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Graham survives late mistake to win Donaghadee UGA event

March 1, 2018

A late stumble almost proved very costly for Gareth Graham in the latest round of the PING PGA Ulster Golfers’ Alliance series at Donaghadee GC.
The Groomsport Golf Centre professional was one under par playing the last but penciled in a double-bogey six after hitting his second shot out of bounds and off the clubhouse.
Fortunately, no damage was done to the building or his chances of winning the tournament. His one-over-par 72 earned him a narrow one-shot victory over Brian McElhinney (North West), Gary Wardlow (Spa) and Chris Carvill (Belvoir Park).

Gareth Graham

It was the second six on the winner’s card as he also made bogey at the par five second where he three-putted. He made eight pars on the rest of his run to the turn for an outwards trip of 37.
A drive and seven iron on to the 12th green set up the opening birdie of his round and he reached one-under-par with a drive and nine iron to a foot at the 15th. Regulation pars at the 16th and 17th holes left him still in the red but that unusual six left him signing for a 72.
Spa 13-handicapper Philip Burrows won the amateur’s overall nett prize on 41 points while Jessica Ross, who plays off three at Clandeboye, showed her male rivals how it should be done by winning the gross award on 32 points.

Ping PGA Ulster Golfers’ Alliance Tournament at Donaghadee
Professionals: 72 (+1) – G Graham (Portstewart)
73 – B McElhinney (North West), G Wardlow (Spa), C Carvill (Belvoir Pk).
75 – C Molloy (Mayobridge), B Wilson (Shandon Pk).
Amateurs: Overall Nett, 41 pts – P Burrows 13 (Spa).
Category One (8&Under): 40 pts – A Adair 4 (Clandeboye).
37 – A Thompson 8 (Belvoir Pk).
Category Two (9-13): 36 pts – G Hamill 13 (Shandon Pk).
34 – J Connolly 10 (Blackwood).
Category Three (14&Over): 34 pts – J Wilson 15 (Shandon Pk).
23 – S Gurr 23 (Spa).
Gross: 32 pts – Jessica Ross +3 (Clandeboye).
Team: 80 pts – Pro C Molloy (Mayobridge) with J Connolly 10, A Connolly 6 & I Moore 5 (all Blackwood).

Info provided by Tony McGee


Ross targets Ireland call-up following Ulster victory

August 31, 2015
Ulster champion, Jessica Ross

Ulster champion, Jessica Ross

Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) has set her sights on an Irish call-up after winning the Ulster Championship at Lisburn GC.
The 20-year-old, a chemical engineering student at Queen’s University, beat Shannen Brown (The Heath) 2&1 to secure the title.
Victory came as something of a relief for Ross who entered the tournament as favourite following a brilliant six-under par 68 in the final round of the Ladies British Amateur Strokeplay Tournament that saw her finish joint third.
“I felt a bit of pressure but I knew that I was hitting the ball well enough going into the event,” said the plus-two handicapper.
In the final Jessica lost the fourth to a birdie, but hit back with wins at the sixth and eighth to go in front for the first time. Shannen levelled matters before Jessica made a significant move, winning the 15th and 16th, closing out the match with a par on 17.
“I have been playing pretty consistently all season without doing anything spectacular. I think everything sort of came together towards the end there at the British and at Lisburn,” added Jessica who won the Intervarsities Series earlier in the year, as well as the overall Order of Merit.
“I would love to make the Irish team for next year’s European Championship.
“Winning the Ulster Championship and doing so well in the British has given me a lot of confidence. I just have to keep going.”

Ulster Championship at Lisburn
Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) beat Shannen Brown (The Heath) 2&1
Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) beat Louise Coffey (Malone) 8&7
Shannen Brown (The Heath) beat Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) 19th
Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) beat Kate Evans (Royal Co. Down Ladies) 5/4
Sara Byrne (Douglas) lost to Louise Coffey (Malone) 1up
Shannen Brown (The Heath) beat Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) 4/3
Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) beat Rachel Thompson (Cork) 1up
Round One
Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) beat Brooke Hopley (Clandeboye) 2/1
Kate Evans (Royal Co. Down Ladies) beat Olivia McClurg (Belvoir Park) 3/2
Sara Byrne (Douglas) beat Siobhan Greene (Malone) at 19th
Louise Coffey (Malone) beat Laura Doherty (Howth) 4/3
Shannen Brown (The Heath) beat Victoria Craig (Royal Belfast) 4/3
Meadhbh Doyle (Portarlington) beat Ellen O’Gorman (Milltown) 1up
Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) beat Emma Forbes (Newtownstewart) 4/2
Rachel Thompson (Cork) beat Danielle Storey (Holywood) 5/4