THE hugely popular Winter Open Series sponsored by Auto Fast Fit Letterkenny and Michelin Tyres is heading towards the final straight at Portsalon Golf Club.
There are two remaining events on February 22nd and March 7th.
The leaderboard is very tight with two more qualifiers and the prospect of double points scoring in Event 8 on March 7th.
Leading the way is last year’s winner Daniel Shields on 92 points.
His lead is as slim as they come with Patrick McCloskey just a point behind on 91.
The top four is completed by Noel Fisher (89) and Paul Given (84).
The top ten includes plenty dangers seeking to win the overall first prize, a set of Michelin Tyres worth €500, and it would be foolish to discount the likes of David McCormick (77), Sean Forbes (76), Seamus Patton (72) or Pascal Cullen (68).
The most recent event went to Donal Callaghan Snr, who is now inside the top ten on 73 points.
All to play for over the final two events in the Portsalon Winter Open Series before the overall winner gets to take himself to Auto Fast Fit for those brand new Michelin Tyres in mid-March!
Portsalon Open Winter Series – Saturday 1st February sponsored by Auto Fast Fit Letterkenny and Michelin Tyres
Winner: Donal Callahan Snr (15) – 39 pts
Runner-up: Noel Fisher (14) – 38 pts BOT
Gross: Noel Callan (Scratch) – 29 gross pts
Third: John Bowe (18) – 38 pts
Visitor: Patrick McCloskey (7, Moyola Park) – 36 pts
Gents Members Sunday 2nd February
Winner: Patrick Ronaghan (17) – 43 pts BOT
Runner-up: Dermot Shields (11) – 43 pts
Gross: Diarmuid Logue (6) – 30 gross pts
Third: Denis Friel (18) – 41 pts
McGonagle tames the Ladies Winter Links
CLAIRE McGonagle (6) showed why she’s playing off a handicap of 6 with a superb round of golf during the Ladies Winter Links held on Thursday last, closely followed by Kathleen McKeague, Ballyliffin Golf Club. With many struggling with the strong gusting winds, they made light work of the course to record a clear four and five-shot lead, respectively, from the rest of the field.
Ladies Winter Links 30th January Results:
Winner: Claire McGonagle (6) – 39pts
Runner-up: Kathleen McKeague (22) Ballyliffin – 38pts
Gross: Anne Cannon (11) Letterkenny 23 pts Third: Claire Ferry (15) – 33pts
Fourth: Ann Friel (14) Ballyliffin – 31pts BOT
Fifth: Sarah Nicholl (16) – 31 pts BOT
First Nine: Margaret Hynes (21) B&S – 18 pts
Second Nine: Marie D’Urso (14) Ballyliffin – 19 pts
The Ladies January Monthly was won by Deirdre O’Toole (14) with 69pts from Sarah Nicholl (16) with 66pts.
Members Competition on Sunday 2nd February was won by Sarah Nicholl, 34pts.
Dates for your diary
Ladies Members competition every Sunday and Friday as the alternative day. Ladies Monthly competitions are ongoing. Ladies Winter Links on Thursday 27th February and 26th March (Links Captains Day).