Husband and wife pair claim top prize

Mr. Michael McCullough, captain, City of Derry Golf Club, presents the Open Mixed Foursomes Matchplay Championship trophy to John and Cheryl Chambers on Sunday afternoon. On right is Mr. Ciaran Burke, and on left, Veronica Burke, tournament organisers. DER3813JM090
Mr. Michael McCullough, captain, City of Derry Golf Club, presents the Open Mixed Foursomes Matchplay Championship trophy to John and Cheryl Chambers on Sunday afternoon. On right is Mr. Ciaran Burke, and on left, Veronica Burke, tournament organisers. DER3813JM090

THE final of the prestigious City of Derry Open Mixed Foursomes Matchplay Championship, now in it’s 25th year, came to a conclusion last Wednesday, with a resounding victory for the husband and wife paring of Cheryl and John Chambers.

With entrants drawn from Dunfanaghy, North-West, Greencastle, Redcastle, Foyle and City of Derry Golf Clubs the final was contested by Cheryl (20) and John (10) and Ciara Quigg (15) and Ernie Heywood (Scr).

After setting up a 2 up lead after 3 holes Cheryl and John were never behind at any time in the

match and despite being pegged backon two occasions to 1 hole they nevertheless played steady golf using their eight shots to good advantage.

In reaching the final the Chambers paring defeated Kathleen Hutton and Andy Meenaghaa and the Quigg Heywood partnership overcame Anne Hamilton and Cormac McGeady on the semi-finals.

The traditional Plate competition takes place on this coming Sunday and Tee times can be booked

through the Pro Shop at City of Derry GC.

Meanwhile at Faughan Valley, Stephen Robb (19) pipped Niall McTaggart (17) to Saturday’s Monthly Medal stroke play competition.

The fourball better ball competition on Sunday, was claimed by Barney O’Connor and Thomas Parkhill who finished with 42 points, second was Eoghan T Brolly and Martin Carlin who scored 41 points and John Kelly and Conrad Carlin were third after they scored 40 points.

This week’s Open stableford competition at Faughan Valley, which is sponsored by James O’Hara Motors, takes place on Saturday and Sunday and there will be a time-sheet in operation.