Hot scoring from Fergal in great weather

Published: 23 Aug 2012 13:000 comments

Club President's day Saturday was Forster Richardson's President's Day at Castle Hume and was one of the finest days for golf of the summer.

Taking part in the Castle Hume Presidents Day are from left, Raymond Farrell, President Clogher Valley, Jim McClintock, past captain Castle Hume and Ignatius Daly, President Fintona Golf Club.<<

With the good weather and the course in fine condition, it was no surprise that some excellent scores were recorded. Taking the top prize with a great score of nett 63 was Fergal Lunny. second went to Anthony Cassidy with 65 nett and third was Graham Veitch also 65 nett, fourth was Hugh Johnston with 66 nett and fifth with 66 nett was Brian Irvine. The gross went to Dara McManus who had 71 gross points.

These prizes and lots of others in different categories were presented by the President after a celebration dinner on Saturday evening. In what was a full clubhouse the President thanked everyone for their support in coming out on the day and their generous support for his nominated charity in lieu of gifts.

He complimented the ground staff for the excellent condition of the course and the restaurant and bar staff for looking after the members and guests so well on the evening. He wished the Joe Carr team captained by Arthur Cathcart all the best of luck for their Ulster final the following day away to Balmoral GC. He commented further on the great achievement of our teams in their respective competitions with so many of them having reached the finals. Concluding he wished everyone an enjoyable evening and handed over to the music man himself Big Tommy.

Juniors

With two fantastic titles on offer at the Junior Summer Series, a turnout of 45 young golfers took to the Castle Hume fairways for the Foster Richardson President's Prize and the Marian McGinnity Lady Captain's Prize to the Junior Girls. All the young golfers did not disappoint in their quest to gaining the top spots.

In the 18 hole President's competition, scoring was of the highest standard with the top five scores all over 40 stableford points. 

Taking the top spot and the much sought after Foster Richardson Cup was the very steady Jordan Elliott. Playing off his 15 handicap, Jordan had a fantastic front nine carding 21 points. His consistency and ball striking was outstanding and a further 22 points on the homeward nine holes completed a fantastic 43 points total. Congratulations to Jordan on a superb performance.

In runner-up spot by virtue of a better back nine was Kieran Kelly with a brilliant 42 points just pipping the very consistent Rory Flynn into the third podium place. All the prizewinners are to be congratulated on a fantastic display of golf that will be reflected in much well deserved handicap reductions.

With the President's Prize results forming part of the overall Junior Summer Series Winner, the scores are close with Sean O'Reilly, Kieran Kelly and Damhan Saunderson currently taking the top three places. 

With double points on offer for the last Junior Event of the year, it is all to play for in what has been a truly memorable Junior Summer Series. 

In the nine nole competition, Jonathan Long was the overall winner with 23 points. In second place was Fergal Keenan also with 23 points and completing the winners was Tommy Murphy with a very good 20 points. Congratulations to all our nine hole winners

 In the five hole competition, Jack Cassidy, Niall Keenan and Conal Sweeney were the overall winners, with Malachy McManus and Jamie Frazier taking the visitors' prizes.

The Lady Captain's Prize was won by Olivia Graham with Sarah Russell coming a very close second. In third place was Kathryn Dane.

On behalf of the Junior Section a big thank you to President Forster Richardson and Lady Captain Marian McGinnity for their invaluable support to the Junior Summer Series and their sponsorship of the competitions.

The winner of the Sunday open competition on August 19 was Frazer McClean who had 40pts. The club's teams continue to perform well in their finals with most having played their first leg.

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