A well supported Tuesday Open this week with great scoring to match. A three way break of tie separated the top three all on 41 points.
Sean O'Neill finished in top spot beating the comeback king, Colm McCarroll, with another special mention for Laurence Hegarty who finished in third place.
John Kennedy from Ballyliffin GC took the gross with 74 strokes, while Eamon McMonigley from Portsalon GC won the visitors prize with 34 points.
Finishing strong was Sean "Pat" McCracken who gets the back nine prize with 21 points.
1st Sean O'Neill 41pts bot(16) 2nd Colm McCarroll 41pts bot (10) Gross John Kennedy 74gross (4) Ballyliffin 3rd Lawrence Hegarty 41pts (17) B9 Sean McCracken 21pts (19) Visitor Eamon McMonigley 34pts (13) Portsalon
Margaret wins her second Cup this season!
On Wednesday 9th the North West Ladies played for the Lisfannan Cup, a stroke event which was the penultimate of the season and attracted a great turnout of members.
However in the final analysis and winning her second Cup this year it was as Margaret O’Hea who emerged victorious, playing of twenty one after carding a seventy five nett stroke score.
Second was Lady President Margaret McLaren playing off twenty with a seventy six nett score, and third placed spoils went to the very consistent Joanne Harkin playing of six with a seventy seven nett.
Congratulations to Sheila Reid and Lorraine McGettigan on winning the regional final of the Granard Foursomes. They now play in the All Ireland final on Oct 9th at Balbriggan Golf Club. Good luck ladies.
Best wishes to the Maura O’Donnell team who play Portsalon in the first leg on Sunday at Northwest.
Our “Play In Pink Open” is next Wednesday 16th. Booking is through the BRS system and visitors entry fee is €15. Thank you for your support!
The last links open of 2020 took place on Thursday with another good showing from members and visitors alike. The conditions on the day made for tougher scoring.
39 points was enough to see Sean O'Kane over the finish line winning by a point from John Coll on 38. Neill Hirrell missed out on 2nd on a break tie taking 3rd with 38 points.
Gross prize goes to Brian Griffin with 76 shots recorded. Adrian McCarter from Portumna GC, Galway won the visitors prize with 35 points, good shooting on a tough day. And last but not least Terry Meenan shot 22 points on the back to win the back nine prize.
With the Thursday Society back in action next week for the 2019 captains day, we would like to thank our members and visitors who supported the links open over the summer months. To our visitors in particular, the fun doesn't stop here, keep an eye on the website for some exciting open competitions over the winter months.
1st. Sean O'Kane 39pts (15) 2nd. John Coll 38pts bot (31) Gross. Brian Griffin 76 gross (6) 3rd. Neil Hirrell 38pts bot (23) Visitor. Adrian Mc Carter 35pts bot (15) Portumna Back 9. Terry Meenan 22pts (9)
Another great turn out despite strong winds and heavy showers on Saturday for the Anniversary Open sponsored by Food for Thought Buncrana. Scoring was difficult for most but not Ciaran Elders who laid down the law winning by three clear points with a score of 40.
Trevor Henderson finds his way back to the winners enclosure with 37 points for 2nd spot, with Michael Walsh taking third just a shot back with 36.
Justin MacLochlain's fine form continues with a fantastic 76 strokes to take the gross prize.
Sixteen visitors entered and it was Niall Butler from Delvin Castle GC, Westmeath who came out top with 35 points, while Conor McClean from Tara Glenn GC, Wexford won the back nine prize with 19 points
1st Ciaran Elders 40pts (21) 2nd Trevor Henderson 37pts (12) Gross Justin MacLochlain 76 gross (5) 3rd Michael Walsh 36pts bot (11) Back 9 Conor McClean 19pts (18) Tara Glen Visitors Niall Butler 35pts (8) Delvin Castle
A drier but perhaps windier day on Sunday for Captain Paul O'Hea's away day at Greencastle Golf Club.
Plenty of prizes on offer for this one. Scoring was tight again, with Bernard McDaid taking 1st prize with 37 points. Padraig McLochlain put in a solid round of 36 points for 2nd beating former President Frank McHale on a break of tie with Frank finishing in 3rd. Niall Campbell took 4th spot on 35 points, also taking the longest drive prize.
Perhaps not the best round he's ever had, but 82 shots was enough to see Stewart McGinlay win the gross prize. Ray Gallgher JNR the back 9 prize with 19 points while Justin MacLochlain showed great accuracy to get closest to the pin.
1st Bernard McDaid 37pts 2nd Padraig MacLochlain 36pts bot Gross Stewart McGinlay 82 gross bot 3rd Frank McHale 36pts 4th Niall Campbell 35pts bot Back 9 Ray Gallagher 19pts bot Longest drive Niall Campbell Nearest the pin Justin MacLochlain Draw for 4 greenfees for Greencastle Sean McGrellis
Special mention this week to Lorraine McGettigan and Sheila Reid who played in the Granard Cup Regionals in Athlone and have progressed to the All Ireland Final in Dublin in October! Great achievement ladies!
Lorraine McGettigan and Sheila Reid who progressed to the All Ireland Final of the Granard Cup in Dublin in October.