Golf: Canning wins President’s Day title

Maurice Quigg and the winners of his prize to the Ladies and Men Dermot Canning and Vivienne Houston.

Maurice Quigg and the winners of his prize to the Ladies and Men Dermot Canning and Vivienne Houston.

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There was a massive turnout for Mr Maurice Quigg’s President’s Day at City of Derry on Saturday and the main prize went to Dermot Canning (6) who relived the halcyon days of his youth by returning 42 points in less than ideal weather conditions.

A former scratch golfer Dermot now only finds time for occasional golf but he was able to produce the goods on the day and was a worthy winner on the day.

Ciaran Burke (14) was second on 40 points, a fine performance considering his unfortunate blank at the 17th but that’s golf and Ciaran was more than happy to finish so far up the prize list.

Michael Feeney (9) had 38 points as did Barry McCallion (18), the tie break fell in Michael’s favour for third place with Barry taking fourth nett.

Best gross fittingly enough was taken by the President’s son Sean (2) who had 36 points and Ernie Heywood (2) was awarded second gross with his 34 points.

Category prizes went to Ronan Coyle (7) 37 points break of tie in the 5-9 group, John O’Doherty (13) 37 points bot in group 10-17 and Seamus Given (18) was leader in 18-28 group with 36 points also on bot.

Brian Long (6) and James Desmond (16) took the front and back nines respectively with 21 and 20 points each break of tie.

Jordan Greer (20) had 39 points and won the young adults prize and best veteran on the day with 36 points was Norman Kane (18).

Paul O’Donnell (11) took home the non-qualifier’s prize with 36 points and the leading visitor was Jamie Tomlinson (8) who hails from New Zealand but plays his golf in Australia and had 31 points.