A MEMBER of City of Derry’s talented juvenile players burst to the fore earlier this month with eight handicapper, Luke Hasson, making his mark in the Leinster Boys’ Under-15 Open Championship in Dublin.
Staged at the Beaverstown club in Donabate, Luke finished in joint fourth spot in a field of 250 competitors with a five over par (gross) 78 score, four shots off the winner, S. McGagh (Claremorris GC).
The 15-year-old, a student at Derry’s Oakgrove Integrated College, was also a member of his school team which recently claimed the N. Ireland Inter-Schools’ Championship and he is also a prominent member of the Prehen Club’s high powered Fred Daly Team.
Luke will now compete in the Ulster Boys’ Championships (Under-15s) at Rockmount Golf Club, near Belfast, next month before playing in the Irish Under-15 Championships in Galway, also in August.
Foyle Open Week
Meanwhile, Foyle Golf Club’s Open Week got underway on Saturday last with the J.K.C.Specialist Car sponsored Singles Stableford and glorious weather welcomed the 140 competitors to the Ballyarnett course which was presented in excellent condition.
Sean Cassidy made full use of the favourable conditions to record an excellent score of 44 points, the 13 handicapper enjoying a three points cushion on the chasing pack..
Full results were - JKC Cars Singles Stableford - 1, Sean Cassidy (13) 44 points; 2, break of tie, Gary Etherson (15) 41; 3, Tony McGinley (9) 41; gros, Damien McKenna, 37; visitor, Cormac McKeon (4), City of Derry, 38; back nine, Adrian McMonagle (18) 22; juvenile, David Knox jun. (20), 37.
Ladies competition - 1, Anne Hamilton (14) 37 points; 2, break of tie, Margaret McCarron (24) 35; 3, Faye McGrotty (16) 35.
Foyle Friday Open, July 8th - 1, Stuart McClelland (9), City of Derry, 42 points; 2, break of tie, Cormac McGeady (5) 40; 3, Damien McColgan (12) 40.
The C.S.S. was 37 pts.
Over-50’s confined - Thursday, July 7th - 1, break of tie, Colm Norris (12) 37 points; 2, David Hetherington (17) 37.
The C.S.S. was 37 pts.
Confined Stableford - Wednesday, July 6th - 1, Garvin McCarron (9) 42 points; 2, Laurence Powell (9) 41.
Open Week contrinues until Saturday next, July 16th with the following fixtures - today (Tues.), City Hotel Open Stableford; tomorrow (Wed.), Foyle Golf Shop Open; Thursday, July 14th, Foyle Ladies Club, Gents’ Open Stableford; Friday, July 15th, T-Centrix Open and Saturay, July 16th, Ladies & Gents Open Stableford sponsored by Adair’s Gas & Appliances Centre.
Ladies competitions will also accompany the Open events on a daily basis.
For timesheets, ring 02871-352222.
Notes From North-West
Recent results from North-West - July 5th, Tuesday “Open Meal Deal” - 1, Paul Kelly (22) 40 points; 2, John McDermott (13) 37; 3, Gerry Coyle (12) 36; visitor, Jerome Farren (20) 34.
The C.S.S. was 70.
Thursday, July 7th, Open Fourball Better Ball - 1, Neal Carlin and Gerard Devenney 46 points; 2, Daniel McAteer and Brian O’Sullivan, 45.
Sunday, July 10th, Hugh Quigley Memorial Stableford - 1, Cathal Begley (13) 43 points; 2, break of tie, Luke Bradley (13) 41; 3, Bosco Reid (12) 41; gross, Justin MacLochlainn (3) 71.
The C.S.S. was 69.
This week’s fixtures at Lisfannon - today (Tuesday), Open “Meal Deal,” visitors E18 (which includes meal in clubhouse); tomorrow (Wed.), July 13th, Open Mixed Greensomes in aid of Conquer Cancer; Thursday, July 14th, Open Singles Stableford; Saturday, July 16th, Glengollan Cup (Stableford); Sunday, July 17th, Irish Bowl (Stroke).
For timesheets, telephone Gary on 00-353-7493-61715.
O’Flaherty in fine form
The Duffy’s Pharmacy Buncrana Open Stableford was the main event at Buncrana last weekend and with the course in excellent condition, there was great expectation for top scoring.
and the player who took full advantage was Fíachra O’ Flaherty who returned 42 points to take top honours.
Full results were - 1, Fíachra O’Flaherty (16) 42 points; 2, break of tie, Gary Porter (20) 41; gross, James Kerr (+1) 66; 3, Benny Murphy (18) 41; best day, break of tie, Bernard Doherty (17) 40 and best 20+ Charlie Doherty (25) 39.
There is an 18 holes Open Stableford for gents and a nine holes Open Stableford for ladies today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wed.) to raise funds for Keri Kelly to help restore her sight and your support would be very much appreciated.
This weekend’s competition, to be played over Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th is the Callaghan’s Jewellers’ Open Stableford and a timesheet in operation. Tel. 0749362279 for bookings.