The GSE Graham Steel & Engineering sponsored Stableford was played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
At half way Colin Thompson(16) was leading Club Captain Sammy Graham (21) by two points. Austin McGillian (23) and Denis McCarroll (22) were another point behind. Ian Manson (21) and Harkness McCaughan (21) were a further point back. Through The Maple McCaughan had overtaken Thompson and was the new leader by two points over Thompson, Manson, McGillian and Graham. McCarroll was another two points behind. After three pars Manson was leading by a point from McCaughan (three bogeys) and Thompson (two pars and a bogey). Three points further back came McGillion (par, ‘ding’, bogey) and Graham (two bogeys and a double bogey). In a very close finish Thompson edged in front with a bogey and a par to Win Overall by one point from Manson (bogey, double bogey) and McCaughan (two bogeys). The Overall Runner-up placing went to Manson with a better back six and McCaughan won Division 4. A further three points behind in second place came McGillian (bogey, double bogey). S.Graham
(bogey, ‘ding’) was two points further back and won the Seniors with McCarroll (bogey, double bogey) another two points away.
In Division 1 at the turn Trevor Fleming (I8) was leading by three points from Kevin McCavana (9) with Ethan Hogg (9) and Rod Lennox (10) another one and two points respectively further behind. Approaching the fourteenth tee Hogg and McCavara had closed to within one point of Fleming (‘ding’ at The Fort) with Lennox another point behind. Up the Grove Fleming (par, bogey, par) was still holding a one point advantage over Hogg (bogey and t5wo pars) and McCavara (bogey and two pars) with Lennox (bogey and two pars) another point behind. In an exciting and close finish Fleming (bogey, par) and Hogg (two pars) came in together and first place went to Hogg with a better back nine. A point behind came McCavara (bogey, par) and Lennox (two pars).
Philip Graham (Scr) won the Gross.
After the front nine Philip Smyth (12) and Gary Wilkins (14) were lying a point behind the leader Michael McAuley (13) in Division 2. David Stirling (12) was a further point behind with Aidan O’Kane (14) another point back. McAuley lost the lead after a ‘ding’ at twelve. Smyth was the new leader at The Maple, two points clear of Wilkins and Stirling. McAuley was another point behind with O’Kane a further two points down. Coming to the Lowlands Smyth (three pars) had increased his lead with McAuley (par, bogey, par) three points down. A further point back came Stirling (bogey, par, bogey) and Wilkins (par, double bogey, bogey). O’Kane (three bogeys) was another point behind. Smyth finished par, bogey to win by three points from Stirling (two pars) in second place. O’Kane (bogey, birdie), Wilkins (bogey, par) and McAuley (par, ‘ding’) finished together another point behind.
In Division 3 entering the b ack nine, Jonathan Larmour (19) was three points ahead olf James Logan (15) and Keith Dinsmore (18). After thirteen Larmour was holding his three point advantage over Logan with Dinsmore dropping back another two points. Larmour, after a par at fourteen followed by a double bogey and a ‘ding’, lost his lead with Logan (birdie, par, bogey) taking a two point lead. Dinsmore (three bogeys) was another three points away. A par, bogey finish by Logan saw him home to win by five points from Dinsmore (par, bogey) and Larmour (bogey, ‘ding’). Second place was taken by Dinsmore with a better back nine.
Overall Winner – Colin Thompson (16) 42 pts
Overall Runner-up – Ian Manson (21) 41 pta (BB6)
Division 1 – 1st. Ethan Hogg (9) 39 pts (BB9) – 2nd. Trevor Fleming (8) 39 pts
Division 2 – 1st. Philip Smyth (12) 40 pts – 2nd. David Stirling (12) 37 pts
Division 3 – 1st. James Logan (15) 40 pts – 2nd. Keith Dinsmore (18) 35 pts (BB9)
Division 4 – 1st. Harkness McCaughan (21) 41 pts – 2nd. Austin McGillian (23) 38 pts
Gross – Philip Graham (Scr) 36 gr/pts
Seniors – Sammy Graham (21) 36 pts.