Galgorm Castle News

Gault Victorious in Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort Stableford

- Posted on: 07/08/2021 - $itemValue.title

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At halfway in the Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort sponsored Stableford played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club David Guest (12) was leading by a point from David Bamford (8). Billy Cull (7) was another point behind followed by Gary Henry (7) and Michael Alexander (5) a further point down. Conor Beggs (4) and Vincent Miskelly (2) were another point down with Kurtis McCartney (3) two points further back. Through The Maple Gault was joined in the lead by Bamford, two points ahead of an improved Beggs. Cull, Henry and Alexander were another point behind. Miskelly and McCartney were a further one and three points respectively behind. Over Beechers and up the Grove Gault (after three pars) had opened up a two point advantage over Bamford (par, bogey, par). Another two points back came Beggs (three pars). He was followed by Cull (bogey and two pars) and Henry (bogey and two pars) a further point behind. Alexander (bogey and two pars), McCartney (three pars) and Miskelly (three bogeys) were a fuyrther one, three and four points respectively down. In a close finish Gault with a par and a bogey came in to Win Overall by a point from Bamford (two pars) in the Overall Runner-up placing. Henry (two pars) and Cull (birdie, bogey) finished together another three points back and Henry with a better back nine won Division 1 with Cull in second place. A further point back Beggs (bogey, par) came third. In fourth place Alexander (bogey, par) was another point behind. Three points further back came McCartney (par, bogey) and Miskelly (two pars).

The Gross was won by Joshua Hill (-4) and the Seniors by Trevor Fleming (8).

At the turn in Division 2 Adrian Atkinson (12) was leading by two points over Adrian McCart (10). Another three points back came Neil McCartney (10), Damien Casey (10) and Ricki Simpson (11). Keith Barkley (12) was a further point back. An improved McCartney and McCart were vying for the lead through The Maple, four points ahead of Atkinson ('ding' at The Fort) and an improved Barkley. Casey and Simpson were close up another point behind. Approaching the Lowlands, after a bogey, par, bogey, McCartney was leading by a point from McCart (bogey, par, double bogey). Simpson had improved with three pars and was another point behind followed by Atkinson ('ding' at fourteen, birdie, bogey) another point away. Barkley (par, 'ding' at Beechers, par) and Casey (par, bogey, par) were a further point back. In a very close finish McCart with a two par finish won by one point from Atkinson (par, birdie) and Barkley with two birdies. Second place went to Barkley with a better back nine. McCartney finished double bogey, bogey in fourth place another point back. Simpson (two bogeys) and Casey (two pars) were a point outside the placings.

At the start of the back nine in Division 3 Jeremy Weir (16) was a point ahead of Craig Dean (16). Philip Galloway (17) and Ronnie Gilchrist (19) were another point behind. Gavin McClements (15) and Ryan Wiggins (19) were a further point behind. Gavin McClements (15) and Ryan Wiggins (19) were a further two and three points respectively back. Through fourteen Weir was leading by two points from Galloway and Gilchrist with Dean another point behind. McClements was a further two points behind and Wiggins another two points back. Over Beechers and up the Grove Weir, after two bogeys, was still leading but being hard pressed by Galloway (bogey, par), Gilchrist (par, bogey) and Dean (two pars) a point behind. McClements (bogey, par) and Wiggins (bogey, par) were still unable to close the gap. Dean finished with two pars to win by one point from Galloway (par, bogey) in second place. McClements (two pars) and Weir (double bogey, bogey) finished together another point behind and with a better back nine McClements came third with Weir in fourth place. Another point behind, Wiggins (birdie, par) and Gilchrist (bogey, double bogey) finished together.

In Division 4 entering the back nine Damien Agnew (20) had a four point advantage over Garth Wilson (20) and Andrew Ferguson (21). Garry Robinson (22), Alan Ellis (22) and William McKigney (24) were a further one, two and five points respectively behind. Approaching Beechers Agnew ('ding' at The Fort) was still clear, four points ahead of Wilson ('ding' at The Fort ) Ellis was another point behind with Ferguson ('ding' at The Fort) a further point back. Robinson ('ding' at The Fort) and McKigney were two further points away. At the Lowlands tee Agnew after a 'ding' at Beechers followed by a bogey was two points in front of Ellis (par, bogey) and Ferguson (two pars). Wilson (double bogey, bogey) was another point behind followed by Robinson (bogey, par) and McKigney (birdie, bogey) a further point away. Agnew bogeyed the Lowlands but a 'ding' at eighteen let in Ellis with a bogey, par finish to win by a point with Agnew second. Third place went to McKigney (double bogey, bogey) a further two points behind and in a very close finish for fourth place Ferguson (two dings), Wilson (two double bogeys) and Robinson (par, bogey) finished a further point down with fourth place going to Robinson with a better back nine.

Results – Overall Winner – David Gault (12) 44 pts – Overall Runner-up – David Bamford (8) 43 pts – Division 1 – 1st. Gary Henry (7) 40 pts (BB9) – 2nd. Billy Cull (7) 40 pts – 3rd. Conor Beggs (4) 39 pts – 4th. Michael Alexander (5) 38 pts – Division 2 – 1st. Adrian McCart (10) 40 pts – 2nd. Keith Barkley (12) 39 pts (BB9) – 3rd. Adrian Atkinson (12) 39 pts – 4th. Neil McCartney (10) 38 pts – Division 3 – 1st. Craig Dean (18) 42 pts – 2nd. Philip Galloway (17) 41 pts – 3rd. Gavin McClements (15) 40 pts (BB9) – 4th. Jeremy Weir (16) 40 pts – Division 4 – 1st. Alan Ellis (22) 40 pts – 2nd. Damien Agnew (20) 39 pts – 3rd. William McKigney (24) 37 pts – 4th. Garry Robinson (22) 36 pts (BB9) – Green Competitrion – Desmond Cousley (20) 40 pts – Gross – Joshua Hill (-4) 37 gr/pts – Seniors – Trevor Fleming (8) 40 pts (BB9).