ON SATURDAY 29th August, Letterkenny Golf Club took on Rathmore in the last 16 of Ulster Senior cup.
Two matches were at home and three matches in Rathmore. In Letterkenny, Cian Harkin lead the way with a brilliant one-up victory. It was nip and tuck the whole way but a birdie 4 on the last was enough to secure the victory.
In the second match, Ciaran Gilcreest win on the 15th to secure another victory.
Over in Portrush, Simon Stephens was out in the first match and battled away but ultimately lost on the 16th. Ryan Griffin also lost on the 16th.
So, it was all down to Jamie Foley’s match. A brilliant first 9 saw Jamie take a 6up lead after 9 holes. He never relented on the back 9 and eventually win 8 and 7.
A magnificent result which puts them through to the quarter finals.
They now play the Warrenpoint in the next round. Match to be played on or before Monday 14th September.
And in other team news Barry Kavanagh’s Junior scratch match play team are through to the county semi-final after beating Bundoran. They play next Sunday 6th of Sept against last year’s champions Murvagh in Portnoo Golf Club
Michael Murphy Open (23/08/2020)
Winner of the Michael Murphy Open was Ciaran Bradley (11) with a terrific 43 points in a round that had ten pars and birdies on the 11th and 18th.
2nd place went to John McIvor (28) with 42 points.
Gross once again went to Cian Harkin (1) in a one over par round 73 including birdies on the 5th, 9th, 11th and 12th.
3rd place went to Sean O’Donnell (12) with 41(BOT) points including birdies on the 15th and 18th.
4th place was Keith Spence (12) also with 41 points.
Farren Roarty Open (26/08/2020)
Winner and best Gross (BOT) was Jamie Foley (3) with a superb one under par round and 41 points including 13 pars and birdies on the 5th, 11th and 13th.
2nd place went to Darragh Heaney (10) with 41 points (BOT) including 12 pars.
3rd place was Pat McGarrigle (22) also with 41 points.
4th place was Joe Blake (11) with 40 points (BOT).
Auto Fast Fit Open (29/08/2020)
On a very windy day in Barnhill that kept the scoring down a bit but it didn’t stop Cork’s finest coming out on top. Charlie Coughlan (10) romped home with 40 points with 9 pars and birdies on the 8th and 18th.
2nd place was Sean Mulroe (12) with 38 points (BOT) including 9 pars.
Gross went to Shane Blake (6) also with 38 points including 12 pars and a birdie on the 15th.
3rd place also with 38 points was Derek Wilson (8) including 11 pars and a birdie on the 11th.
4th place was Frankie McNulty (26) with 37 points (BOT).
AIB Letterkenny Open (30/08/2020)
Winner and best gross was single figure handicapper Chris Duffy (5) returned a gross 71, one under par and total 43 points in a round including 7 Birdies and 7 pars.
2nd place went to another single figure handicapper Kevin Rafferty (4) also with a gross 71 one under par and total 42 points with 5 birdies and 9 pars.
3rd place went to club stalwart Liam Wiseman (9) with 40 points including 12 pars.
4th place on (BOT) went to Martin Doherty (21) with 39 points.
Visitors prize with 16 pars and only 2 bogeys on the card was Barry Farmer.
Cat 4 President prize (24/08/2020)
Noel McGlinchey (29) won with 16 points on (BOT) from Louis Walsh (27) also with 16 points.
Cat 4/John J Doherty Memorial Cup will be played Sunday September 27th. First tee reserved from 11.30am to 12.30pm. See notice board in locker room for more details.
Friday the 28th saw the annual Champagne Scramble Breast Care Centre Northwest.
1st place was the DPD sponsored team Vinny McLaughlin, Kyle Loughrey, Paul Duddy and Marty McGinty with 103 points.
2nd was brothers Robert and Joe Browne along with Robert Browne junior and Graham Donnell with 102 points.
3rd place went to Letterkenny golf club captain’s team of Ed Margey, MP Odonnell, Michael Nelis and Paddy O’Gorman with 99 (BOT).
4th also with 99 points was Ann McGrath’s team.
5th was Paddy McGowan and team.
Nearest to pin Gents; Kieran Sweeney.
Nearest to pin Ladies; Jackie Ireland.
Longest drive Gents; R Donaghy
Longest drive Ladies; Mary Beth McBrearty