As the Winter League, sponsored by McAllister’s Butchers, Broughshane has now finished the Eclectic has taken over for the next few weeks at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
Four players – Jonathan McCart (6), Brian McFall jnr (4) Philip Galloway (5) and John McCarry (4) – were involved in a very close ending in Division 1 when they finished together. McCarry was leading by a point through the Trout Hole from Galloway with McFall jnr. And McCart at one and two points further behind. Gallowaqy parred the next to draw level with McCarry, two points ahead of McFall jnr. with McCart another point back. The scores remained the same through Broadmeadows with three holes to play. McCarry (par, bogey, par), Galloway (bogey, par, par), McFall jnr. (par, par, birdie) and J.McCart (birdie, par, par) finished together and with a better last six J.McCart was the winner with McFall jnr. (better last six) in second place.
In Division 2 Alan Knox (6), George Kernohan (7) and Andy Moore (8) were pushing hard for the lead a point behind Barry Mott (8) through The Niuc. Neil Fitzsimmons (7) and Terence Martin (7) were a further one and two points respectively further behind. The field closed up over the next three holes and only one point separated the six players with Knox leading. Knox (two pars) increased his lead to two points over the closing two holes to win from Mott (bogey, par), Kernohan (par, bogey), Moore (par, bogey), Fitzsimmons (par, bogey) and T.Martin (bogey, par) who all finished together. After being involved in an exciting final two holes second place was taken by Fitzsimmons with a better last six.
James McClintock (9) opened briskly in Division 3 with a par and two birdies to take a commanding three point lead over John Caulfield (9). Raymond Steele (10) and Noel McAlynn (9) (opened with a ‘ding’) were a further one and two points respectively behind. After five McClintock had increased his lead to four points but after a double bogey down Broadmeadows his lead was reduced to two points by Steele (par) with Caulfield (bogey) and McAlynn (bogey) another point behind. Steele (par, bogey, par), Caulfield (birdie, bogey, par) and McAlynn (three pars) closed the gap further but James McClintock managed to hold on to win by one point with a par, bogey, bogey finish. Steele, Caulfield and McAlynn finished together and with a better last six second place went to McAlynn.
Results – Division 1 – 1st. Jonathan McCart (6) 22 pts (BL6) – 2nd. Brian McFall jnr (4) 22 pts (BL6) – Division 2 – 1st. Alan Knox (6) 24 pts – 2nd. Neil Fitzsimmons (7) 22 pts (BL6) – Division 3 – 1st. James McClintock (9) 23 pts – 2nd. Noel McAlynn (9) 22 pts (B6) – Gross – Daniel Reilly (1) 20 pts.
Twos were recorded by – M.Alexander, T.Alexander, N.Reid, A.McCart, J.McCart, S.Penney, L.Surgenor, A.Knox, J.Minford and J.Caulfield
Neville Neill (4) led Michael Burton (9) by one point through the twelfth with Aidan McNeill (8) trailing by a further three points. Over the next two holes a new leader emerged. Burton with two pars moved into a two point lead over Neill (two bogeys) with McNeill (par, bogey) a further two points behind. Burton stumbled at Beechers with a double bogey but recovered with a par at the Grove to hold onto his two point advantage over Neill (bogey, par) who was joined by an improving McNeill (two pars). Burton finished with two bogeys but held on to win by one point from Neill (two pars) and McNeill (bogey, par), and with a better last six second place went to McNeill.
Twos – N.Neill.