Mulligan and Graham tops in Killymoon

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Killymoon’s representatives in the Regional Final of the GUI Ulster Branch Centenary 4BBB were decided on Saturday when the pairing of John Mulligan and Lesley Graham carded a 58 nett to edge home two shots ahead of Mervyn Gregg and Josh Lawrence.

In third place were Peter Lewis and Hughie Devlin who also had a net 60 but lost out on the better back nine to Mervyn and Josh.

Gross prize went to Patrick McKernan and Bryan Martin who went round in 66.

The winning pair have booked a June 23rd outing at neighbours Dungannon with a place in the Ulster Final at Royal Belfast up for grabs.

On Sunday Neal Ruddock continued his rich vein of form when he followed up last week’s 48 point winning total with a slightly more run of the mill 44 points just ahead of Malachy Duffin on 43 and the ever consistent Roy Montgomery on 42. Speaking of consistent Bryan Martin shot a level par 70 to add another gross prize to his tally

This weekend Saturday brings the McDaid Trophy (Stableford), a Champion of Champions Qualifier, while the Killymoon Shield (Medal), a betterball competition is the Sunday tournament.

Members are reminded that entries for the Sloane Cup, Twigg Cup and Presidents Trophy close this Friday at 5pm.

The first of the Saturday Junior 9 holes competitions took place this week, sponsored by John Ferguy.

1st: Christopher Reynolds 30 net

2nd: Eoin Mallon 33

Juniors

The Junior competitions continue at 5pm this Saturday, sponsored by Sean Canavan, and all juniors are encouraged to play.

Killymoon held a series of Junior Golf Ireland Easter fun camps, at which over 35 participated. The camp was organised by PGA Golf Professional and ‘UK and Ireland Junior Golf Coach of the Year’ Michael Gallagher. The purpose is to introduce the game to children in a fun relaxed manner. All received an Easter goody bag and the lucky competition winners took home medals and trophies.

Junior Golf coaching is each Monday and Thursday 6-7pm, information from Michael 07849 576678 or www.mgprogolf.com

Draw

The first Lucky Letters Draw took place on Saurday, CEIO the winning combination. With no matches the jackpot goes to £550. Consolation winners were Sam Ferguson and Paul R. Martin.

Fred Daly

Damian Mooney and Gary Wardlow were in cracking form on both days of the Fred Daly Northern Branch PGA Grand Prix Matchplay Finals at Killymoon. Both recorded 4&3 victories in the quarter-finals. Also through were local pro Gary Chambers by virtue of his 2 up victory over Massereene pro David Hughes and Philip Farrell who defeated Dungannon’s Chris Jelly 3&1.

In semi-finals Ballyliffen’s Mooney needed 21 holes to see off the challenge of Farrell and Chambers could not get going against Dunmurry’s Wardlow, going down 2&1. Chambers defeated Farrell at the 18th for third place and Mooney got the better of Wardlow to win the matchplay final at the third time of asking on a 3&1 score.

At the Prize Presentation Phil Posnett, Tournament Organiser, complimented and congratulated the greens staff on the excellent condition of the course and thanked the Killymoon club for their welcome and hospitality. In his victory speech Mooney echoed those sentiments.

The Friday Night 9 Hole Mixed Greensomes will recommence on Friday 19th, start-sheet 5.30-6.30pm and booking may be made online.

Prize Presentation at 9pm, music then in Members Bar with Paddy Dargan.

Girls with altitude

The “two girls with altitude” - Lynn Richardson and Emma-Jayne Earls invite you to join them at a Charity Table Quiz on Friday, proceeds donated to two charities, Alzheimer’s Society and Garden of Hope, Kenya.

The girls are setting off in July to scale the heights of the Andes in Peru, climbing the Inca Trail in search of Machu Picchu, all in the name of charity.

They have taken on this massive physical challenge as they truly believe in the two charities they are supporting.

They are keen to make a difference to the lives of those battling dementia and to help feed the orphans and street children who are helped by the Garden of Hope.

Come along this Friday and support the girls and these two worthy causes! As well as a superb quiz and test of trivia, there will also be a raffle, fabulous prizes such as golf bags, vouchers, and other goodies up for grabs! Entry is £3 per person and there is no limit to the number of team members. The quiz is at 8.30pm.