Robinson’s NISA Extra – Order of Merit
Play continued in Robinson’s NISA Extra sponsored Order of Merit at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
There was a close finish to Division 1 with only one point separating four players. Through The Niuc Tony Carroll (5) held a two point advantage over Gary Jackson (5) and Stephen Mailey (4). George Small (5) was a further point behind. A new leader emerged down Broadmeadows when Mailey with a bogey followed by a birdie held a one popint lead over Small (two pars) and Jackson (par, bogey). Carroll relinquished the lead after a bogey followed by a ‘ding’ and was another point back. This lapse in his play was only temporary as he birdied The Treasury and parred the Santuary to join Mailey (bogey, par) and Small (two pars) in the lead with one to play. Jackson (par, bogey) was a point behind. Carroll birdied the last to win by one point from Jackson who also birdied the last but was a point behind after the eighth, Small (par) and Mailey (par). Second place went to Small with a better last six and with a better last three Jackson finished third. The Gross was won by Jamie Sutherland (-2).
Approaching The Niuc in Division 2 David Martin (6) was leading by a point but being hard pressed by Graham Simms (6) and Alan Proctor (6) for the lead. Adrian Atkinson (6) and Ian McCullough (7) were another point behind followed by Brian Mahany (6) and George Kernohan (6) a further point back. Through Broadmeadows Simms after two pars and a bogey and Proctor (par, bogey, par) were the new leaders by a point from Kernohan (bogey, par, birdie), Martin (double bogey, birdie, double bogey) and Atkinson (bogey and two pars). Mahany (par and two bogeys) and McCullough (par and two bogeys) were a further two points back. Over the closing three holes Atkinson finished with two pars and a birdie to win by one point from Simms (bogey and two pars) and Proctor (bogey and two pars) with Proctor taking second place with a better last four and Simms in third place. A further point behind; Mahany (two pars and a birdie), Kernohan (two pars and a bogey), McCullough (three pars) and Martin (two bogeys and a birdie) finished together. Martin won the Seniors with a better last one.
In Division 3 Jonathan Keys (9) and Trevor Galloway (10) reached the fifth tee leading by a point from Robin Deane (10). Reginald McDowell (10) and Roy McDowell (10) were a further point behind. Keys after scoring two bogeys and a par was leading through The Treasury by a point from Roy Mc Dowell (birdie, double bogey, par), Reg. McDowell (par, bogey, par) and Deane (two bogeys and a par). Galloway was another point behind after recording a bogey, ‘ding’ and a par. Keys continued in the lead with a bogey, par finish to win by two points from Roy McDowell (double bogey, par), Galloway (bogey, par), Reg. McDowell (two bogeys) and Deane (two bogeys). Second place with a better last six went to Roy McDowell and Galloway finished third with a better last three.
Division 1 – 1st. Tony Carroll (11) 22 pts – 2nd. George Small (10) 21 pts (BL6) – 3rd. Gary Jackson (9) 21 pts (BL3)
Division 2 – 1st. Adrian Atkinson (13) 23 pts – 2nd. Alan Proctor (12) 22 pts (BL4) – 3rd. Graham Simms (12) 22 pts
Division 3 – 1st. Jonathan Keys (17) 23 pts – 2nd. Roy McDowell (21) 21 pts (BL6) – 3rd. Trevor Galloway (21) 21 pts (BL3) – Gross – Jamie Sutherland (-1) 20 gr/pts
Seniors – David Martin (12) 21 pts.
Twos were recorded by – K.McCartney, Roy McDowell, S.Laverty, T.Carroll, P.Reid, M.Alexander, I.Stewart, D.Martin, D.Henry and L.Foster.
After opening with four pars Alastair Murray (7) was leading by a point through The Maple from John McFarland (10) and Billy Cull (2). Aidan McNeill (7) was another point behind. Over Beechers Murray (par, double bogey) was joined by McFarland (bogey, par) and Cull (par, birdie) a point ahead of McNeill (bogey, par). Murray moved clear when he parred the closing three holes to win by three points from McFarland (double bogey and two bogeys) in second place. Cull (double bogey and two pars) and McNeill (par, bogey, ‘ding’) were a further point behind with McNeill taking third place with a better last three.
Twos were recorded by Stephen Black and Billy Cull.