Martin makes his mark at Foyle on George Fitzpatrick’s Captain’s Day

Pictured following Mr. George Fitzpatrick's Captains Day at Foyle are, front, from left, Ciaran McGuinness (runner-up), Alison Elkin (Lady winner), Mr. George Fitzpatrick (Captain), Martin Tracey (winner), Lorna Thompson (lady runner-up and Maurice Temple (past Captain). Back row, from left, Mrs. Jean Fitzpatrick, Mark Doherty (cat. 3), Cecil King (visitor), Ultan McCool (juvenile), Jack Quigley(longest drive), Sadie O'Kane (3rd lady) and John Joe Logue (Hon. Secretary).
Pictured following Mr. George Fitzpatrick's Captains Day at Foyle are, front, from left, Ciaran McGuinness (runner-up), Alison Elkin (Lady winner), Mr. George Fitzpatrick (Captain), Martin Tracey (winner), Lorna Thompson (lady runner-up and Maurice Temple (past Captain). Back row, from left, Mrs. Jean Fitzpatrick, Mark Doherty (cat. 3), Cecil King (visitor), Ultan McCool (juvenile), Jack Quigley(longest drive), Sadie O'Kane (3rd lady) and John Joe Logue (Hon. Secretary).

MARTIN Tracey realised a personal ambition when claiming Mr. George Fitzpatrick’s Captain’s Day at Foyle on Saturday last, the 12 handicapper returning the top score of 42 points.

In excess of 220 competitors took part, which hlighlighted the popularity of the club’s leading official.

The leading lady competitor was Alison Elkin who returned 37 points in the ladies competition which was staged on Thursday last.

Full results were - Mr. George Fitzpatrick’s Captain’s Prize - 1, Martin Tracey (12) 42 points; 2, Ciaran McGuinness (12) 41; 3, break of tie, Martin Kivelehan (5) 40; 4, Stephen McCaul (20) 40; Category 0-11, break of tie, Seamus McChrystal (10) 39; Cat. 12-17, break of tie, Jim Keeney (15) 39; Cat. 18+ Mark Doherty (18) 38; front nine, break of tie, Sean McBay (13) 21; back nine, break of tie, Darren Jennings (17) 22; visitor, Cecil King (13), Faughan Valley, 39; past captain, Maurice Temple.

Juveniles - 1, Ultan McCool (23) 40 pts.; 2, Niall McGuinness (6) 39; putting, Caolan Dunn; nearest the pin, Declan Burns (City of Derry); longest drive, Jack Quigley.

Captain’s Prize to Ladies - 1, Alison Elkin (11) 37 points; 2, Lorna Thompson (17) 35; 3, Sadie O’Kane (20) 34.

The C.S.S. was 37 pts.

The Captain’s Charity competition, which was organised during Captain’s Week, raised £500 for Children in Crossfire.

Meanwhile, Foyle’s Ulster Cup team moved into the last 16 of the competition with a fine victory over last year’s defeated finalists Rossmore. Foyle took a commanding lead in the home leg when they won 5.5 to 1.5 matches but knowing the calibre of the opposition they knew it would take a very good display when they travelled to Rossmore and the team duly obliged with a 3.5 to 3.5 result and a resounding 9-5 victory. They play Newtownstewart in the next round.

The club’s Fred Daly team have reached the quarter-finals of their competition following an excellent win over Shandon Park.

Having won three matches in the away leg, Damien McColgan’s charges were brimming with comfidence for the home and they came through with a fine 5-2 victory winning 8-6 overall. They now face Clandeboy having already beaten Balmoral, Holywood, and Shandon to reach this stage.

The “Find The Joker” Fundraiser continues to run at Foyle with the Jackpot now standing at £400.

The entry fee is £1 and the next draw takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at 5.30 p.m. Further details check notice board.

Forthcoming competitions - today (Friday), 18 holes Scramble and Barbeque with shotgun start at 5.15 p.m.; tomorrow (Sat.), Open Week gets underway with the J.K.C. Specialist Cars Open Stableford for Ladies and Gents.

Sunday, July 7th, Paul’s Butchers Open Stableford (including nine holes for ladies);.

Monday, July 8th, Allpipe Engineering Open Stableford (nine holes for ladies and Tuesday, July 9th, City Hotel Open Stableford ( including nine holes for ladies).

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