Played under excellent weather conditions with overhead blue skies and plenty of sunshine and the Course in good condition the Golden Jubilee Trophy sponsored by Gilmore Engineering was played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
Twenty one handicapper Colin Gray was a point ahead of Finlay Robinson (22) at the halfway stage with Ian McCully (11), Walter Loewis (21), James Campbell (22) and Robert Barkley (22) a further two, three, four and five points respectively behind. Through The Maple Gray had increased his lead to two points over Robinson who was joined by McCully. Barkley was another four points back withy Lewis and Campbell another point behind. After a run of bogey, par, bogey Gray had opened up a three point advantage over McCully (two pars and a double bogey). Robinson (‘ding’, par, bogey) had lost another point and Barkley (three bogeys) and Lewis (bogey, par, bogey) were a further point behind with Campbell (par and two bogeys) holding on another point away. Gray finished with two bogeys to Win Overall by three points from McCully (bogey, par) and Robinson (par, bogey) who finished together with the Overall Runner-up placing going to McCully with a better back nine. Robinson won Division 4. Another three points away came Barkley (bogey, par) and Lewis (par, bogey) with second place going to R.Barkley with a better back nine and in third place was Lewis. Campbell (two bogeys) was a further two points down.
In Division 1 at the turn Stephen Logan (7) held a one point advantage over Jonathan McNeill (1). Peter Houston (8) and Joel McNeilly (5) were another point behind followed by Billy Cull (6) a further point away. Approaching the fourteenth tee only two points separated the players with Logan and an improved Cull vying for the lead a point ahead of Houston and McNeill. McNeilly (‘ding’ at The Fort) was a further point behind. Cull fell back up the Grove after recording a bogey, par and a bogey. Houston (three pars) emerged as the new leader by a point from Logan (par, ‘ding’, par) and McNeill (three pars). Cull was a further point behind followed by McNeilly (par, bogey, par) another point back. Peter Houston came home bogey, birdie to win by two points from McNeill (two pars) in second place. A further point behind came S.Logan (two bogeys), Cull (bogey, par) and McNeilly (two pars) and with a better back nine third place went to Cull.
Joshua Hill won the Gross.
After the front nine in Division 2 Gary Jackson (10) and Cameron Lappin (10) were vying for the lead two points ahead of Ivan Alexander (13) with Tony Carroll (11) another point behind. Approaching The Maple Lappin was leading by a point from Jackson with Alexander another two points behind. Carroll had fallen back and was a further three points down. Over Beechers Lappin (birdie, ‘ding’ par) was still holding onto his slender one point lead from Jackson (two pars and a bogey) with an improving Alexander (bogey and two pars) another point away. An improved Carroll (three pars) was a further three points back with three holes left to play. Lappin (par, double bogey, bogey) and Jackson (double bogey and two pars) finished together and with a better backsix first place went to Jackson with Lappin second. I.Alexander (par, bogey, ‘ding’) finished a point behind to win the Seniors. Carroll (bogey and two pars) was another point behind and finished in third place.
In Division 3 at the start of the back nine Ian Henry (19) was holding a two point lead over Seamus Laverty (17) and Matthew Sinpson (18). Another point behind came John Campbell (17) with Aidan O’Kane (17) a further four points down. Henry was leading comfortably through The Maple by seven points from Laverty (‘ding’ at eleven) with Simpson (‘dings at ten and thirteen) and Caulfield another point behind. O’Kane (‘ding’ at The Fort) was another point back. After a par at fourteen Henry ran into trouble over the next two holes and failed to score. Laverty (birdie, par, double bogey) took advantage and closed to within two points. Caulfield (bogey, double bogey, par) was a further three points back followed by Simpson (double bogey, par, ‘ding’) and O’Kane (bogey, ‘ding’, par). Henry (double bogey, bogey) and Laverty (par, bogey) finished together and with a better back nine first place went to Laverty with I.Henry second. A further four points away Caulfield (two bogeys), Simpson (two pars) and O’Kane (two pars) finished together with third place going to O’Kane with a better back nine.
Overall Winner – Colin Gray (19) 43 pts
Overall Runner-up – Ian McCully (11) 40 pts (BB9)
Division 1 – 1st. Peter Houston (8) 39 pts – 2nd. Jonathan McNeill (1) 37 pts – 3rd. Billy Cull (6) 36 pts (BB9)
Division 2 – 1st. Gary Jackson (10) 39 pts (BB6) – 2nd. Cameron Lappin (10) 39 pts – 3rd. Tony Carroll (11) 37 pts
Division 3 – 1st. Seamus Laverty (17) 39 pts (BB9) – 2nd. Ian Henry (19) 39 ptys – 3rd. Aidan O’Kane (17) 35 pts (BB9) – Division 4 – 1st. Finlay Robinson (22) 40 pts – 2nd. Robert Barkley (22) 37 pts (BB9) – 3rd. Walter Lewis (21) 37 pts
Gross – Joshua Hill (0) 38 Gr/pts
Seniors – Ivan Alexander (19) 38 pts.
Twos were recorded by – B.Cull, G.Tumilson, N.Reid, J.Hill, D.Murray (x2), M.Reid (x2), Rod Lennox, J.Hood, A.Moore, James McClintock, A.McNeill, P.Galloway, C.Lappin, I.McCully, S.Laverty and J.Montgomery.