Montgomery Emphatic Moyola Winner

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BY four clear points,13 handicapper Callum Montgomery was successful in the Maghera Windows & Doors sponsored Stableford held at Moyola Park.

His winning return was 44points, with Noel McGurk (22) second on 40, just ahead of Kieran Fields (6) also 40.Best gross prize goes to Luke Lennox (-2) with a fine 67.The handicap category winners wer: 0-9,Rory Gribbin (8) 38; 10-17,Gareth Farmer (12) 38; 18 plus, Gary Skelton (23) 37. There were 13 optional twos winners, while well done to Gerald Loughlin for recording a hole in one.

Play came thick and fast each day over the holiday period at the Castledawson course and the Cosmo Airport Parking Stableford concluded as; 1, Patrick Murray (14) 43 (on better back nine); 2, John A. Mulholland (22) 43; Liam Morgan (12) 42. Best gross – Dean Crawford (2) 71. Handicap category 0-9, Dermot Kelly (8) 41; 10-17, Colm Devine (15) 40;18 plus, Conor Bradley (22) 41. Next up, was the Two Person Scamble and this brought victory for the pairing of Pat Quinn (12) and Brian O’Boyle (10), 60.50.

Runners up were Owen Downey (15) and Trevor Currie (14),60.75, while in third sport were Keith Beatty (11) and Damian McCusker (0),61.25.

The Open Stroke competition saw visiting player C.McCullagh (16) take top spot with a round of 69.Second went to Diarmaid McFlynn (10) 71 (on better second nine),third John Fry (Masserene) (14) 71 and best gross came from Chris Selfridge (-2) 70. Handicap category prizes go to ;0-9,David Craig (Whitehead) (7) 72;10-13,Brian Wright (12) 71;14-17,Steven Hawe (15) 71;18 plus,Charlie Donnelly (20) 73.There were 4 optional twos winners, each getting 10 golf balls.

Fresh from his exciting win at the North of Ireland Amateur Open,Chris Selfridge went very close to making it a prestigious double when competing in the Open Strokeplay held at Galgorm Castle,Ballymena.

He had recorded rounds of 70,68,73 and 67 for 278,which was 10 under for the competition. Going into the final round,the Moyola player took the lead at one stage, but he and Dermot McElroy were then level coming to the par 5 18 just pipped to the title by one shot. Damien McCusker had notched a fine first round score of 67.

Through to the final of the annual Watterson Cup club matchplay are Geraldine Kelly and Claire McKenna versus Ann Kelly and Margaret O’Neill.This must be played by Wednesday, August 21.

Current standings in the ladies player of the year table are: Marie Wilson, 32pts; Ciara Boyle, 31pts; Jacqueline Evans, 27pts; Bridget Bradley, 21pts; Fionnuala Walls, 19pts; L. Averill, 15pts; Anne O’Neill, 14pts; Fiona Glass,13pts; Kitty McKenna, 12pts; Mary McGoldrick, 11pts; Eileen McKeague, 9pts; A. Drumm, 8pts; Marion Overend, 7pts; Toni O’Kane, Nuala Henry, Sinead McMeel, Monica Collins, Claire McKenna, Maire Leadon and Una Hegarty, 6pts; Carol Collier, Geraldine Kelly, Christine Crockett and Bernadette Slowey, 5pts. Pat Johnston and Pauline Hutchinson, 4pts ;Ita McHugh, Mairead Diamond,Marie Kyne,M.O’Neill and S.Coyle,3pts;Ann Kelly,Grainne McLean and M.Murphy, 2pts;Bernie O’Neill,1pt. And, the annual Camogie Day will be held at Moyola Park on Monday,5and you can select a time now by contacting the pro shop.

A Nine Hole Competition will be held each Thursday until August 5 will be non qualifying for male members and you can play all day on Thursday, except when there is an open event.Cards should be purchased from the pro shop at £2 each and must be entered into the computer.

Mr Tony McGuire will hold his Captains Day this Saturday, 27 year. Sunday brings a Morning Sweep Stableford and also the A-Line Bedding Mixed Stableford.Monday continues the Seniors (over 50s) Open Stablefords while the ladies compete in their Moyola Ladies Cup / Love Cup competitions next Wednesday, 31 July.Junior golf Summer camps have been scheduled for 30th July to August 1 and August 20 to 22. These will take place each day from 9.45am to 12.30pm, there will be PGA professional tuition,games, activities and competitions.It is for boys and girls aged 7 years plus,limited to 6 players per camp, and fee is £40.Contact Tony as soon as possible to book.Entries are now being taken for a charity golf day which will see proceeds in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.Scheduled for Saturday, 3person team event (best 3 cards) with an individual perpetual trophy and other prizes at stake.Club Lotto draw numbers for Sunday, July 14 - 9, 16, 20 and 22. The £25 winners were Noel Totten and Tony McGuckin.