Foster makes light of tricky conditions

Golf Enniskillen

Gary Thompson teeing off at the ‘Money Matters’ competition at Enniskillen Golf Club

In blustery conditions, Luke Foster made in back to back wins winning the JP Corry Open. Seven handicapper Foster made light of the tricky conditions going round the front nine in two over par.

A brace of threes at ten and eleven got him off to a flier as he strolled round the back nine in level par for a total of 41 points.

Dermot Gates got his game back on track and claimed the runner up spot. Gates was in awesome form as he notched up 38 points over the first 16 holes.

But a misjudgement on 17 where he took on a tight pin position translated into a costly double bogey before he parred the 18th for a similar score to Foster, just loosing out on the back nine.

Andrew Reilly continued his good run of form with another podium finish. With no worse than a bogey on his card, Reilly had 19 points on the back nine and 18 points on the front nine.

Ken Davison won the front nine with 21 points and Scott Hamilton recovered well from a poor front nine to win the back nine with the same score. John Elliott won the gross prize with a blistering eleven over par 82.

Ewan Richmond – “Money Matters” Open

Andrew Reilly continued his excellent run taking first prize in the Ewan Richmond – “Money Matters” Open. Fifteen handicapper Reilly clocked up two birdie threes on the front nine on the fourth and seventh holes. Despite a double bogey on eight he still had 23 points standing on the tenth tee.

Another 19 points on the back nine proved to be just enough to squeeze Ian Lyttle into second place. Lyttle opened up with a birdie three on the first as he too cruised round the front nine for 23 points but an untidy bogey bogey finish was to ultimately prove to be his undoing.

Yet again, Luke Foster demonstrated he is going to be a force to be reckoned with as he finished third with 40 points.

The seven handicapper was looking assured of a credible top ten finish until he eagled the 17th and muscled his way up the leader board to snatch third place from a raft of talent in the form of Stuart Bell, Russell Shaw, David Phair and Garry Thompson who all scored 40 points.  Foster’s playing partner, Stuart Bell also eagled the seventeenth after driving the green and holing from eight feet.

(Two eagles on the same hole in the same pairing – Must be a first for Enniskilen Golf Club?)

Daryll Robinson won the gross prize with a five over par 76 which included a triple bogey seven on the thirteenth. Garry Thompson got the front nine with a handicap questioning 24 points and back nine went to Garry Smyth with 22 points.

Stuart Bell won the 18 holers with a steady 36 points beating Harry Thompson on the better second nine. Dara Foster won the under 11s, Peter Murphy won the over 11s and Carla McCool the girls section


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