Birdies help McKnight clinch Weekly Thursday Open

The annual Open Week at City of Derry Golf Club gets underway later this month.
The annual Open Week at City of Derry Golf Club gets underway later this month.

Connor McKnight (13) scored a massive 46 points to win the Weekly Thursday Open at City of Derry by a convincing seven shot margin.

Birdies at the 2nd and back to back birdies on 11 and 12 gave him 12 points on those holes and an unbeatable overall score.

Des Elliot (17) playing out of Ballyliffin was the runner up and best visitor of the day with his 39 points. Michael Houston (12) needed a favourable break of tie to finish in third place with 38 points.

Leading low man was Lester Moore (1) who despite blanking the first and sixteenth holes still had 33 gross points to take that particular prize.

Prehen’s Annual Open Week commences on Saturday May 30th and times for visitors on both Saturday’s (30th May and 6th June) can now be booked through Sam Smallwoods in the Pro Shop on 02871311496. Visitor times on the other days of the week may be booked through the shop or on line at www.cityofderrygolfclub.com