next Thursday the ladies will play for the Margaret Millar Trophy with usual tee times in place.

The Ladies Branch will also host an Open Stableford on Thursday, July 12th next, during the club’s annual Open Week. Those wishing to reserve a tee-time can book online or ring 71-352222.

Buncrana Ladies

Due to torrential rain last Friday’s weekly competition at Buncrana was posponed.

Today’s competition is a confined stableford, please arrange playing partners.

Meanwhile, the membership of Buncrana Golf Club extend best wishes to Lady Captain, Marian Simpson, who will host her Captain’s Day on Friday next, July 6th. Club members are asked to meet at 9.30 a.m. for tea and scones.

Invited guests will play at 1.30 p.m. with male guests to play at 3.30 p.m.

The traditional Mixed Scramble will be held on Thursday, July 5th at 6.30 p.m.

The Lady Captain’s Prize to the club’s juveniles will also be staged on Thursday next, July 5th at 10.00 a.m.

North-West Ladies

Joanne Harkin claimed the Marie Nangle Trophy with an excellent score of 71 nett at Lisfannon on Wednesday.

Playing off a 9 handicap, Joanne played consistent golf with pars at the 2nd, 8th, 9th, 12th not to mention a superb birdie ‘3’ at the 15th to win by three shots from her nearest challenger.

Full results were - Marie Nangle Memorial Trophy - 1, Joanne Harkin (9) 71 nett; 2, Marian Scheel (19) 74; 3, Aileen McGlynn (17) 75. front nine, Eileen Quigley (19) 35.5; back nine, Augusta Neff (16) 37.

Gents’ nine holes competition - 1, Jonathan Doherty (13) 20 points.

The C.S.S. was 74.

The prizes were sponsored by members of the Nangle family who travelled from Dublin for the presentation.

Next week is Open Week - arrange own markers.