Latest News – Week Ending 24-08-2014

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The 3rd Green

Strong winds were in evidence for the majority of competitions held at Strandhill Golf Club over the course of the last week but this didn’t stop some excellent scores being returned. Thursday’s Abbott Ireland sponsored 18 Hole Stableford saw some very close scoring with only one point separating the top 3 players. Lady Captain, visit this site Ann Cox and Therese Cosgrove both returned scores of 35pts each with Ann taking top slot by virtue of a better back nine. Caroline Peacock carded a score of 34 points to take third place.

This weeks Friday Open competition told a similar story to the Ladies competition with the top 3 again, ask only separated by a single point. John Morgan from Ballinamore and John McCallion from Co. Sligo both returned scores of 39 points each with John Morgan winning on the back nine. Peter McDonnell carried on his fine form from the Jimmy Bruen Finals to return a score of 38pts which seen him take third spot.

Saturday’s competition was Keane’s Filling Station sponsored 18 Hole Stableford and again this was another tight affair. Don Conlon took first place with 38 points followed closely by Eamon Howley with a score of 37 points. Diarmuid Finan added to his win in last Sunday’s competition by rounding out the top 3 positions with a score of 35 points.

The ladies competition on Sunday was the Aisling Hair & Beauty sponsored 18 Hole Stroke. In spite of strong winds making conditions difficult, case some good scores were returned. Marianna Little clinched the win with a fantastic score of 69, two strokes ahead of Lorna Hill who shot a 71. Kathleen Kelpie finished third with a round of 73. Lorna Hill also carded the lowest gross score of 85, three stroke ahead of her nearest challenger.

The mens  18 Hole Stableford competition was sponsored by Car Valeting Ballast Quay and turned out to be a very close affair with only one point separating the top 3 positions. Colin Foran put in an excellent performance to post a score of 40 points which was only just enough to see him take first place. Noel McHale finished a close second with 39 points while Derek Gray, also scoring 39 points but losing out on the back nine, taking third spot.



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