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Castle Hume’s Donnelly wins at Mahee Island

June 7, 2017

It was bright and windy at well-manicured Mahee Island for the staging of another round in the PGA Summer Masters tournament, with Shaun Donnelly making the best of the conditions.
The cross-country trip for the Castle Hume club professional paid dividends as he posted a one-over-par 69 to stay clear of the chasing pack, three shots ahead of Ciarán Molloy (Ardee), Chris Carvill (Belvoir Pk) and Gary Chambers (Killymoon).
Four birdies and five bogeys decorated the winner’s card with, ironically, bogey fives at the sixth, seventh and 13th holes being caused by tree trouble. His other bogey was when he was short at the 16th and failed to get up and down in regulation.
Over the first nine holes, Donnelly’s birdies were pencilled in at the third, where he pitched to four feet, and the ninth, where he rolled in a 25-footer for another birdie three.
Second time around, he chipped to three feet at his 10th hole for another birdie and his fourth birdie three landed at his finishing hole as he sank a 15-footer.
Blackwood six-handicapper Paul Holmes won the amateur’s nett prize with 37 points while Andrew Clegg, who plays off one at Donaghadee, took the gross award, matching Donnelly’s 69.
Pro Ciarán Molloy and Blackwood amateurs Paul Holmes, Jim Connolly and Colin Treston (8) were the team winners, carding 95 points.

Summer Masters Mahee Island scoreboard

Leading scores
PGA Summer Masters at Mahee Island
Professionals: 69 (+1) – S Donnelly (Castle Hume).
72 – C Molloy (Ardee), C Carvill (Belvoir Pk), G Chambers (Killymoon).
73 – C Gallaher (Greenacres), G Graham (Groomsport GR).

Amateurs: Nett, 37 pts – P Holmes 6 (Blackwood).
38 – S Wiles 8 (Belvoir Pk).
37 – J Connolly 12 (Blackwood).
Gross, 69 (+1) – A Clegg 1 (Donaghadee).
Team: 95 pts – Pro C Molloy (Ardee) with P Holmes 6, C Treston 8 & J Connolly 12 (all Blackwood).

With thanks to Tony McGee


Brian McElhinney holds off Damien McEvoy to win UGA event at Ballycastle

December 1, 2016

A composed two under par 69 gave Brian McElhinney victory in the Ping PGA Ulster Golfers’ Alliance event at Ballycastle GC.
The North West GC professional finished one shot ahead of home-club pro, Damien McEvoy, who was left to rue a double-bogey at the par four 16th.
In third place was Shaun Donnelly (Castle Hume) on level par 71, as the former Ballycastle hurler returned to pastures old, where he played his amateur golf.
Winning the amateur’s nett prize, on 42 points, was Shandon Park five-handicapper Ward Farrell, who outshot his dad Philip, the Laganview Golf Centre pro. Philip carded a one-over 71 for joint fourth position.
The gross amateur winner was local scratch player Michael Dallat who posted 37 points.
McEvoy missed out on individual honours, but he managed to guide amateur partners Ciaren Moat (7), Alan McCook (10) and Hugh Sayers (6) to the team prize with 90 points.
The next UGA Ping event is at Royal Belfast on December 6.

Ping PGA Ulster Golfers’ Alliance at Ballycastle – scoreboard link

Ping PGA Ulster Golfers’ Alliance November Tournament at Ballycastle
Professionals: 69 (-2) – B McElhinney (North West).
70 – D McEvoy (Ballycastle).
71 – S Donnelly (Castle Hume).
72 – C Carvill (Belvoir Pk), G Wardlow (Spa), P Farrell (Laganview).
73 – C Lyttle (Ballyclare).
Amateurs: Nett, 42 pts – W Farrell 5 (Shandon Pk).
39 – G Robinson 12 (Carrickfergus).
38 – I Smyth 3 (Clandeboye)
38 – C Moat 7 (Ballycastle)
Gross – 37 pts – M Dallat scr (Ballycastle).
Team –  90 pts – Pro D McEvoy with Amateurs C Moat 7, A McCook 10 & H Sayers 6 (all Ballycastle).

With thanks to Tony McGee


Mooney makes his mark at Castle Hume

June 12, 2016

Damien Mooney (Nevada Bobs Belfast) stamped his authority all over the Castle Hume Pro-Am carding a five under par 65 to win by two shots.
The Belfast golfer has a track record of producing low scores at the Enniskillen course. In 2006 he carded rounds of 65/66 to win the Ulster PGA Championship by 10 shots.
One of the early starters, Damien birdied the third, eighth and then eagled the par four ninth, pitching in from 63 yards, to reach the turn in four under 31.
He made a few mistakes over the back nine, with birdies at the 12th, 14th and 18th offset by dropped shots at 13 and 16 as he came home in one under 34.
“It’s a course that’s certainly matured over the years and all the wee trees that were planted have grown now so you have to be careful off the tee,” said Mooney.
“The pars threes are also a challenge so overall it’s a good test.”
Delgany’s Mark Staunton finished in second at Castle Hume following a three under par 67. Staunton played his opening 13 holes in five under par but three dropped shots in the space of four holes cost him his chance of victory.
David Ryan (Cahir Park GC), Simon Thornton, Tim Rice (Limerick GC) and Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) shared third place on one under par.
Local man Mark Beckett, now working at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, guided his amateur partners, Pat Duffy, Peter Beckett and Damien Burns to success in the team event with 94 points.

Castle Hume Pro-Am
at Castle Hume GC
Leading results
1 Damian Mooney (Nevada Bobs Belfast) 65
2 Mark Staunton (Delgany GC) 67
T3 David Ryan (Cahir Park GC) 69
T3 Simon Thornton 69
T3 Tim Rice (Limerick GC) 69
T3 Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance Ltd) 69
7 Noel Murray (Massereene GC) 70