The prestigious St. Patricks Plate — postponed from 28th November — took place on the Sandy Hills course in Rosapenna at the weekend with the continuing work on making that links even better necessitating in the competition being reduced to 16 holes.
The North West Golf Club, situated at Lisfannon, was shorn of its usual defence of wind and the facile nature of any links course devoid of wind was reflected in the scoring by North Western Alliance members on Saturday.
Corry wins St Patrick's Plate over Rosapenna's Old Tom Morris links
Newtownstewart's Eugene Corry won the prestigious St Patrick's Links Plate on the Old Tom Morris Links at Rosapenna on Saturday, bringing down the curtain on 2014 for the Northwestern Golfing Alliance.
Augusta National is so alien to Irish golfing sensibilities (if you ignore the links-like contours) that just about the only thing we can relate to is the colour of the jacket given to the winner of the Masters Tournament every year.