Return win for Shaun at Strabane.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

HAVING been out of the game for almost 15 years, Shaun McGarrigle (12) made a speedy return to the winners rostrum on Saturday in the McHughs Oil Open Stableford.

Shaun returned a best of the day 40pts thanks to a very strong inward nine where he chalked up seven pars and 22pts, to get the verdict in front of no fewer than five golfers who had all recorded 39pts earlier in the day in what must be said were tough conditions with the strong Southerly breeze prevailing throughout.

The runner up in the aforementioned congested leader-board was James McGhee(15) a young player who has featured regularly in recent weeks and definitely one to watch as his improvement continues.

In third position came Gerard Walsh (16) with Enda McDonnell (23) in fourth place and Stephen Alexander(18) fifth all with the same total of 39pts.

Saturday's gross prize went to Ryan McGowan (5) with 32 gross points, the front nine went to Anthony Brennan(18) with 21 pts to the turn with Brian Forrester (16) taking the back nine with 22pts.

David Mullen recorded his first hole in one on Saturday when he holed his tee-shot at the par three- 2nd hole.

The presentation for this competition plus the recent J.A.Gamble Stableford, Rollins insurance and Charlies Bar competitions will take place on Friday evening at 8.30pm sharp, all prize winners are asked to be in attendance.

Charlie's Bar Open Stableford There was an excellent turnout for last Thursday's competition sponsored by Charles Breslin of Charlie's Bar Strabane over 100 players took out cards on the day.

The winner was Keith Patterson (8) with a fine three over par total of 41 pts in the breezy conditions.

The runner up was Ryan Patton (18) with 40 pts and Paul O'Reilly (6) next with his third consecutive 39pts. Enda Kennedy (scr) was the gross winner with a level par 36 pts.

Ladies Golf Category one golfers were prominent in the Ladies competition last Tuesday the Marie Curie Cancer care event, the winner was Jennifer Rouse (8) with an excellent 40 pts which was just four over par on the day.

The category one winner was Bernie O'K ane (20) with 37 pts with Olive Reid (31) the winner in category two with 36pts.

The winners of last weeks mixed foursomes played over 13 holes were Bernie O'Kane and Liam McGinley with 25pts. The runners up were Debbie McDaid and Stephen Kennedy also with 25 pts.

There was no joy for the mixed foursomes team however at Killymoon GC on Sunday in the regional qualifying tournament where they failed to qualify for the matchplay stages.

Although missing out very narrowly in the end up it's fair to say it was an uncharacteristic poor outing for a very strong side.

Better news for Pat Corry's J.B.Carr team however who are through to the next stage after a narrow win over Castlehume GC on Wednesday last.

Leading 4-1 from the home-leg Strabane got through by the narrowest of margins securing the second match they needed at the first tie hole when the team captain and George McCay won their match, after Francie Devine and Brian Forrester had won their tie at the 18th hole.

Frankie Connolly's Conway Cup team picked up an 11-5 advantage over Enniskillen GC in their match at home last Sunday and will have work to do to progress after the away leg on Sunday week.

The Champions League final will be shown on the clubs big screens on Saturday night with kick off at 7.45pm

Thursday 24th GMG Logos Open Stableford
Saturday 26th Foothills Restaurant & Bar open
Sunday 27th-Societies - including Dixies bar, Tommy Falconer Memorial 11-2pm Monday 28th Declan Devine frozen foods Bank Holiday open
Tuesday 29th O2 Challenge Ladies.


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