Cooke wins Division 1
Robinson’s NISA Extra sponsored Stableford at Galgorm Castle Golf Club had a lower turn out than usual due to the inclement weather but it did not detract from the close finishes in each division.
Approaching The Niuc Chris Cooke, Stephen Mailey and Stephen Black were vying for the lead in Division 1 with Colin Thompson (‘ding’ at Spences) a further two points behind. Down Broadmeadows Cooke and Black were a point ahead of Mailey and Thompson. Black improved with a par and a birdie to take the outright lead with one to play. Cooke (bogey, par), Thompson (birdie, bogey) and Mailey (two pars) were two points behind. Cooke parred the last to win by one point from Black (who lost his chance of winning with a ‘ding’ down Longlands), Thompson (bogey) and Mailey (par) who finished together. Second place went to Thompson with a better last six.
Joshua Hill won the Gross.
In Division 2 after the Trout Hole Alan Knox was leading by one point but was being hard pressed by Ian Stewart, Eoghan Daly and Michael Burton. Knox after a par and two bogeys lost his advantage to new leader Stewart (par, birdie, par) and was joined by Daly (birdie, bogey, bogey) and Burton (par, par, bogey) two points behind he leader. The scores remained the same through the next and with a bogey, bogey finish Stewart held on to win in another close finish by one point from Daly (bogey, par), Burton (par, bogey) and Knox (bogey, par) who finished together and with a better last one second place went to Daly.
Patrick Dallat was leading Division 3 by a point through The Devils Elbow from Adrian Atkinson and Emil Wylie. Up the Grove Dallat (par) was joined by Wylie (par) a point ahead of Atkinson (bogey). In an exciting finish Dallat came home par, par and was joined by Atkinson (two pars). Victory went to Atkinson with a better last six with Dallat in second place. Wylie (double bogey, par) was another point behind.
Division 1 – 1st. Chris Cooke 23 pts 2nd. Colin Thompson 22 pts (BL6)
Division 2 – 1st. Ian Stewart 23 pts – 2nd. Eoghan Daly 22 pts (BL1)
Division 3 – Adrian Atkinson 19 pts (BL6) – 2nd. Patrick Dallat 19 pts.
Twos were recorded by – I.Stewart, A.Robinson, P.Magill, J.Hill, C.Thompson, M.Greer and M.Graham.