Rena Boyle won this year’s Lady Captain’s Prize and she was presented with her award by Margaret Roarty at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club
Seamus McDonagh is hosting the events this week and we wish the Captain the very best. The big tussle will be for the Captain’s Prize itself on Saturday and Sunday and many are eyeing the biggest prize of the season. I do know that the Dungloe golfer will have everyone laughing, both at him and with him!
Hugh Smith won the Clock Tower Medal on Sunday, finishing head of a large field by virtue of a break-off-tie. The experienced Killybegs golfer overcame a number of setbacks during his round to get over the line, the attainment of several important pars the secret to his success.
The Bank Holiday scramble was won by the group of Finnian O’Doherty, Donie McCole, Kevin Patton and Frankie Quinn. An amazing twelve birdies were recorded during the round, with every hole on the back nine yielding to a score of one under par. I have never before come across such a nine and the lads deserve all the plaudits!
Andrew McGovern demonstrated more of his great potential on Wednesday with a fine success in the Wednesday Open. Over 160 golfers took part, yet scoring was difficult. Andrew came closest to breaking par, his 35 points consisting of two nines of 20 and 15 respectively.
The Junior team tried valiantly to win their Fred Daly plate match but Letterkenny proved just too strong. The boys won 4-3 at home but lost 5 matches away. The Senior men also came unstuck, this time against Bundoran, losing 3-2 at home and not being able to repair the damage in the away leg. On a positive note, Finnian O’Doherty won the Donegal Boys’ Championship in Narin last Thursday with a 77 and we congratulate him on his continued good form. Connor Mallon also had a good week, finishing runner-up in the prestigious Ulster PGA at Lough Erne after losing a play-off. There’s more to come yet from the engaging pro this summer.
The professionals are running a junior camp on the 23rd and 24th of August. Juniors must be in the 6 to 15 age category. For further details, please ring the Pro Shop at 0749545107.
August 8: Clock Tower Bar & Bistro Medal 1. Hugh Smith (22) 71 b.o.t.; 2. Gerard Feeney (15) 71; 3. Maurice Crotty (14) 72 b.o.t.; Cat A Rab Brady (11) 73 b.o.t.; Cat B Lyle Taggart (14) 72; Cat C Pat Connaghan (21) 74 b.o.t.; Nines: Pat O’Gorman (18) 30.5; Shane O’Neill (13) 36.5; CSS 73; Twos: 6 balls August 5: Donegal Boys Championship 1. Finnian O’Doherty 77 August 4: Wednesday Open 1. Andrew McGovern )10) 35; 2. Paddy Boyle (18) 34 b.o.t.; 3. Brian McGovern (21) 34 b.o.t.; CSS 72; Twos: 32 balls August 2: Scramble 1. Finnian O’Doherty, Donie McCole, Kevin Patton, Frankie Quinn 56.7; 2. Margaret Roarty, Martin Roarty, Annette McGettigan, Kevin Doherty 58.2; 3. Richard Shepherd, Helen Shepherd, Mark Shepherd, Gail Park 59.2;
Thursday, August 12: Captain’s Prize to the Juniors Friday, August 13: Captain’s Mixed Foursomes Saturday/Sunday, August 14/15: Mr. Seamus McDonagh’s Captain’s Prize Wednesday, August 18: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;