Three up at halfway in the 19th Hole Trophy v Par Competition played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club Billy Cull (8), Adam Martin (16), Vincent Miskelly (5) and Thomas McNeill (10) were vying for the lead. Michael Brown (10) was 2 up followed by Patrick Bamber (4) and Paul Sittlington (9) who were 1 up. Approaching Beechers Bamber who was having a good run of three pars and two birdies was 5 up and leading from Cull, Martin, McNeill and Brown who were 4 up. Miskelly and Sittlington were 2 up. Cull gained shots to par at the Grove and the Lowlands and came home 6 up to win Overall from A.Martin (Overall Runner-Up) who finished 5 up. Bamber and Miskelly finished 3 up and with a better back nine Bamber won Division 1 with Miskelly second. McNeill, Brown and Sittlington were 2 up at the finish and with a better back nine Sittlington came third.
In Division 2 at the turn Chris Djorjani (11) and Keith Clements (11) were 1 up to par and leading by one from Gary Crabbe (13) and Shawn Pedlow (13) who were all square. Through The Maple the players’ positions had changed with Crabbe and Pedlow 2 up and leading from Djorjani and Clements who were 1 up. Up the Grove Pedlow who had gained two to par through fourteen and fifteen was now 4 up and leading Crabbe who was 2 up, followed by Djorjani and Clements 1 up. Pedlow double bogeyed the Lowlands and bogeyed the last to finish 2 up and was joined by Djorjani and Clements who gained shots at the Lowlands. However Crabbe parred the Lowlands to go 3 up and held on with a par at eighteen to win by one. Pedlow with a better back nine took second place with Djorjani (better bck nine) third.
Afterr the front nine in Division 3 David McIlroy (16) and Michael Burton (18) were 1 down to par and leading David Brown (16), Des Cousley (18) and Brian Watt (19) who were 2 down. John Caulfield (19) was a further hole down. Through The Maple McIlroy, Burton and Brown were all square and leading from Watt and Caulfield who were 1 down with Cousley 2 down. In a very close and exciting finish Brown parred Beechers to go 1 up and held on over the closing three holes to win 1 up from Burton, McIlroy, Watt, Cousley and Caulfield who all finished all square. Caulfield with a better back nine took second place with Cousley (better back three) third.
Turning for home in Division 4 Michael Simpson (21) was 3 up and leading from Kevin Duffin (20) 2 up followed by Tony Quinn (20) 1 up and James Campbell all square. With three holes left to play Duffin and Simpson were 2 up with Quinn 1 up and Campbell all square still in contention. Duffin after parring Beechers to go 3 up double bogeyed the Grove and ‘dinged’ the Lowlands and finished 1 up. Simpson double bogeyed the Lowlands and finished level with Duffin who took first place with a better back nine. Quinn and Campbell finished together 1 down and with a better back nine third place went to Campbell.
Steven Penney (1) won the Gross 1 up with Amarnath Dan (23) (all square) winning the Seniors with a better back nine.
Overall Winner – Billy Cull (8) 6 up
Overall Runner-Up – Adam Martin (16) 5 up
Division 1 – 1st. Patrick Bamber (4) 3 up (BB9) – 2nd. Vincent Miskelly (5) 3 up – 3rd. Paul Sittlington (9) 2 up (BB9) – Division 2 – 1st. Gary Crabbe (13) 3 up – 2nd. Shawn Pedlow (13) 2 up; (BB9) – 3rd. Chris Dorjani (11) 2 up (BB6) – Division 3 – 1st David Brown (16) 1 up – 2nd. John Caulfield (19) all square (BB9) – 3rd. Des Cousley (18) all square (BB3) – Division 4 – 1st. Kevin Duffin (20) 1 up (BB9) – 2nd. Michael Simpson (21) 1 up – 3rd. James Campbell (24) 1 down.
Gross – Steven Penney (1) 1 up
Seniors – Amarnath Dan (23) all square (BB9).
Twos were recorded by – V.Miskelly, S.Riddell, B.Cull, G.Jackson, G.McWilliams, G.Small, P.Bamber, M.Brown, P.Dallat, P.Daly, P.Coleman, T.Dawson, D.Gault, D.Henry, J.McCart, A.McKervill, G.Hood, S.Pedlow, James McClintock and P.Daly.