Laura McElhinney produced the performance of the day to net The Challenge Cup in difficult conditions at Dunfanaghy last weekend.
The competitions’s position as one of the most coveted ladies trophies was reflected in the large entry and although the day started fair for the early starters, the weather deteriorated leaving those starting later to contend with strong winds and persistent rain.
Yet McElhinney’s performance was especially noteworthy not only because of the conditions she played in but also because, having been cut five shots in her previous two competitions, she scored a nett 66 off her new handicap of 25. Maggie Foy (8) claimed second with a nett 69 on a break of tie BOT from Cheryl Chambers (19). Kerry Eakin (7) won the gross with an 83 while Mary Lafferty (21) and Jill McCorkell (23) won the front and back 9 respectively. Cheryl Chambers, Heather Hamilton, Sandra McGinley and Grace McFadden all had ‘Twos’. The CSS was 69.
The Maura O’Donnell Team, captained by Barbara Eakin, played Greencastle on Sunday at Dunfanaghy and won 3.5 matches. They travel to Greencastle on Monday, July 20th to play the second leg and we wish them well.
Congratulations to Lady Captain Mabel Gillespie for organising a very successful ‘Bring and Buy’ Sale in The Square on Sunday. The event raised over €2,500 with proceeds going toward the purchase a defibrillator for the club with the remainder going to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, CROI.
Results from last Thursday’s 18 Hole Stableford Competition: 1, Margaret Killen (21) 35pts; 2, Roberta Moore (25) 34; 3, Alison Wright (25) 33.
City of Derry Ladies
Tuesday’s Open, sponsored by Quigg’s Florist, was very well supported with top honours going to Gemma McClenaghan from Greencastle who, playing off one, managed a magnificent score of 36pts with the big hitting Florence Walker in second with 33 pts.
Full Results: 1, Gemma Mc Clenaghan (1) 36pts; 2, Florence Walker (31) 33pts; 3, Niamh Hegarty (30) 33pts; 4th Frances Mc Laughlin (27) 32pts; Gross - Naoimh Quigg (2) 28pts; Front Nine - Karen Jackson (17) 17pts; Back Nine - Maire McReynolds (15) 19pts; Visitor - Mary Brennan, Greencastle (21) 31pts.
Next week is the Victory Cup whihc has now been changed to a timesheet.
Results from the Ladies Day Open Week Singles Stableford (June 18th): 1, Gemma McClenaghan (1) 35pts; 2, Augusta Neff (18) 34pts BOT; 3, Veronica McLaughlin (17) 34; 4, Betty Gallagher (19) 33pts; Gross - Marian Devlin 21 gross; Front Nine - Margaret O’Kane (26) 21; Back Nine - Maureen Keys (18) 17; Visitor - Roisin Timoney (16) 29; Mens 11-hole - Patrick McClenaghan 24.
Results from the Carrick-a-Man Cup (Singles Stableford - June 25th): 1, Bridie Cavanagh (35) 37; 2, Joy Quigg (28) 36; 3, Frances Harkin (19) 35; Gross - Pat Donaghy 17-gross.
Result from 18-hole Stableford (July 2nd): 1, Margaret Dolan (26) 37; 2, Sandra McConnell (24) 36 BOT; 3, Mary Brennan (21) 36.
Results from 18-Hole Stroke Competition: 1, Margaret Armstrong (26) 73 nett b.o.t; 2, Moya O’Doherty (26) 73 nett
Next Friday 17th July sees an 18-Hole Stableford Open Competition, the Patsy & Liam Doherty Memorial. There is a timesheet in progress. Contact the Club Office for a tee time.