The Heron Trophy – 2 Man Betterball – played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club was won by the William Rainey/Aidan O’Kane partnership. They hit form from the start, opening with four pars followed by a double bogey at the fifth. They soon hit form again with another three pars and a birdie at Longlands to complete the front nine. Another two pars followed at the start of the back nine with a birdie at twelve. Six pars followed to complete the round three points clear of Mark Connaughty and Keith Clements.
Connaughty and Clements opened briskly with three birdies and a par. However they ran into bogey trouble and after two double bogeys, two pars and a bogey they reached half way. They started the back nine with two bogeys followed by a birdie and another bogey at The Maple. They hit consistency over the closing five holes to finish with five pars.
A point behind in third place came David McAleese and David Gault. They started with a bogey, par, birdie followed by six pars to reach the turn level with the eventual winners. They completed their round playinhg consistently, recording pars at every hole.
Twos were recorded by – K.Clements, A.McKillop, C.Black, B.Watt, I.Stewart, D.Cousley, P.Campbell, T.Todd, P.Smyth (x2), A.O’Kane, P.Alexander, M.McAuley, K.McCullough, R.Drysdale, G.Simms and A.Martin.