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Nicholl and Rankin win DJ Wes Autumn Pairs at Roe Park

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Nicholl and Rankin win DJ Wes Autumn Pairs at Roe Park thumbnailDerek Nicholl and Alan Rankin, winners of the Roe Park. Autumn Pairs competition, sponsored by DJ Wes Discos.

LONG time playing partners Derek Nicholl and Alan Rankin once again showed why they are the toughest duo to beat in a team competition as they lifted the Roe Park Autumn Pairs Trophy sponsored by DJ Wes Discos.
They played another tough duo in Andy Dunn and Darren McVeigh in a hard fought match which needed extra holes to decide the winner.
Andy and Darren were one up with one hole left to play but a lapse in concentration let Derek and Alan in to steal a win on the final hole to square the match. They went to the first play-off hole where Alan stitched a superb iron to within a few feet of the hole which was eventually conceded for the victory.
Andy Dunn can at least console himself with a fine bottle of liquor courtesy of winning Thursday's Turkey & Bottle Club Stableford after shooting a superb score of 40 points. Charlie Mearns also won a bottle after scoring 38 points to finish runner-up.
It looks like Dr Gerry Byrne will be bringing home a turkey in time for Christmas after he scored a simply stunning 43 points for victory in Saturday's competition. Ryan Magee scored an excellent 42 points for the runner-up spot and Derek Simpson shot 41 points for third place.
In other news, Roe Park's very own Derek Powell has been voted onto the Golf Union of Ireland Ulster Branches Match & Handicap Committee.
Having been somewhat pushed into joining the club's committee as treasurer back in 2008, Derek has excelled in every role bestowed upon him by the club since. Indeed he was club vice-captain in 2010 and club captain in 2011.

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