Spring time sees scores drop around the county

Golf

Balla

The Stableford competition sponsored by Tolsters bar was won by Oliver Moran with a fine back six seeing him just over the line with a score of 37. Chris Jennings took the silver medal position with a score of 37 also, with Martin Boyle a score further back in third place. The ladies’ competition was won by Kitty O’Connor who finished with a score of 35, two back in second place was Mary Neary, while Mary B Prendergast took third on 32. The youths’ prize was won by Conor Holian with a score of 21. Mary Lavin scored a hole in one on the 16th and this weekend’s competition is a Stableford event sponsored by Sheridan Electrics. A prize giving ceremony for the recent competition winners will take place in Tolsters bar tonight April 16.

Ballina

The drive off competition sponsored by Terry Campbell was won by Kenny Casey with a score of 45, Stephen Doherty’s back nine play saw him claim second on 42, with Eoin McLoughlin winning the gross prize. Third place went to John Muldoon with a score of 42. The four-ball better ball competition played last Sunday saw the team of Paul Cawley and Walter Gavin take the win with a score of 47, just one a head of second placed pair Paddy Myers and PJ Corrigan.

The club will hold a fundraising classic on Saturday April 17. Teams of four at €100 per team any combination. There will be lots of valuable prizes on the day. A time sheet is in operation, for details contact Tina at 096 21050.

 

Ballyhaunis

The Stableford competition sponsored by An Lochán bar and Restaurant saw Phil Glynn win out the ladies’ section with a score of 42, Mary Kelly came second just one behind, with Breege Folliard third on 39. The gents’ section was won by Seamus Forde with a score of 41, which was the same score as second placed Aiden Fitzmaurice and third placed David Murphy.

Claremorris

The Merrick Cup qualifier saw Gary Brett win out with a score of 66 nett, Pat Killeen won the Cat 1 section with 72 nett, Fergus Maxwell won the Cat 2 section scoring 68 nett, and Brendan Walsh claimed the Cat 3 section with a score of 69 nett. The ladies’ competition last weekend saw Eimear Daly win out with 33 pts, Emma Prenty came second on 40 pts, and Patricia Prendergast came third 32 pts. The club scramble will recommence this Tuesday April 20 at 5pm.

Mulranny

The competition sponsored by Horkans Castlebar last weekend was won by John Joyce with a score of 39. Brian McDonald came home in second place also on 39, with Oliver Feeney coming third on 37. This weekend’s competition is sponsored by Downtown Records.

Westport

The Fred Daly team gave an improving performance against a strong Castlebar team on Sunday last. In an overall 5 - 2 defeat there were notable victories from Jack Healy and Matthew Golden. Jim Browne must be very happy with the early season form of his junior golfers. Three of his charges featured in the top five of the Permanent TSB GOY, and Sam Gillivan shot an amazing 49pts in last Wednesday’s open competition. Gillivan is an early contender for the April golfer of the month.

The Gar Golden junior matchplay is well under way and competitors are requested to ensure all matches are played in time. A reminder also to the ladies that the second round of the club matchplay must be finished by April 17.

The Donie O’Connor memorial GOY takes place next Saturday and Sunday. Competitors are requested to play in three balls and the competition is scheduled to be a strokeplay event. The presentation will take place on Sunday night next.

 

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