Large turnout for Foyle Captain’s Day

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THE ESTEEM in which highly popular Foyle Golf Club captain, Kevin Dunne is held was evident on Saturday as over 220 golfers took to the Ballyarnet fairways to celebrate his Captain’s Day.

And with the course in pristine condition on the day, it was 11 handicapper, Jamie Logue who returned an excellent one over par round for his winning score of 46 points to take the coveted Captain’s Prize and by virtue of his win emulated his father Noel and uncle Sean who have won the Captain’s prize at Foyle.

Jamie had three points to spare over runner-up Ryan Doherty (19) who signed for a very fine score of 43 points, and one handicapper Damien McKenna produced a stunning round of five under par for a winning gross score of 41.

Full results - 1, Jamie Logue (11) 46 points; 2, break of tie, Ryan Doherty (19) 43; 3, Kevin McDaid (19) 43; 4, b.o.t., Gerry Harkin (12) 42; Cat 0-11 - Richard McRory (8) 42; Cat 12-17 - Tony Mellon (15) 41; Cat 18+ Paddy McCafferty (21) 42; Gross - Damien McKenna 41; Front 9 - b.o.t., Steven Moore (18) 22; Back 9 - b.o.t, Darren McDaid (13) 23; Juvenile - 1, b.o.t, Shane Bonnar (5) 40; 2, Gerald Harkin (13) 40; Visiting Captain - David Logue (Foyle Valley) (20) 35; Guest - Jim McDaid (19) 41; Non Qualifier - Carl King (14) 33; Past Captain - Jim McGrotty (16) 40;

Putting - Damien McKenna (5 under); Longest Drive - Ruari Moore; Nearest The Pin - Martin Kivelehan; C.S.S. - 39.

Ladies competition - 1, Lorna Thompson (19) 40; 2, Anne Hamilton (13) 39; Gross - Agnes McLaughlin 28; 3, Nicky Fallon (32) 37; Guest - Margaret Killen (20) 37; Nearest The Pin - Florence Rankin; Longest Drive - Anne Hamilton; C.S.S. - 70.

The Pre-Captains Day nine Hole Scramble had an excellent entry of 18 teams with the highlight of the evening a hole-in-one by Damien McColgan at the par three eight hole. Results - 1, Donal Hasson, Jack Quigley, Jim Crawley, Margaret McCarron 25.35; 2, Paul McGuigan, Adrian McMonagle, Josh McGowan, Shiela McLaughlin 25.65; 3, Damien McKenna, Joe Doran, Maurice Temple 26.0.

Club competitions - Tomorrow (Wednesday) - Open Stableford sponsored by P.F.S. Accountants. To book telephone 71352222; Friday, August 5th - Foyle Friday Open Stableford; Saturday, August 6th - Charity Open Stableford in aid of Foyle Hospice; Sunday, August 7th - Confined Stableford.

Buncrana Open Week

Buncrana Golf Club’s highly successful annual Open Week will be brought to a close today and tomorrow with the conclusion of the Bramble Teams of Four competition sponsored by A.I.B. Buncrana.

The results to date for Open Week are as follows; Monday, July 25th - Teams of Two Bramble, sponsored by the Cottage Bar, Buncrana - 1, Barney McLaughlin (21) and Jude Campbell (21) 67pts; 2, Tosh Fitzpatrick (20) and Martin McGrory (24) 66; Tuesday, July 26th - Teams of Three, sponsored by Romaqua & Heatmerchants - 1, Oliver Doherty (6), Michael McCann (16) and Robert Doherty (16) 94; 2, Kevin Downey (11), Tony McSherry (15), Sean McMenamin (16) 92. Wednesday, July 27th, sponsored by Heatovent & Grant Engineering Birr - 1, Brian McNicholl (18) 42; 2, Andy Boyce (22) 41; Gross - Justin MacLochlainn (3) 70; 3, Fíachra O’Flaherty (15) 40; Visitor - Michael O’Brien (14) 38; Back 9 - b.o.t, Stephen Mac Lochlainn (9) 21.

Thursday, July 28th and Friday, July 29th, sponsored by Doherty Plumbing & Heating Supplies - 1, b.o.t, Mathew Fitzpatrick (8), Stephen Fitzpatrick (13), Mike McLaughlin (23) and Peter Murphy (23) 52; 2, Darren Doherty (15), Don Magee (18), Kieran Doherty (20) and Seamus Doherty (24) 52.

The competition this Saturday and Sunday will be an Open Stableford fundraiser in aid of the Buncrana Amateur Boxing Club and the organiser would appreciate a good turnout from the local golfing fraternity.

There is a timesheet in operation and contacting the clubhouse at 0749362279 can reserve a tee time. The qualifiers for the final from the pair’s summer league have until Friday, August 5th to return the final card.

There will be Juvenile lessons for girls starting Tuesday, August 16th at 10 a.m. the cost will be E4 per session and the lessons will be delivered by PGA golf professional, Derek Morrison. Anyone interested can contact the clubhouse and booking would be advisable.

The committee are running a fundraising draw “Find the Joker” lines cost E2 each and the jackpot next week is E1,120.00. The President, Mr. Paul Eccles’ calendar of events will commence Friday, August 12th with the lady members, Thursday, August 18th for juvenile members and Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st for male members. The Presidents Prizes will conclude with a presentation buffet and dance in the clubhouse Sunday, August 21st at 8.30 p.m.