Cooke takes Division 1
In Division 1 of Robinson’s NISA Extra sponsored Order of Merit Stableford competition held at Galgorm Castle Golf Club Chris Cooke (5) held a one point advantage over Norman Reid (4) through The Maple with Michael Alexander (3) and George Kernohan (5) a further one and two points respectively behind. Another two pars and Cooke was leading by a point from new challenger Alexander (birdie, par) over Beechers. Reid (par, bogey) was another point behind followed by Kernohan (two pars) a further point away. Down the Lowlands and with one to play Cooke (two pars) had increased his lead to two points over Alexander (two pars) and Reid (two pars). Kernohan (bogey, par) was a further two points down. Cooke parred the last to win by one point from Alexander who birdied the last. Norman Reid (par) was another point behind followed by Kernohan, who birdied the final hole, a further point back. Reid won the Gross with Kerrnohan taking third place.
Ryan Dodds (8), Gary Hood (6), Rory Drysdale (8) and Colin Thompson (7) were vying for the lead after four holes in Division 2. Ross Smyth (8) was close up a point behind with Patrick Reid (8) another three points back. Up the Grove a new leader emerged. Smyth, after a run of birdie and two pars, had improved to lead by a point from Dodds (two pars and a bogey) and Thompson (two pars and a bogey). Hood (bogey and two pars) and Drysdale (two pars and a double bogey) were another point behind. Reid (three pars) was a further three points back. Smyth finished with two pars to win by two points from Dodds (par, bogey). Thompson (bogey, par), Hood (two pars), Drysdale (par, bogey) and an improving Patrick Reid (par, birdie) finished together a further point behind and with a better last six third place went to Reid.
In Division 3 David Kilpatrick (10) who opened with a birdie and three pars and Malachy Graham (11) who opened with an eagle, double bogey and two pars were vying for the lead. Two points behind came Austin McGillian (birdie, bogey, par, bogey) and Ashley Doole (par, bogey, birdie, double bogey). Approaching the Lowlands Kilpatrick had opened up a lead of two points over Graham. McGillian was another point behind with Doole a further point back. In a close finish Kilpatrick held on with a double bogey and a bogey to win by one point from Graham (par, double bogey), McGillian (bogey, par) and Doole (bogey, par). Second place went to McGillian with a better last three and third place to Doole with a better last three.
Samuel MacDonald won the Seniors.
Division 1 – 1st. Chris Cooke (11) 26 pts – 2nd. Michael Alexander (6) 25 pts – 3rd. George Kernohan (11) 23 pts
Division 2 – 1st. Ross Smyth (17) 25 pts – 2nd. Ryan Dodds (16) 23 pts 3rd. Patrick Reid (17) 22 pts (BL6)
Division 3 – 1st. David Kilpatrick (20) 26 pts – 2nd. Austin McGillian (20) 25 pts (BL3) – 3rd. Ashley Doole (24) 25 pts (BL3)
Gross – Norman Reid (7) 20 gr/pts
Seniors – Samuel Mac Donald (24) 23 pts.
Twos were recorded by – S.Bamber, M.Alexander, M.Burton, M.Lamont, K.Agnew, D.Keys. D.Gault, P.Coleman, G.Crabbe, G.Allen, R.Smyth, G.Jackson and A.Doole.
Through The Niuc Gavin McClements (8) was setting the pace. He held a three point advantage over Chris Moore (6) and Colin Orr (9). John McFarland (9) and Bernie Frayne (11) were a further point behind. Approaching the final two holes McClements after a par, double bogey and a par had his lead reduced to two points by an improving McFarland (two pars and a bogey). Moore (par and two bogeys) and Frayne (double bogey, par, bogey) were another point behind with Orr (bogey, double bogey, bogey) falling back a further point behind. McClements held on to his advantage over the closing two holes with two pars to win by two points from McFarland (two pars). Moore finished birdie, bogey a further point behind with Frayne (par, bogey) and Orr (two pars) another point away.
Twos – I.Alexander.