Professionals’ Day started well with dry weather which lasted throughout the day. However underfoot, parts of the course were wet after the heavy overnight rain.
Victory went to nineteen handicapper James McKay who finished three points clear of William McKigney (23) in second place. Another point behind, five players who were vying for three places finished together.
At halfway Paul Houston (6) and Ryan Dodds (17) were leading by a point from William McKigney (23) and Ian Henry (16^. Tony Carroll (11) was another point behind followed by Daniel Reilly (3) and James McKay (19) a further one and two points respectively behind. Through The Maple McKigney and Carroll emerged as the new leaders a point ahead of Dodds (‘ding’ at The Maple), Henry, Reilly and the improving McKay. Houston (‘ding’ at twelve) was a further two points down. Past the Devils Elbow, over Beechers and up the Grove McKay continued his good run and after three birdies was the new leader by a point from McKigney (three bogeys) and Carroll (par and two bogeys). Reilly (three pars), Dodds (three bogeys) and Henry (three bogeys) were a further point behind with Houston (three pars) another two points back. McKay with a birdie and a bogey came home to Win Overall by three points from McKigney (double bogey, bogey) in Overall Second place. Another point behind, Carroll (two bogeys), Reilly (bogey, birdie), Dodds (two bogeys), Henry (two bogeys) and Paul Houston (par, birdie) finished together. D.Reilly (better back nine) came Third Overall, Carroll (better back nine – Fourth Overall) and Paul Houston (better back six – Fifth Overall). Ian Henry won the Seniors.
A word of thanks to the Club Professionals for an enjoyable day and a plentiful variety of prizes.
Overall 1st. James McKay (19) 44 pts
Overall 2nd. William McKigney (23) 41 pts
Overall 3rd. Daniel Reilly (3) 40 pts (BB9)
Overall 4th. Tony Carroll (11) 40 pts (BB9)
Overall 5th. Paul Houston (6) 40 pts (BB6)
Seniors – Ian Henry 40 pts (BB9)
Gross – Joshua Hill (-2) 38 gr/pts
Nearest the Pin – 4th. (2nd.shot) David Murray (7) – 5th. Alan Knox (16) – 7th. Keith Clements (11) – 12th. Philip Graham (Scr) – 14th. Kurtis McCartney (7)
Straightest Drive – Peter Alexander (16)
Longest Drive – Div 1 – Jamie Surgeoner (6) – Div 2 – Peter McMullan (16) – Div 3 – David Jackson (20) – Junior Jamie Surgeoner (6).
Twos were recorded by – P.Alexander, T.McNeill, K.McCartney, John McClintock, J.Fitzgerald, J.Mairs, C.Black, M.McIlroy, P.McMullan, Paul Houston, Peter Houston, A.McCart, T.Fleming, P.Smyth, K.Clements and J.Surgeoner.