McGee Wins on B.O.T


After the disappointment of Saturday, when a cruel, hard frost put paid to any golfing hopes at City of Derry, members welcomed the benign conditions and sunny start to the Sunday Society competition. By the end of play Seamus McGee(13) was the proud occupier of top spot after surviving a BOT clash on 35 points with second place finisher Tom Stephenson. Seamus amassed 22 points on the front nine where he garnered no fewer than twelve points from pars on the first four holes. Meanwhile Tom was refusing to go quietly and recorded 21 points for the corresponding nine holes. But, with the competition restricted to fifteen holes to accommodate the largest possible competition field in these shortened days of winter, Tom found that his 35-point total fell foul of the complicated BOT rules and he was regulated to second place.  


The third place finisher was George Pearson(16) who played out yet another “interesting” round of golf when even his companions thought they might have mislaid him in the gathering dusk. With 24 points captured from nine holes of play it seemed that, having routed the paltry challenge of playing partners Gary Leckey, Wyn Donnell and Thomas O’Neill, he was in the market for crowing rights over the whole field! However, golf is a cruel game and as George’s putter went cold in the impending gloom he found he had only carded 34 points in total and, consequently, had to be content with the cold turkey of a minor placing instead of the longed for victory feast accompanied with the customary boasting binge!


The last three prize positions were all decided on break-of-tie when no fewer than five players carded 33-point totals. The unhappy Brian McClelland was, not for the first time this year, the initial tiebreak casualty and the big-hitting Paul McIntyre swiftly followed him from prize contention. Patrick Mulvenna(6) then found that his 33 points just shaded that of maestro John Woods(10) who had to be content with fifth spot and Damian King(10) clung on to the sixth prize on offer.


Results: Mike Carroll.

Report: Martin Doherty

23.01.17 Sunday Society (15 Holes)

 Pos

Name

H/C

Score

1st

Seamus McGee

13

35*

2nd

Tom Stevenson

20

35

3rd

George Pearson

16

34

4th

Patrick Mulvenna

6

33*

5th

John Woods

10

33*

6th

Damian King

10

33*

*Break of tie