Michael McDaid (10) proved that old biblical maxim true, he was last to finish in the Black and Adams Homes Limited sponsored Open at Prehen on Saturday but still managed to take the first prize with a well compiled 41 points in less than ideal conditions.
Ian Orr (16) with 39 points was the leader up to the last minute but eventually had to settle for the runner up spot.
Peter Hasson (5) took third place with 38 points on a count back with Ronan Curran (25) from Letterkenny who is showing great potential having three blanks and still finished on the prize list.
Ernie Heywood (2) was best gross with 34 points and the best nines prizes went to Conor Given (17) 22 points on the front nine and 1658 Martin Doherty (19) 21 points on tthe back nine.
Aubrey Taylor (6) was the clear winner of the Weekly Thursday Open at Prehen carding a very steady 41 points just one point ahead of the runner up Michael O’Hara (16).
Third place was decided by a count back that fell in favour of Adrian Leckey (8) who had 39 points, 21 of them coming over the back nine. Another Taylor, Aaron (1) nephew of the winner took the gross prize going round in 69 shots. Paul Duffy (6) from Faughan Valley was the best visitor with 38 points.
The City of Derry Ladies Prehen Salver Open sponsored by Mulgrew Orthodontist was played in what can only be described as a real winters day, well done to everyone that ventured out.
Top honours went to Maire McReynolds with 34 points with the rest of the field hot on her heels.
Many thanks to Lesley and also to Kathleen Gallagher for her tapes of years gone by.
Second was Marie Clifford (27) after she scored 34 points and Jennie Flanagan (13) with 33 points was third after a break of tie finish.
The Gross winner Naoimh Quigg (2) after she finished with 28 gross points and Foyle member Sadie O’Kane secured the visitor’s prize. Ann Wallace (20) with 17 points claimed the front nine and Lucy Smyth (22) with 17 points was best on the back nine.