Williamson’s Captain’s Cup
It was only courtesy of a better back nine, but John Williamson was, nonetheless, a worthy winner of the Captain’s Cup at Dungannon Golf Club.
Williamson edged the verdict in the event sponsored by McCrystal Furnishings ahead of Adrian Nugent and around 150 other members who took took to the course in this prestigious annual competition.
John Williamson 43
Adrian Nugent 43
David Abraham 42
Gross: Joe Timlin 70
Conor McKenna 41
Lewis Gribben 42 18plus:
Norman Kirk 42
Gerard Loughran, Brian Skeffington, Cathal McGee and Gerard McGee were the big winners when the club held an Open Day to raise funds for a new tee box at the 16th, which is on thbe left hand side at the approach to the club grounds. It is intended that it will stand out as a magnificent feature at the entrance.
Forty teams entered, including some ladies teams. On a sunny day, participants were greeted after the seventh green by the restaurant staff providing a much welcomed hotdog which kept the energy going for the rest of the round.
Thanks are extended to those who sponsored tees, snacks and prizes.
The winners, who carded 126 points, have an overnight stay and golf at Slieve Russell.
Runners-up David White, Steven White, Paul Daly and Conor McCaughey, 125, won a round at the K Club. Third-placed Enda McStrovog, Ian Rafferty, Gerard Hamilton and Damien Jackson, 124, enjoy a round at Carton House.
Conor McKenna, Stephen Hurson, Vinnie Donnelly and Kieran Hagan, 120, will play Lough Erne.Fifth–placed Mark Skeffington, Pat Holland, Sean Mallon and Eugene Hughes, 115, won a round at Farnham Estate.
Best ladies team, winning a fourball to Rockmount, were Lorraine Wilson, Bernadette Keenan, Karen Hetherington and Ann Coulter
The lucky dip prize winners of a fourball to the Slieve Russell were Anthony Cush, Brian Mills, Pat O’Kane and Gerard Kerr.
And nearest the pin was won by Barry Devlin.
A good week for Brian Skeffington was completed on Wednesday when he got home on countback ahead of Kieran Hagan to win the Seniors Open sponsored by Stanley Emerson, while Ciaran McGirr came out tops by a single point in the Medal competition with Gerard Currie second best.
The Roberts Cup team, captained by Conor McKenna are through to the final and played their first leg at Dungannon, achieving eleven points, date of the return leg at Castlehume to be confirmed.
The Junior Cowdy team, captained by Jim Burnside, won their place in the finals by beating Omagh and will meet Down Royal, dates to be confirmed.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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