Kealan to the fore at City of Derry

Press Eye - Belfast Northern Ireland - Wednesday 11th July 2012 -''NORTH OF IRELAND AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - AT ROYAL PORTRUSH'Kealan Quigg from City of Derry'Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern Ireland - Wednesday 11th July 2012 -''NORTH OF IRELAND AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - AT ROYAL PORTRUSH'Kealan Quigg from City of Derry'Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

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KEALAN Quigg (scr.), City of Derry Golf Club’s top performer, was in superb form in the Spring Bank Holiday Open at Prehen having magnificently compiled a seven under par gross round equating to 43 stableford points.

Thirty-four shots on the way out and four less on the way home, left the rest of the field floundering in his wake.

Kaine Lynch (7) made a valiant effort to catch the leader, having a run of three successive birdies at one stage but he could only manage 40 points for second place.

Best of the visitors and taking third place with 39 points was Ballyliffin member Brian Northey (6) who had two birdies in his round.

Meanwhile, the following players have been selected to represent City of Derry in their forthcoming Fred Daly match at Bushfoot Golf Club this Sunday, May 12th - for at 2.00 p.m. tee-off time - Luke Hasson, Aaron King, Adam Monaghan, Leeroy McKeegan, David Knox, Jordan Dunn and Ronan Burns.

All players are to meet in City of Derry Car Park at 11.45 a.m. sharp.

McIlhinney Continues

Fine Form at Buncrana

Andrew McIlhinney continued his fine run of form when winning the Gaelscoil Open Stableford last weekend. Andrew, who opened the season as a 20 handicapper, now plays of 13.

Full results - Gaelscoil Open Stableford - 1, Andrew McIlhinney (16) 42 points; 2, Ferdía O’Flaherty (22) 40; gross, Pauric O’Flaherty (3) 66; 3, break of tie, John Doherty (10) 39; best day, break of tie, Michael McCann (12) 37; visitor, Seamus Canning (20) 39; back nine, Barry Dillon (20) 21.

This weekend’s competition, to be played over Saturday and Sunday, May 11th and 12th, is an Open Stableford which is

sponsored by Mr. Pat Cassidy. A timesheet is in operation, tel. the clubhouse on 0749362279 for bookings.

The “Find the Joker” fund-raising effort continues with the jackpot standing at E1,035.

Mr. Kevin McDermott’s Captain’s Prizes will take place over Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd and only fully paid up

members can participate in competitions after May 24th.

Connor Claims Austin’s

Open at Redcastle

Despite the wet, windy and distinctly cool conditions last weekend, which made scoring difficult at Redcastle, Connor McQuaid (14) posted a superb score of 42 points to win the annual Austin’s Open Stableford.

Ballyliffin member, Bryan Northey (6) survived a break of tie to secure the runners-up spot with 39 points, the same total as third placed Danny McCartney (13).

Willie Havlin (5) claimed the gross prize with 32 gross points while Keith Priestley returned 21 points to secure the front nine prize with Vincent Glenn taking the back nine with 20 pts.

The visitors’ prize was won by Martin Harkin (14) with a score of 31 points.

Faughan Valley

Ladies

The winner of the ladies competition played on Wednesday, May 1st, was Marion Sayers (24) with 37 points and the runner-up was Ann Mc Goldrick with 35 points.

Meanwhile, Faughan Valley Ladies Branch have organised an Open Stableford competition with a full complement of prizes for both ladies and gents on offer tomorrow (Saturday), May 11th.

A time sheet is in operation and tee-times s can be booked from the clubhouse, telephone: 02871- 860707.

Complimentary tea and coffee available in the clubhouse.