Former Faughan Valley five handicapper, Bernard “Bee” Kelly, now playing out of Greencastle, survived a break of tie on 40 points with City of Derry’s Tom McClintock when winning last Thursday’s popular Open Singles Stableford event.
And Bernard is now the third visitor to claim top honours over the past five Thursday Opens which goes to show that local knowledge is not always advantageous with the Prehen course in superb condition.
McClintock (12), the newly acclaimed “biggest hitter at the club,” had to settle for second place following the count-back.
Kealan Quigg (scr.) continued his superb run into plus handicap figures with another devastating performance, this time negotiating his home trackd in three under gross and 39 points. Indeed, Kealan was also the winner of the April Section of the Order of Merit, a competition kindly sponsored by the City of Derry Building Society which will eventually decide the most consistent player in the club over the season.
Meanwhile, City of Derry’s annual Open Week tees-off this year on June 8th and full details of the event will appear in the “Journal” shortly.
However, in the meantime slots have been reserved for any visitors who would like to play in the McFeely Open Cup on the first Saturday of the Open Week.
This competition also includes a ladies section and times can be reserved by ringing 02871-346119 or via the club’s website on cityofderrygolfclub.com
Prehen members are also advised to get their names on the list for the club’s annual Foursomes Championship which will be held on Wednesday, June 5th next with a Shotgun Start at 5.30 p.m.