Gary Grabs Charity Open at Foyle

GARY McEvoy claimed the Cancer Care Charity Open Stableford at Foyle on Saturday, the event attracting an excellent entry.

In excess of 110 competitors took to the Ballyarnett fairways and they had to contend with a very strong breeze which made scoring difficult.

Therefore, it came as no surprise that the low handicapped players came to the fore with 5 handicapper McEvoy returning an excellent score of 40.

Full results were - Cancer Care Open - 1, Gary McEvoy (5) 40 points; 2, break of tie, Scott Kennedy (5) 38; 3, John Jennings (11) 38; gross, Shane Bonner, 32; visitor, Derek Brown (19), Lurgan, 36; back nine, Gary McElroy (7) 21.

C.S.S. 34 pts.

Meanwhile, the annual P.F.S. Accountants sponsors Wednesday Open Stableford attracted an excellent entry with the competitors enjoying favorable conditions until late in the evening.

Kevin McDermott (15) used his early start to return a fine winning score of 45 points with one of Foyle’s rising stars, three handicapper, Shane Bonner, finishing second after a three under par round for his 42 points.

Full result - 1, Kevin McDermott (15) 45 points; 2, Shane Bonner (3) 42; 3, break of tie, Ben McDaid (15) 40; gross, Paul McGuigan, 32; visitor, Peter Doherty (6), Strabane, 36; back nine, Martin McEleney (11) 22.

The C.S.S. was 36 pts.

Juvenile Open Stableford - Tuesday, July 30th - 1, Robert Coyle (18) 41 points; 2, Shane Bonner (3) 38; visitor, Caolan McHugh (26), Buncrana, 36.

There will be a Prize Presentation at Foyle this Thursday, August 8th at 8.00 p.m. for the following competitions and all prizewinners are asked to attend or send a representative - Anniversary Open - Matt Donnell, Kevin McCallion, Brendan Gallagher, David Kyle, Bryan Northey, Robert Coyle; P.F.S. Accountants Open - Kevin McDermott, Shane Bonner, Ben McDaid, Paul McGuigan, Martin McEleney; Cancer Care N.I. Charity Open -

Gary McEvoy, Scott Kennedy, John Jennings, Shane Bonner, Derek Browne, Gary Mc Elroy; Juvenile Open - Robert Coyle, Shane Bonner, Caolan McHugh.

This week’s fixtures - tomorrow (Wednesday), Thursday, August 8th, Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th - Confined Club Classic (“hidden hole” format). Re-entry permitted; Friday, August 9th, Foyle Friday Open Stableford.

Book Online @ www.foylegolfclub.co.uk or telephone 71-35222.

news from Buncrana

The club pairs match play qualifying rounds are now nearing completion, the top team in each section and the next best two runners-up teams over the six sections will qualify for the knockout stages. All matches must be played before Friday, August 16. It would be appreciated if the players who listed their names d for this competition would make arrangements to play their respective matches.

This weekend’s competition will be played over Saturday and Sunday, the event sponsored by the Fitzpatrick Family and a timesheet is in operation, ring 074-93-62279 for bookings.

The annual fundraiser for Scoil Iosagáin Special Needs Classes will take place from Monday, August 12th to August 18th The format will be an Open Stableford Singles and a fantastic array of prizes are on offer. You support will be appreciated for this worthwhile cause.