Galgorm Castle News

Deane wins Golden Jubilee Trophy

- Posted on: 27/06/2022 - $itemValue.title

Image credit: Kevin Markham

Twenty handicapper Robin Deane won the Golden Jubilee Trophy sponsored by Stephens Catering Equipment played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. In a close and exciting finish Robin won by two points from Gareth Fisher playing off fourteen. The players were level through Walkers Home and at halfway they were still level. Deane parred The Fort to take a one point advantage. Both players failed to score at eleven. Deane was still leading by a point through The Maple. After a run of two pars and a bogey from Deane and two pars and a birdie from Fisher, the players were level again up the Grove with two to play. Fisher gained a one point advantage with a par at Longlands to a bogey from Deane. Fisher 'dinged' the last hole and Deane took the opportunity with a par to WIN OVERALL by two points. Fisher won the OVERALL RUNNER-UP placing.

Division 1

At halfway Cameron Lappin (6) ('ding' at The Treasury) was leading by a point from Stephen McAuley (2). Michael Alexander (8 was another point behind with Sean McCormick (4) a further point back. Through The Maple Lappin had increased his lead to two points over McAuley. McCormick was another two points behind with Alexander ('ding' at The Fort) a further point down. McAuley with a bogey and two pars closed to within one point of Lappin (three bogeys) who was holding on up the Grove. McCormick with three pars was another point behind with Alexander (two pars and a bogey) still a further point down. Lappin finished with a bogey and a par to win the Division by one point from McCormick (two pars), McAuley (birdie, 'ding') and Alexander (two pars) who finished together. Second place went to McCormick with a better back nine and Alexander taking third place. McAuley won the Gross with 35 gr/pts.


Division 2

Through Longlands Steven Carmichael (10) was the clear leader by a comfortable four points from William Rice (10) and Gary Wilkins (13). Aidan McCafferty (13) was a further two points behind. Approaching the Devils Elbow Rice and Wilkins had closed to within one point of Carmichael ('ding' at The Maple). McCafferty was another point behind. Over Beechers Rice after recording two pars and Wilkins with a par and a bogey had joined Carmichael (bogey, par) in the lead. McCafferty (two bogeys) was two points behind. Rice finished with three pars to win by one point from Wilkins (par, bogey, par) in second place. Another point behind Carmichael (par and two bogeys) and McCafferty (bogey, par, birdie) finished together with third place going to McCafferty with a late rally and a better back nine.


Division 3

After the Front 9 David McIlroy (18) was being pressed for the lead by Jeremy Weir (14) a point behind. George McCooke (15) was another point behind. A further two and three points further back came Darryl Robinson (15) and Alan Ellis (19) respectively. At The Maple McIlroy was still leading by a point from improving new challenger Ellis. Three points further back came McCooke ('ding' at Piat). Weir ('ding' at The Maple) and Robinson ('ding' at Arthurs Seat) were anolther point down. McIlroy with a bogey, double bogey and another bogey was holding his one point advantage at the Grove over Ellis (double bogey, birdie, 'ding'). McCooke (bogey, double bogey, par) was a further two points back. Weir (par and two bogeys) and Robinson (bogey, 'ding', par) were another one and two points respectively behind. McIlroy finished with two bogeys to win the Division by two points from Weir (two pars) who won the Seniors. Three points behind McIlroy in second place came Ellis (bogey, 'ding') a point head of McCooke ('ding', par) and Robinson (par, bogey). Third place with a better back nine went to Robinson. 


Division 4

Entering the Back 9 Roy McDowell (28) held a narrow one point advantage over William Crawford (30) and Kevin Duffin (23). Daniel McIlroy (22) after a 'ding' at The Niuc was another three points behind. At the fourteenth tee Crawford was the new leader by a point from McDowell ('ding' at Arthurs Seat). Duffin and McIlroy were another point behind. After a 'ding' at fourteen followed by two double bogeys Crawford was joined in the lead with two holes to play by McDowell (double bogey, bogey, double bogey) and McIlroy (par, double bogey, bogey) with Duffin (bogey and two double bogeys) a point behind. In a close finish McIlroy parred the last two holes to win by one point from Crawford (bogey, double bogey) and McDowell (bogey, double bogey) with second place going to Crawford with a better back nine and third place to McDowell. Duffin (bogey, par)finished one point behind the placings.