Dungannon wins for Corey, O’Neill and Hetherington

Ross McKillion right is congratulated by the club captain, Denver Smith, for winner the Dr Joe Hackett, Chest, Heart & Stroke Trophy.
Ross McKillion right is congratulated by the club captain, Denver Smith, for winner the Dr Joe Hackett, Chest, Heart & Stroke Trophy.

Scoring was pretty good in the Charles McKenna Cup and the best of all the 40-plus achievers was Brian Corey, who won with a fine 45 points.

He got home in the Molloy Fuels-sponsored event two clear of James Philip O’Neill, with third-placed Wayne Reid who carded a fine 42 points total and edged out several other players on the same score.

Winner: Brian Corey 45pts, Runner-up: James Philip O’Neill 43, Third: Wayne Reid 42BBN, Gross: Conor McCaughey 71, 0–10: Matthew Rice 41pts, 11–17 David White 42BBN, 18plus: Gerard C Cullen 42

There were 23 twos registered over the course of the day.

It was great to see a bit of sunshine during the past week and it showed that there is significant benefit to one and all, not least because the number of participants in the competitions doubled.

Let’s hope they get a lot more of this weather, 67 members having taken part in the Wednesday medal.

Wednesday Medal, 20th April

Winner: Malachy O’Neill 44pts, Runner-up: Eddie Dorman 42, Third: Niall Hasson 41BBN

The matchplay sheets are now in the shop for the following competitions: Dungannon Cup, Democrat Cup, Club Shield, Club Foursomes and the Traders Cup one-day event. Sunday 26th June is a day and please support this.

Other dates to remember: 27th April Senior’s Open, 30th April and 1st May – Neil Mether Cup and PGA Tankard

7th and 8th May Centenary Medal.

Meantime, in glorious sunshine the Ladies of Dungannon Golf Club competed for the April Medal and McQueen Cup Qualifier.

Twenty six Ladies played and as always, competition was keen.

The silver medal was won by Karen Hetherington (Lady Captain) with a splendid score of 73 nett, while the bronze medal went to Alison Chestnutt, who was just a single shot behind.

Qualifiers who go forward to the matchplay stage for the McQueen Cup are: Karen Hetherington, Alison Chestnutt, Anne Smith, Deirdre O’Rourke, Eileen Moore, Pauline Campbell, Sarah Rafferty, Lorraine Wilson, Anne Currie, Hazel Annesley, Grainne Smith and Roisin Kelly.