O’Sullivan the victor after tie-break

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GREENCASTLE President, Mr. Thomas Doherty, enjoyed an excellent entry for his President’t Day last Saturday, the large field facing challenging weather conditions.

And the event produced a very popular winner when a former club President, Eugene O’Sullivan (15), claimed top honours following a break of tie with another two players who returned scores of 39 points.

Playing in the last group, Eugene recorded a par at the last hole, little realising the importance of that at the time as it gave him the best last six holes score.

And making matters all the more interesting, the current President had won Eugene’s Captain’s Prize!

The runner-up was Hugh Doherty (10), who also had to overcome a tie-break. Apart from his birdie at the fourth, Hugh finished his round with five pars over the final six holes.

In third place was Stuart Masson (14). He enjoyed a strong start to the back nine when recording pars on five of the first six holes. The gross prize was won by one of the club’s new recruits, Mark O’Doherty, whose excellent ball striking was commented on at the presentation. Mark recorded 31 gross points.

In fourth place was Mark Tracey (14) with 38 points. Mark also played late in the day, but undoubtedly the best score on his card was his birdie at the first hole.

It took 21 points to win each nine and it was two Greencastle who had the honour of receiving them. Hugh Foy (15) won the front nine, and Brendan McDermott (19) claimed the back nine prize.

Othe prizes - Past President, Gerry McQuillan; Council, Liam Skelly; Family, Patrick Ross; Guests - 1, Maurice Brennan; 2, Cormac McKeown.

Earlier in the week the President staged a number of events and those competitions also fashioned some good scores.

The Ladies Branch played for Mr. President’s Prizes on Sunday past, and it proved to be a family affair as sisters Margaret Canavan and Teresa Ross were delighted to accept the prizes from their brother-in-law, the President. Both ladies recorded 24 points over the 11 holes.

The student and senior boys’ prize was won by Garrett Crowley (12) with 40 points and the junior boys prize went to Patrick Ross with 39 points.

Meanwhile last Sunday’s Open Stableford, which had an understandable smaller entry than usual, was won by David McDaid (23) with 40 points. This was David’s first win since joining the club over two months ago. He beat his playing partner Eddie Rigney by one point.

Tomorrow’s competition is a Ladies & Gents Open Stableford with all proceeds going to the Lifeboats and this Sunday’s competition is a confined fourball betterball.

rising sun golf society at strabane on sunday

Oscar Mailey survived a break of tie to claim top honours in the Rising Sun Golf Society’s latest outing to Ballybofey & Stranorlar recently.

Full results were - 1, break of tie, Oscar Mailey, 32 points; 2, John Logue, 32; 3, Gerry McCormick, 31; front nine, Peter Diver 17; back nine, Tommy Mailey, 17; nearest pin, Mark Dorish; “2’s” Mark Dorish and Sean B. Logue.

The next outing will take place this Sunday at Strabane with the first tee reserved from 11.00 a.m. where the members will play for the Society President, John Logue’s prizes, with all deposits for the outing to be paid in the Rising Sun Bar by 8p.m. tomorrow night (Sat.).

In order to ensure the smooth running of the event all those taking part are asked to attend by 10.30 a.m. at the latest.