Huge numbers continued to turn out at Roe Park last week as the busy season continued with the annual Roe Park Cup Qualifier sponsored by director Jack Wilton.
Played over Thursday and Saturday there was plenty to play for with the top four from each day going into the playoff finals to be played at the end of the season.
With the course playing long it was young Jack Henderson who was the eventual winner carding an excellent score of 40 points.
Robert Godfrey also had a fine round scoring 39 points to finish runner-up.
Liam Berryman and Paul Gilloway both scored 36 points with Liam taking third spot thanks to the count back rule.
Kieran Berryman won the gross prize to ensure he also appears in the play-off final.
Saturday’s qualifier was won by Malcolm Stuart with 39 points. David Armstrong had the same score but had to settle for second, again thanks to the count back rule. Norman McMichael finished third with 38 points and Ricky Cochrane claimed the gross prize.
Golfer of the Year is starting to look like it did last year with Kieran Berryman relentless in his pursuit of a record fourth title as he hits form just at the right time.
He currently sits at the top with 64 points with 15 points separating him and nearest challenger Andy Young who sits in second with 49 points. Andy will of course be giving it his all as he only missed out by a few points last year.
It’s certainly shaping up to be another exciting title race for sure.
Bryan Donaghy lies in third place with 45 points and if he carries on his recent good form could also feature highly at the end of the season.
The North West league got underway last week with Roe Park’s team travelling to Buncrana to play their first round away match. Unfortunately it proved a little too tough with the team eventually losing six matches to one. They will be hoping for better fortune this week as they host Buncrana at home in the return match
Saturday will see the biggest and busiest day of the golfing year at Roe Park as Frank Boyd hosts his Captains’ Day.
Members can look forward to a fun day indeed with some amazing prizes and of course the obligatory beer tent at the tenth hole.
To book a tee time or for any other enquiries call the very helpful and friendly staff at The Golf Shop on 02877760105.
Meanwhile Keith Priestley scored a nett 68 to win first prize in Redcastle Golf Clubs Redcastle Shield.
Keith won narrowly by one stroke from John Kane who scored 69 nett to take second place on a break of tie from Billy Harkin also with 69.
Jim Burns claimed the front nine with 32 nett; Martin Agnew claimed the back nine with 31 nett. Kris McClelland claimed the gross prize with 80.