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Calling all Lefties!

GOWRAN Park will hold a championship for left-handed golfers shortly.

GOWRAN Park will hold a championship for left-handed golfers shortly.

The club has left-handed golfers in both the men’s and ladies captains, together with the president. The Left Handers Championship competition is open to both ladies and men, with times available on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday on July 15 and 16.

CAPTAINS - Gowran Park will welcome captains from neighbouring clubs to the course on Friday. This annual event has proved to be very popular, affording the captains a chance to meet and socialise during their busy year.

SINGLES - Results, Open Singles, June 30: 1 Joe Farrell (Gowran Park), 41pts; 2 Mark Mullen (Wexford), 40pts.

CLUB TEAMS - It was a busy week for matches with the third round of both the Miele and the Finn Trophy competitions played.

On Monday Gowran Park played Courtown in the Miele - two away and two at home. Away were A. Mullins & J. Murphy, N. Barron & A. Farrell and at home S. Kearney & K. Haughney and D. McCabe & C. O’Connor.

The away girls lost eight down overall so pressure was on the home team for an early win. Sinead and Karen brought their opposition in off the 13th, so Deirdre and Catherine needed to win on the 16th to seal it for Gowran Park.

Coming into the 15th one up it was crucial that Gowran win the next two holes. Deirdre holed a ten foot putt to put herself and Catherine two up heading into the 16th, while Catherine hit a fantastic tee shot while everyone else was in the sand.

With a very difficult downhill chip she managed to get the ball within two feet of the hole, while Courtown struggled to find the green. It was a great win for Gowran who now go on to the quarter-finals.

The Finn team, who were all away in Old Conna on Friday for their third round match, couldn’t get the better of the very difficult greens and lost away. The team was N. Connolly & E. Tobin, A. Mullins & J. Murphy, S. Kearney & K. Haughney, N. Barron & H. Dunne, D. McCabe & C. O’Connor.

DIARY - Tomorrow (Thursday): Open Singles, members E5, visitors E20. Tuesday: Seniors Open Singles, member E5, visitor E15.

July 15/16: Left Handers Championship (Singles), member E5, visitor E20. July 17: Intermediate Scratch Cup, visitors E20.

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