McShane shines at Prehen to claim Sunday’s title

Despite the poor weather City of Derry Golf Club played well on Sunday.
Despite the poor weather City of Derry Golf Club played well on Sunday.

Bad weather in the afternoon meant that the Club Stableford was restricted to those early morning starters and it was changed to a simple Ball Sweep.

Michael McShane (27) scored 41 points for a clear cut win and Club Treasurer Rob Jefferson took his second prize of the weekend with 39 points courtesy of a favourable tie break.

Jonathan Love (10) had a most impressive 43 points to take the first prize in the Julian Open on Saturday, he dropped only three shots to par and birdied the long 17th to clinch victory.

A triple tie break on 41 points was settled in favour of John Flynn (13) for second place, his birdies at Foyle and The Quarry helping him to a 22 point back nine.

Jonathan Heywood (21) is enjoying a great run of form presently and even though he blanked the last hole he still managed third place just ahead of John Hancock (16) who will no doubt be pleased with his fourth place despite having two sevens on his card.

A welcome return to form from Reg North (23) saw him take fifth place on 39 points break of tie. He has plenty of room for improvement because he had a blank, a triple bogey and two double bogeys in his round.

Stephen McKeegan (3) scored 34 points to take the best gross on a count back.

Last Thursday’s competition at Prehen was claimed by Ronan Coyle (10) after a break of tie finish when he scored 40 points. Second was Brian Burns (16), who also finished with 40 points and Colin Jeffrey (8) with 39 points was third. Aaron Gross (1) with 36 points claimed the gross prize and Paul McColgan (2) also with 36 points won the visitor’s game.