NORTH-West’s experienced campaigner, Gerry Coyle, burst to prominence last Saturday at Lisfannon when winning the much sought after Columba Quigley Memorial Trophy.
However, while the 13 handicapper was delighted to return 39 points, it was his back nine total of 22 which saw him secure top spot following a break of tie with Ciaran Doherty who returned similar figures.
Full results were - Columba Quigley Memorial Trophy - 1, break of tie, Gerry Coyle (13) 39 points; 2, Ciaran Doherty (11) 39; gross, Johnny Harding, 73; 3, Rory McLaughlin (14) 36; back nine, Aidan McLaughlin, 20; visitor, Stephen McHugh (4), Buncrana, 34.
The C.S.S. was 36 pts.
Ladies competition - 1, Michelle O’Sullivan (24) 35 points; 2, Lorraine McGettigan (26) 34; 3, Donna-Marie McLaughlin (14) 33; back nine, Eileen Quigley, 16.
Meanwhile, in last Sunday’s Danny Cooley Jewellers’ Open, Jimmy McGee (13) defeated Jack Boyce (11) on a break of tie for top spot, both players returning solid scores of 39 points.
Full results were - Danny Cooley Jewellers’ Open Stableford - 1, break of tie, Jimmy McGee (13) 40 points; 2, Jack Boyce (11) 40; gross, Johnny Harding, 71; 3, John O’Donnell (11) 37; visitor, Paul Hegarty (12) 29; back nine, Gary McLaughlin, 20.
Open “Meal Deal,” Tuesday, July 31st - 1, break of tie, Michael Bradley (7( 39 points; 2, Joe McGinley (17) 39.
Thursday Open Stableford, August 2nd - 1, break of tie, Eugene O’Connell (9) 40 points; 2, Sean Bridge (8) 40; 3, Andy McDermott (17) 37; visitor, Danny Acton. 28.
This weekend’s competition are - tomorow (Sat.), Singles V. Par with the Irish Bowl (Stroke) scheduled for this Sunday.
Fine Weather Boost at
Another fine weekend fashioned further good scores in last Saturday and Sunday’s competitions at Greencastle. On Saturday the Gents Open was won by the amiable P. J. O’Toole (18) who returned 41 points. His very important par on the last was the difference between winning and finishing second, such was the level of scoring. In all he had nine pars over the 18 holes.
In second spot was Sean Doherty (20) on 40 while Johnny Harvey (17) with 39 points finished in third. Five handicapper Willie Havlin won the gross prize and the ‘nine’s were claimed by Stephen Corbett (22 pts.) and Seamus Quigley (20 pts.) respectively.
The ladies prize was won by Teresa Ross (8) who posted 36 points.
Also on Saturday the Lifeboat Spoons Open Mixed Foursomes was played and the winning pair was the Lady President Anne McDermott and her husband John.
Last Sunday’s competition was the Hassan Cup, the latest in the Player of the Year competitions. Again scoring was very good and it was the steady Conor Kerr (9) with 42 points who took the honours. This result took him to fourth place in the “Player of the Year” table.
The runner up was Eamonn McKeever (21) one point back on 41 points and in third spot was Ciaran Kelly (16) with the best of several scores of 39 points. Paddy Monagle was the winner of the gross with 32 points and Tony Gillespie won the front nine (22 pts) and Brian McRory the back nine (20 pts).
Tomorrow sees one of the Minted Melons Team Classics in aid of the James Conolly Memorial Hospital Day Centre in Carndonagh. There are still times available and these can be reserved by contacting the club. Sunday’s competition is a singles stableford.
Please also note that hollow coring of the greens is due to take place next Monday and Tuesday, and only nines holes will be open for play each day.
Meanwhile, the Greencastle Ladies Branch hosted an Open Singles Stableford in aid of Lifeline Inishowen (Domestic Violence Service) last Thursday and they were rewarded with over 115 participants.
The best score of the day was returned by Maureen Keys (23) with 43 points. Having battled her way to an excellent 32 points at Portstewart the previous day, she had three pars and a birdie on the front nine as she accumulated 26 points on the outward half. A further two pars on the back nine gave her a handsome three point victory over the large field.
Teresa Ross (8) had a fantastic round of golf (four over par), and completed the back nine in level par, which included a birdie at the 13th. Buncrana visitor, Margaret McColgan (16), claimed third spot with a hard earned 37 points.
Lucia Mullen won the gross prize (24 points), with Joy Quigg winning the front nine (20 pts.) and Mary McMahon the back nine (20 pts).
Dunfanaghy’s Lady Captain Geraldine Regan enjoyed glorious weather on her big day last Saturday for what proved a memorable event.
Monday last saw the start of the competitions leading up to Captain’s Day on Saturday with the Captain’s shootout.
Ten brave souls stood on the first tee box, hoping to keep their ball in bounds and they all did a great job.
Recent results - July 29th, Monthly Medal - 1, Sean Duffy (Jun) 62 nett; 2, break of tie, Keith Lapsley, 64; gross, Daniel McColgan, 71; 3, Neil McGinley, 64; front nine, Anthony Gallagher, 31.5; back nine, James McKervill, 32.5.
The C.S.S. was 67.
Wednesday Open Stableford, August 1s - 1, break of tie, M. J. McGinley, 37 points; 2, Shaun Paul Cannon, 37; gross, Donal Boyle, 32; 3, break of tie, Michael White, 36.
The C.S.S. was 37 pts.
August 3rd, Lady Captain’s Scramble - 1, B. Griffin, M. Curtis and O. Browne, 55.5 nett; 2, W. Hamilton, A. Gallagher, J. Carey, 58.6; 3, A. Murray, F. Mullen, Jill McCorkell, 59.2.
August 4th - Lady Captain’s Stableford - 1, Brian Gilfedder, 40 points; 2, John Joe McGeever, 39; gross, Michael Wilson, 38; 3, break of tie, Seamus Friel, 38; front nine, David Lynn, 21 points; back nine, break of tie, Barry Treacher, 20.
The C.S.S. was 37 pts.
August 5th - Gents Club Stableford - 1, Dominic Bogues, 42 points; 2, break of tie, Gary Wright, 40; gross, Daniel McColgan, 36; 3, break of tie, Colm Donaghy, 38; first nine, Eamonn McGrath, 22; back nine, Neil McGinley, 21.
The C.S.S. was 37 pts.
August 6th - Captain’s Shoot-Out Results - 1, Paul Smyth; 2, Colin Higgs; 3, Billy Griffin.
Local knowledge an
advantage at Redcastle
With unusually warm and pleasant conditions and with greens in excellent condition, Redcastle member, Dan Joe McLaughlin used his local knowledge and considerable golfing skills to good effect when winning Redcastle’s Club Confined competition last weekend.
Dan Joe claimed first place with a superb score of 41 points after surviving a break of tie with Raymond McQuaid who had matched the top score.
Barry Gibson finished in third spot with 38 points, also after a break of tie while Kris McClelland claimed another gross prize with 29 gross points.
Martin Harkin secured the front nine prize with 21points and Gavin Doherty won the back nine also with 21points.