Donegal Visitors Dominate Austins Open

Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000
Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

Junior members from Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club collected three of the top four prizes on offer at the annual Austins of the Diamond Junior Open which was staged at City of Derry on Friday last.

Full results were - 1, Caolan Friel (26), Ballybofey & Stranorlar, 37 points; 2,. Shane McGlinchey (19), Ballybofey & Stranorlar, 36; 3, break of tie, Peter Hasson (5), City of Derry, 35; visitor, Sean Friel (15), Ballybofey & Stranorlar, 34.

Sincere thanks are extended to Mr. Declan Hasson for his kind sponsorship of the competition.

Meanwhile, Mr. Brian Long’s President’s Prize for Junior members will take place tomorrow (Wednesday), August 15th, while the last of this season’s Junior Opens, the Maurice Allen Open Trophy, will take place at Prehen this Friday, August 17th.

Entries fees are - members £3 and visitors £5.

This is a great opportunity to play the Prehen course which remains in excellent condition before the forthcoming All-Ireland Under-15 Championship.

For further information and booking details, contact the Professional’s Shop on 028-71-346369 or Eamon McCourt on 07542911590.

Kane in Control in

Dispo Open Stableford

Alfie Kane (10) emerged the clear winner of last Saturday’s Dispo Products sponsored Open at Prehen with a record five point winning margin over the chasing pack.

A fabulous one under par second nine and 24 points was the secret of his 43 points total leaving the rest of field floundering in his wake. Best of these was Dan McAnulla (15) on 38 points giving him second spot on a countback, a birdie three at ‘Foyle’ helping his cause considerably.

Stuart McClelland (9) was third, the only blemish on his card a disappointing blank at “Billy’s.”

Kealan Quigg (scr.) was fourth overall with 37 points giving him the best gross and the fifth and final spot went to Robert Leckie (10) who was best of a bunch who finished on 37 points also.

Colin Jeffrey (6) took first place in last week’s Thursday Open Stableford at Prehen courtesy of an impressive back nine of 22 points for a tie-breaking win on 40 points overall. Back-to-back birdies on the 15 and 16 were vital in securing the victory.

Already a triple winner in the Thursday Opens this season Mark Mohan (11) had to settle for the runners-up spot but dropping three shots over the last three holes didn’t help his cause.

Third place was claimed by Tony McCann (14) with 39 points (on a tie-break), his 24 points on the back nine proving unbeatable. Kealan Quigg (scr.) won the gross with 37 pts. and Martin O’Kane (6), Portstewart, secured the visitors’ prize with 39 pts.

“Carrycullion Classic” Draw

The draw for the annual “Carrycullion Classic” takes place at North-West this Thursday, at 4.30 p.m.

The 72 holes tournament tees-off on the Killeen course in Killarney on Monday, September 3rd next and defending his title is North-West’s Frank McCarroll.