THE formidable quartet of Stuart Gauld, David Knox, David Knox jun. and Leo Young plundered the Lunn’s The Jewellers Team Classic at Prehen last weekend.
The big entry reflected the interest that Prehen members and visitors show for the format of two best scores to count at each hole.
The Foyle team started as clear-cut favourites and they certainly justified that status with a two round total of 187 points, 98 of them coming on day one followed by 89 on the Sunday.
The runners-up, with a total of 182 points, was the team led by Simon Swaby, Jim McCann, Eddie Maxwell and Matthew Orr while third place was secured by the youthful fourball of Jonathan Love, Richard Peoples, Gareth Reid and Phillip Brady with a 179 total, they got the verdict following a tie break win over Eamon McCourt, James Desmond, Robbie Kennelly and Sean Coyle. They took the consolation prize of best first day score with 93 points and the best team on the second day was led by Aiden Devine and included Ken McBride , John Flynn and Jim McGeady with 90 points.
The prizes were presented by Thomas Quigley of Lunn’s The Jewellers, the sponsors, and he was thanked sincerely by City of Derry’s Captain Michael McCullough.
Meanwhile, Stephen Orr (11) emerged the winner of the weekly Thursday Open at Prehen with a well compiled 39 points in the process just edging out Tommy McBride (4) on a tie break.
Brian Wallace (7), a former member who is now playing out of Dunfanaghy, used his local knowledge to great effect to finish in third place with his 38 points.
Lester Moore (1) won the gross with 34 points and another former Prehen member, Paul O Doherty (8), now domiciled in Greencastle won the visitor’s prize, his third of the current season with 37 points courtesy of a tie-break going in his favour.
The best score of the day was 40 points registered by Ronan Burn (19) who won the Junior Section.
Prehen members are reminded that the postponed City of Derry Building Society Open will now take place on September 14th and will be the last counting event in that Society’s Order of Merit that has been running all through the season.
With very few points separating the top players in contention for the prestigious title, it should be an interesting day with a big entry.
Tee times can be booked through the shop 02871-311496 or the club’s website at: http://cityofderrygolfclub.com
Maurice Allen Junior Open Trophy
City of Derry’s Stuart Walker continued his winning ways when capturing the Maurice Allen Trophy for 2013 having returned a score of 42 points.
Stuart Ballintine from Newtonstewart was second (39 pts.) with Mathew Orr once again in the prizes taking third place with 38.
Details of presentation will be released later.
Foyle Search & Rescue have extended their sincere thanks to all those at City of Derry for their generosity in their recent draw for a luxury hamper.
The winner of the hamper was Ladies Branch Press Officer, Christine Mitchell.
Foyle Search and Resue and City of Derry Golf Club members wish a speedy recovery and many thanks to Bill McElhinney for organising the draw.
BREAK OF TIE DECIDER AT BALLYARNETT
The annual City Of Derry Building Society Open Stableford, played at Foyle on Saturday last, enjoyed decent conditions with the single figure golfers dominating the event.
Indeed, with three players returning scores of 41 poitns, a break of tie was called upon to decide the main prizewinners and City of Derry visitor, James Kelly (4) secured the top honour.
Full results were - City of Derry Building Society Open - 1, break of tie, James Kelly (4), City of Derry, 41 points; 2, John Crossan (8) 41; 3, Scott Kennedy (5) 41; gross, break of tie, Stephen Martin 36; visitor, John Parke (7), City of Derry, 38; back nine, Niall Mc Guinness (6) 23; juvenile, Tony Harkin (16)42.
The C.S.S. was 35 pts.
Juvenile Open Stableford, Tuesday, August 20th - 1, break of tie, Oran Harkin (21) 40 points; 2, Ryan Harkin (7) 40; visitor, Ciaran Neeson (10), Strabane, 39.
The C.S.S. was 36 pts.[
Results from the Foyle’s weekly Friday Open - August 23rd - 1, David Fitzpatrick (21) 42 points; 2, Coalan Dunn (11) 41.
The C.S.S. was 37 pts.
Wednesday, August 21st - Club Stableford - 1, Cormac McGeady (3) 41 points; 2, John Spence (6) 40.
The C.S.S. was 36 pts.
Crumley Constructin Monthly Medal , Sunday, August 18th - Category 0-11 - Niall McGuinness (6) 68 nett; Cat. 12-17, Hugh Doherty (13) 66; Cat. 18+ James Meehan (25) 73.
The C.S.S. was 70.
Forthcoming club competitions at Foyle Golf Club - tomorrow (Wednesday), August 28th, Club Stablefor/
Friday, August 30th, Friday Open Stablefod.
Saturday, August 31st, Gary Breslin Memorial Open Team Classic in aid of Clic Sargent.
Sunday, September 1st, Club Sweep. Timesheets are in operation for all competitions at Foyle. Book online at: www.foylegolfcentre.co.uk or telephone: 027 71 352222.