JASON McLaughlin would be well known around the Lisfort area of Buncrana as one of Air Lingus’ talented young pilots, but in Ballyliffin the 21-years-old “top gun” is now highly regarded as a rising star on the golf course!
And to prove the point Jason swooped to safely land Mr. Phelim Doherty’s President’s Prize last weekend on the Inishowen course.
Indeed, he spreadeagled the large field when returning a fabulous score of 46 points off a 17 handicap in glorious conditions to secure a four points cushion on the chasing pack.
And there’s no doubt that the popular young aviator will now see his handicap figure descending swiftly following what was an impressive performance.
Full results were - Mr. Phelim Doherty’s President’s Prize - 1, Jason McLaughlin (17) 46 points; 2, break of tie, Kevin McCarron (12) 42; 3, Philip Farren (15) 42; gross, Vincent Grant (5) 36; 4, Patrick Farren (9) 41; Past President, Ben Glover (21) 39; first nine, Seamus Mallon (20) 24; second nine, Andy McGonagle (20) 22; visitor, Brian Long (7), City of Derry, 30; guest, Brian Doherty (28) 32; student, Enda McDaid (7) 37; Novice, Cathal McCrossan.
President’s Prize to Ladies - 1, Lucia Mullen (10) 38 points; 2, Aine McElhinney (30) 36; 3, Margaret Monaghan (31) 35; gross, Geraldine Mullan (16) 21; 4, Lynda O’Doherty (24) 34.
The C.S.S. on the Old Links was 71 and on Glashedy the C.S.S. was 73.
Sunday, August 5th - SAS Confined Stableford - 1, Garry McGeoghan (10) 42 points; 2, Martin Harkin (15) 41; 3, James Theseira (5) 38; gross, Brendan Devlin (1) 36; 4, Patrick Farren (8) 37.
Friday, August 3rd - Confined Scramble - 9 holes - 1, P. McLaughlin, M. Desmond, D. A. McLaughlin, K. Doherty, 22.7; 2, P Logue, K. Marston, T. Creedon, V. Bannon, 24.1; 3, Patsy Toland, C. Fitzpatrick, Karen McLaughlin, Theresa McLaughlin, 25.8.
Wednesday Open, July 25th - 1, Philip Laird (18) 45 points; 2, Michael Butter (19) 41; 3, Martin O’Connor (16) 40; gross, Pauric O’Flagherty (3) 34; 4, Mark Byrne (12) 40.
Sunday, August 5th, Ladies nine holes - 0-18 - 1, Marie D’Urso, 18 pts.; 2, Geraldine McCarron, 17; 19-28 - 1, Brege Boyle, 18; 2, Kathleen McEleney, 17; 29-36 - 1, break of tie, Margaret Monaghan, 15; 2, Annette Doherty, 15.
Tuesday, July 31st - 1, Pauline Madden, 70 nett; 2, Breige Doherty, 72; 3, Ann Friel, 74; back nine, Anne Murphy, 36.
Forthcoming fixtures - tomorrow (Sat.), Carndonagh Teams of Four Classic on the Old Links, visitors E40 per person; Sunday, August 12th, Confined Stableford on Glashedy.
Saturday, August 18th, Lady Captain’s Day (Mrs. Agnes Logue).
Notes From Foyle
Gary McEvoy Jun. (6) produced an excellent level par round in last Sunday’s Club Stableford to take top honours after a break of tie with Kevin McDaid (16), both payers finishing with 42 points.
Meanwhile, Matt Donnell claimed the Over-50’s confined stableford, the nine handicapper returning 41 points, two clear of runner-up, Trevor Blair (17).
Forthcoming competitions - The Club Classic Teams of 4 continues until this Sunday. The P.F.S. Accountants Open Stableford is scheduled for Wednesday next and a time-sheet is in operation, book online at www.foylegolfcentre.co.uk or telephone: 71-352222.
Break of Tie DeciderFaughan Valley hosted the annual P.F.S. and Ronnie Parkes Trophy last weekend, with the competition closely contested.
In fact, the top score of 39 points was returned by three players with a tie-break called upon to identify the winners.
In the end, Robert Curry (10), claimed top spot thanks to a superior back nine with Frank McClintock (13) having to settle for the runners-up position and James Duffy (21) taking third.
Therefore, the winner of the PFS Trophy for the under-50’s was Robert Curry while the winner of the Ronnie Parkes Trophy for the over-50’s was James Duffy.
On Sunday last Terry Dornan (17) won the Open Stableford with 42 points.
The runners-up was Robert Mitchell (12) following a break of tie with Tony P. Griffiths (12), both returning 38 points.
In the Midweek Open Adam McClements (20) took top spot with 42 points.
In second was Conor Peace (8) 38 points while Glenn Curran (9) took third spot with 36 points.
Tomorrow an Open Two Man Scramble is on offer while on Sunday a charity event in aid of Age Concern will be on offer.
On Saturday, August 18th, a Teams of Four event is on offer with four Cleveland SL290 Drivers up for grabs. The entry fee is £60 per team.