Hole-in-one for Daly
Congratulations to PeterDaly who holed his tee shot at the par three fourteenth in the Robinson’s Nisa Extra sponsored Order of Merit Stableford Competition played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
In Division 1 through The Maple Scott Johnston (2) set the early pace after opening with two birdies and two pars but being hard pressed by Willie Park (4) with a birdie and three pars. Peter Daly (3) (four pars) and Wilson McVeigh (2) (bogey, two pars and a birdie) were another point behind. Daly eagled fourteen to join Johnston (par) in the lead by a point from Park (par) with McVeigh (par) another point behind. Daly birdied Beechers to take a one point advantage over Johnston (par) followed by Park (par) and McVeigh (birdie) another point away. Down the Lowlands and with one to play Daly with two pars was holding his one point advantage over Johnston (par, birdie) with Park (par, bogey) and McVeigh (birdie, par) a further point back. Daly parred the last to win by one point from Johnston (par) with Park (par) and McVeigh (par) finishing together a further point away and with a better last six third place went to McVeigh.
Jamie Sutherland (-1) won the Gross.
Robert Graham (6), Simon Finlay (6) and Keith Barkley (5) were vying for the lead in Division 2 after The Maple. Michael McAuley (6) was a point behind. Up the Grove Graham after two pars and a birdie had taken a one point lead over Finlay (three pars). McAuley (three pars) and Barkley (three pars) were another point behind. In another close finish Graham with a bogey and a par held on to win by one point from Finlay (par, bogey), McAuley (par, bogey) and Barkley (two pars). McAuley finished second with a better last three and third place went to Finlay with a better last six.
Ian Stewart (6) won the Seniors.
At the Devils Elbow in Division 3 Ryan McFall (11) was leading by one point from James Campbell (10). Two points further back came Andrew McKillop (8), Steven Carmichael (9) and William Crawford (11). Ian Henry (7) was another two points back. Campbell, after after two pars and a bogey, opened a two point lead from McFall (two bogeys and a double bogey) with McKillop (double bogey and two pars) another point behind. Crawford (double bogey, birdie, double bogey) and Henry (two pars and a bogey) were a further ppoint away with Carmichael (bogey, double bogey, bogey) down by another point. Campbell finished with a bogey and a ‘ding’ and McFall with a par and a double bogey took advantage of Campbell’s mishap and joined him at the finish and with a better last three McFall took first place with Campbell second. Third place a point behind went to McKillop (two bogeys). A further point behind Henry (par, bogey), Carmichael (par, bogey) and Crawford (par, double bogey) finished together.
Division 1 – 1st. Peter Daly (7) 24 pts – 2nd. Scott Johnston (5) 23 pts – 3rd. Wilson McVeigh (5) 22 pts (BBL6)
Division 2 – 1st. Robert Graham (12) 24 pts – 2nd. Michael McAuley (12) 23 pts (BL3) – 3rd. Simon Finlay (11) 23 pts (BL6) – Division 3 – 1st. Ryan McFall (22) 22 pts (BL3) – 2nd. James Campbell (20) 22 pts – 3rd. Andrew McKillop (17) 21 pts
Gross – Jamie Sutherland (-1) 22 gr/pts
Seniors – Ian Stewart (12) 22 pts )BL6)
Hole-in-One – Peter Daly (7).
Twos were registered by – M.Alexander, A.Moore, J.McCarley, P.Steenson, B.Cull, D.Martin, I.McCullough, P.Galloway, A.Robinson, A.Proctor, A.Young, G.Wilkins, W.Lewis, M.Hamilton, R.Lynn, and D.Rankin.
In another exciting finish only one point separated five players. Reaching The Niuc Drew Stewart (9) was leading by one point from Ronnie Gilchrist (8) with William Kennedy (8) and Ralph Clarke (13) another point behind. Martin Abernethy (15) was a further point down. Through Broadmeadows Stewart (par and two bogeys), Clarke (birdie, and two bogeys) and Gilchrist (three pars) held a three point advantage over Abernethy (double bogey and two bogeys) and Kennedy (two bogeys and a par). Stewart came home par, bogey, par to win by one point from Clarke (two double bogeys and a par), Gilchrist (‘ding’ and two pars), Abernethy (par and two bogeys) and a fast finishing Kennedy with two pars and a birdie who finished together. Second place went to Abernethy with a better last six and Kennedy came third with a better last three.
Twos were recorded by – D.Currie, K.McCavara and V.Miskelly.