Galgorm Castle News

Gilmore Engineering win for Magill

- Posted on: 11/10/2021 - $itemValue.title

Image credit: Kevin Markham


The Gilmore Engineering sponsored Stableford competition was played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club and at halfway seven handicapper Paul Houston was being hard pressed by Philip Magill (18) and Steven Penney (3) who were a point behind. Bryan Logan (9) was a further two points behind followed by Michael Alexander (5) and Billy Cull (5) another point down. Through The Maple Magill was leading by one point from Houston, Penney, Logan and Cull with Alexander another point behind. Magill recorded three pars and had increased his lead to three points up the Grove from Logan (par, birdie, bogey). Cull (three pars) and Alexander (two pars and a birdie) were another point behind with Houston (bogey, par, bogey) and Penney (bogey, par, par) a further point back. Magill finished with another two pars to Win Overall by four points from Logan (two pars) in the Overall Runner-up placing. There was a very close finish to Division 1. Alexander (par, bogey), Cull (bogey, par) and Houston (two pars) finished together and first place went to Alexander with a better back six. Second place was taken by Cull with a better back nine and Houston finished third. Penney (two pars) was a further point behind the placings. 

The Gross winner was Bryan Martin (Scr).

In Division 2 at the turn Chris Cooke, playing off twelve and Gary Jackson playing off eleven were vying for the lead two points ahead of Jonny McIlroy (11). Gerard O'Hagan (10) and Philip Alexander (12) were another point behind. Approaching the fourteenth tee Jackson was leading by a point from McIlroy with Cooke ('ding' at The Maple) and O'Hagan another point behind. Alexander was a further point back. After a bogey, par, 'ding' Jackson was joined in the lead through the Grove by Cooke (bogey, par, bogey), O'Hagan (bogey, and two pars) and Alexander (par, double bogey, birdie) and with McIlroy (two bogeys and a double bogey) a point behind, a very close and exciting finish lay ahead. Cooke parred the closing two holes to win by one point from O'Hagan (par, bogey) and Jackson (par, bogey) and with a better back nine second place went to O'Hagan with Jackson third. Alexander (par, 'ding') and McIlroy (par, bogey) came in together another point behind the placings.

At the tenth tee in Division 3 David Stirling (14) was leading by a point from Robert Stacey (14) and Aaron Pattison (18) followed by Philip Galloway (18) another two points behind. Rory Drysdale (17) and Colin Thompson (16) were two and three points respectively further back. At The Maple Stirling was joined by Pattison in the lead by a point from Stacey and Galloway. Drysdale was a further three points behind followed by Thompson another point away. After recording two pars and a double bogey Stacey emerged as the new leader over Beechers with Pattison (par and two double bogeys) and Stirling (bogey, double bogey, bogey) in close contention a point behind. Galloway (bogey, double bogey, bogey) was another point down followed by Drysdale (par and two bogeys) and Thompson (bogey, birdie, bogey) a further point back. In another close finish Stacey with a par and a bogey won by one point from Galloway (par, bogey) and Thompson (two pars) and with a better back nine second place went to Thompson with Galloway in third place. Pattison (par, 'ding'), Stirling (par, 'ding') and Drysdale (par, bogey) finished another point behind the placed players.

In Division 4 after the front nine Andrew Young (22) was leading by two points from Kevin Devlin (24) with Timothy McNeill (21) and Trevor Galloway (24) another point behind. Young after a 'ding' at The Fort lost his advantage and was a point behind McNeill and Devlin after The Maple. Galloway was a further two points behind. McNeill and Devlin were still level over Beechers, two points ahead of Young with Galloway another point behind. Over the closing three holes McNeill finished with two bogeys and a double bogey to win by two points from Devlin ('ding' and two double bogeys), Young (double bogey and two bogeys) and Galloway (bogey, double bogey, bogey). Galloway with a better back nine won the Seniors. Devlin with a better back nine took second place in the Division with Young in third place.

Results – Overall Winner – Philip Magill (18) 45 pts – Overall Runner-up – Bryan Logan (9) 41 pts (BB9) – Division 1 – 1st. Michael Alexander (5) 39 pts (BB6) – 2nd. Billy Cull (5) 39 pts (BB9) – 3rd. Paul Houston (7) 39 pts – Division 2 – 1st. Christopher Cooke (12) 39 pts – 2nd. Gerard O'Hagan (10) 38 pts (BB9) – 3rd. Gary Jackson (11) 38 pts - Division 3 – 1st. Robert Stacey (14) 39 pts – 2nd. Colin Thompson (16) 38 pts (BB9) - 3rd. Philip Galloway (18) 38 pts – Division 4 – 1st. Timothy McNeill (21) 41 pts – 2nd. Kevin Devlin (24) 39 pts (BB9) – 3rd. Andrew Young (22) 39 pts – Gross – Bryan Martin (Scr) 37 gr/pts – Seniors – Trevor Galloway (24) 39 pts (BB9) – Subsidiary Competition – Tom Wiggins (25) 34 pts.