The ever popular O’Doherty Brothers Open for Ladies and Gents was the competition of the day on Saturday at City of Derry Golf Club Open Week. As the heat of the week built so did the number of competitors and this competition saw more than one hundred and sixty vying for first prize. Mr Ryan Rutherford(24) carried his Friday back nine good form into the Saturday competition setting a hot pace as he raced to the turn in only 45 shots for 21 points. Steadiness was the foundation of those nine holes and he set his lead in stone when he returned a further 23 points over the closing holes for a 44-point unassailable total. Mr Robin McClay(13) and Mr Kevin Barrett(16) needed a break-of –tie to decide the second and third places when they both 42 point totals. Mr McClay’s superior back nine was the deciding factor that allowed him to bring home second prize but Mr Barrett will not be left flat with his third place finish. Mr Ian Anthony(6) took fourth prize with 40 points, scratch player Mr Kealan Quigg lifted the Visitor’s Prize, Ms Kathleen Desmond was the best of the ladies with 34 points and Mr Pat Logue’s 39 points answered all the questions as to who was the best veteran on the day. For the shot of the day, much to the joy of playing partners Messrs Long, Barrett and Watson,  Mr Andrew McFeeley holed out with a beautifully weighted sand iron at the difficult Par 3 15th,”The Quarry”. Luckily for Mr McFeely he and his partners had purchased tickets for the Saturday Night clubhouse entertainment with the Palais Swing Band and could be found still analysing Mr McFeeley’s only shot of the day as the bar closed for business!

  

Results: Mike Carroll.

Report:  Martin Doherty

04.06.16 O’Doherty Bros. Open

 Pos

Name

H/C

Score

1st

Ryan Rutherford

13

44

2nd

Robin McClay

13

42*

3rd

Kevin Barrett

16

42

4th

Iain Anthony

6

40

Veteran

Pat Logue

27

39

Visitor

Kealan Quigg

scr

37

Lady

Kathleen Desmond

36

34

Home: 70 (36pts),  (Men - Yellow Tees)
Home: 72 (37pts),  (Ladies - Red Tees) *Break of tie