In Division 1 of the Hospitality Stableford played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club Jonathan Rodgers (5) had a two point advantage over John Rainey (8) and Keeden Anderson (9) with Matthew Reid (7) a further point behind at halfway. Rodgers ‘dinged’ twelve but a birdie at the next restored his one point lead over Rainey. Anderson and Reid were another point behind. Up the Grove Rainey (two pars and a bogey) was still a point behind Rodgers (birdie, par, bogey). Reid (par, birdie, double bogey) was another point behind followed by Anderson (two pars and a double bogey) a further point back. Rodgers (par birdie) increased his lead over the closing two holes to win by two points from Rainey (two pars) in second place. Reid (par, bogey) and Anderson (two pars) finished together two further points behind.
Aidan O’Kane (14) was leading by three points from Philip Alexander (12) and Michael McAuley (13) at half way in Division 2 with Andy Moore (14) and Adrian Adams (10) another one and two points respectively behind. Approaching fourteen O’Kane was leading by two points from Moore . Adams and McAuley (‘ding’ at ten) were a further three points behind with Alexander (‘ding’ at ten) another point back. O’Kane continued to lead and after two bogeys and a par was four points ahead of Moore (two double bogeys and a bogey), McAuley (par and two bogeys) and Alexander (three pars) through the Grove. Adams (two pars and a double bogey) was a further two points behind at this stage. O’Kane came home par, ‘ding’ to win by four points from a close finish between Alexander (par, ‘ding’), Moore (two bogeys), McAuley (two bogeys) and Adams who came late with two pars. Second place went to Adams with a better back nine).
At the turn in Division 3 Philip Magill (18) had a two point lead over Tony Quinn (19). D.Agnew (15) was another three points behind with Michael Burton (19) and Michael Barr (17) a further point away. Quinn led through twelve but failed to score at The Maple and was joined by Magill (‘ding’ at eleven) in the lead. Burton was improving with the help of three pars and was two points behind. Agnew and Barr were a further two and four points respectively behind. Up the Grove Magill (par, double bogey, bogey) emerged the leader by a point from Burton (birdie, bogey, double bogey). Quinn dropped back after a double bogey, bogey, double bogey) and was another point away. Agnew (bogey, par, double bogey) and Barr (two pars and a bogey were a further two points back. Quinn (two pars) came with a late run over the closing two holes to win by one point from Burton (par, double bogey) and Magill (par, ‘ding’) and with a better back nine second place went to Burton. Barr (par, bogey) was a further two points back and managed to win the Seniors. Agnew (two bogeys) was another point away.
The highest scoring of the day came in Division 4 with a very close and exciting contest between the eventual winner Brian Watt (21) on forty five points and runner-up James Carmichael (24) on forty four points. Through The Maple Carmichael was leading by a point from Watt with Samuel Bamber (21) another six points away. Approaching the Lowlands Carmichael (par, ‘ding’ , bogey) and Watt (two pars and a ‘ding’) were level with two to play and in an exciting finish Watt with two pars won by one point from Carmichael (two bogeys). Bamber finished in third position.
Results – Division 1 – 1st. Jonathan Rodgers (5) 42 pts – 2nd. John Rainey (8) 40 pts – Division 2 – 1st. Aidan O’Kane (14) 42 pts – 2nd. Adrian Adams (10) 38 pts (BB9) – Division 3 -1st. Tony Quinn (19) 41 pts – 2nd. Michael Burton (19) 40 pts (BB9) – Division 4 – 1st. Brian Watt (21) 45 pts – 2nd. James Carmichael (24) 44 pts – Gross – Philip Graham (Scr) 34 gr/pts – Seniors – Michael Barr (17) 38 pts (BB9).