Team five increased their lead over the chasing pack in the Desmond Motors Winter League qualifying at Foyle Golf Club when returning another fine score of 90 points in round four for an accumulated total of 262 points.
The team, which consists of Kevin McDermott, Charles McDermott, Martin Moran and Cormac McGeady, stretched their lead to five points as the teams pursue one of the eight places on offer in the final.
Leading teams after round 4 - Team 5; Kevin McDermott, Charles McDermott, Martin Moran, Cormac McGeady 362pts; Team 13; Sean Mc Eleney, Martin McEleney, James Meehan, Paul McEleney 357pts; Team 3; Gary McElroy, Gary Jackson, Ciaran O’Doherty, Michael Coyle 355; Team 6; James Sheehan, Stephen Gibson, Lenny McGrory, Sean Ferry 354; Team 14; Harry Lafferty, John Lafferty, Gary Kennedy, John Duffy 352.
In the Ladies section of the Winter League Team 10, Florence Rankin, Lorna Thompson and Myra Gough, accumulated 185 points from their four rounds and now hold an eight point lead over team 12 Denise Callan, Ann Fulton and Christine McCafferty.
Meanwhile, week five of the very popular Foyle Sunday Society was dominated by the low handicap players as the former Derry City and Finn Harps defender, Stuart Gauld (6) returned to winning ways with a fine score of 39 points.
One of the club’s Juvenile members, four handicapper Caolan Dunn, finished in the runners-up spot with 38 points, as five handicapper Kevin Thomas finished third with the best of the 37 points returns.
Full Result - 1, Stuart Gauld (6) 39pts; 2, Caolan Dunn (4) 38; 3, b.o.t, Kevin Thomas (5) 37. Turkey competitions - Cat. 11-16; Maurice Temple (16) 22pts; Cat. 17+; Conor O’Doherty (24) 23.
Foyle Golf Club’s Christmas Hamper will take place on Sunday, November 27th and all members taking part are asked to enter their names on the sheet provided in the Golf reception before Monday, November 21st when the draw for playing partners will take place.
Foyle Golf Club Captain, Mr Emmet McNally extends deepest sympathy, on behalf of everyone at Foyle, to fellow club members Stevie Moore and Jack McAteer on the recent death of their mothers.
May they rest in peace.
Club competitions - Desmond Motors Winter League continues daily; Turkey competitions daily; Sunday, November 13th; Foyle Sunday Society.