A break of tie was called upon to decide the top prizes in the City of Derry Building Society Open Stableford, which was staged at Foyle on Saturday last.
The event, which enjoyed an excellent entry, saw competitors taking full advantage of the fine conditions with the Ballyarnett course in pristine condition.
The top score of the day, 40 points, was returned by three competitors with the home club’s member of their successful Pierce Purcell team, Raymond Tracey, taking top honours thanks to a superior back nine.
Full results were - City of Derry Building Society Open - 1, break of tie, Raymond Tracey (16) 40 points; 2, Kieran Duffy (12) 40; 3, Sean Mooney (20) 40; gross, Iain Anthony, City of Derry, 31; visitor, Ralf Hamilton (13), City of Derry, 35; back nine, Bill McChrystal (15) 21; juvenile, Oran Canning (25) 34; ladies competition, Sadie O’Kane (20) 35.
The C.S.S. was 35 pts.
Foyle Friday Open Stableford - 1, Paul O’ Brien (17) 41 points; 2, Gary Etherson (9) 40; 3, break of tie, Declan Doherty (14), Srabane, 39; visitor, Jarlath Clarke (10), City of Derry, 38.
End of Summer nine holes Scramble results - 1, Stephen Martin, Jim McGrotty, Mark Doherty, 28 nett; 2, Laurence Powell, Kieran Duffy, Cormac Cassidy and Leo Young, 28.3; 3, Martin Campbell, Damien McColgan, Kevin McBride, Brenda Cooke, 28.7.
Wednesday, August 22nd, Club Stableford results - 1, Alan Manning (14) 43 points; 2, Raymond Keys (21) 38.
The C.S.S. was 36 pts.
Forthcoming competitions - tomorrow (Wed.), Open Stableford; Friday, August 31st, Foyle Friday Open Stableford; Saturday, September 1st, Gary Breslin Memorial Open Classic - teams of four (any combination) in aid of Clic Sargent - first prize, four Razr Ball Drivers; second prize, four golf bags; third prize four pairs of golf shoes; front and back nine, four polo shirts; Sunday, September 2nd, Club Sweep.
Book online at www.foylegolfcentre.co.uk or telephone 028-71-352222.
Notes From North-West
Stephen MacLochlainn (9) took top honours in the Open ‘Meal Deal’ on August 21st, his score of 39 points giving a two point cushion over the chasing pack.
Visitors Nigel Craig and Richard Dunlop claimed second and third prizes with 37 points and 36 pts. respectively.
Meanwhile, in the Thursday Open at Lisfannon, visitor, John Gormley, took top honours when returning the top score of 44 points.
Result - 1, John Gormley, 44 points; 2, break of tie, John McGinley (16) 37; 3, George McDaid (16) 37; visitor, Pat Conway, 34.
The Open ‘Meal Deal’ continues today with the Thursday Open Stableford on offer on August 30th.