Galgorm Castle News

Stableford victory for Atkinson

- Posted on: 18/07/2022 - $itemValue.title

Image credit: Kevin Markham

Adrian Atkinson was the OVERALL WINNER of the Isherwood and Ellis sponsored Stableford Competition played at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with the OVERALL RUNNER-UP Joshua Hill (-3) (BB9) one point behind.


Division 1

At halfway Kurtis McCartney (1) was leading by one point but being hard pressed by Joshua Hill (-3) and Trevor Fleming (8). Cameron Lappin (5) was another point behind with Noah Stewart (8) a further point back. Through The Maple McCartneywas two points ahead of Hill, Lappin and Fleming with Stewart another point behind. Up the Grove McCartney with a par, birdie, par was still leading by two points from Hill (birdie and two pars). Stewart (par, birdie, bogey) and Fleming (bogey, birdie, bogey) were another point behind. Lappin with two bogeys and a par was a further point away. In a close finish McCartney parred the final two holes and was joined by Hill who finished with two birdies. Hill with a better back nine won the OVERALL RUNNER-UP placing and McCartney won Division 1. Stewart (par, bogey) and Fleming (bogey, par) came in three points behind and Stewart with a better back nine finished second and Fleming won the Seniors. A further point down in third place came Lappin (two pars). Stephen McAuley(2) won the Gross with 35 gr/pts


Division 2

Adrian Atkinson (13) and Jeremy Weir (10) ('ding' at the Trout Hole) were vying for the lead at the turn. Brian Maybin (10) and John Rock (10) ('ding' at the opening hole) were close up a point behind. Approaching the Devils Elbow Atkinson was leading by a point from Rock with Maybin and Weir another point behind. Atkinson with three pars had opened up a four point advantage over Maybin.(two pars and a bogey) up the Grove. Rock (bogey, 'ding' par) was another point behind and Weir (par, double bogey, 'ding') a further point back. Atkinson finished with a double bogey and a birdie to WIN OVERALL by four points from Maybin (par, bogey) who came first in the Division. Rock with a par down the Lowlands and a bogey at the last finished a point behind Maybin to take second place. Third place went to Weir (bogey, birdie) a further point away.

Division 3

At halfway Joshua Whann (16) ('ding' at the Trout Hole)was leading by one point from James Kennedy O'Shea (16) ('ding' at Walkers Home). Gary Crabbe (17) and Ivan Alexander (15) were another point behind. At The Maple Whann and O'Shea were leading by three points from Crabbe and Alexander. Whann, after recording two pars and a bogey, was three points clear up the Grove from O'Shea (bogey, par, 'ding') and Alexander (bogey and two pars). Crabbe (two bogeys and a par) was another point behind. In a very exciting finish Whann (bogey, 'ding'), O'Shea (bogey, par), Alexander (bogey, par) and Cr4abbe (two pars) finished together. First place went to Crabbe with a better last six and Alexander with a better back nine in second place and O'Shea (better back nine) third.


Division 4

Through the Front 9 William McKigney (24) ('ding at Longlands) was leading by a point from Ian Henry (24) ('dings at the Trout Hole and The Niuc). Michael Laverty (24) was another two points behind followed by Harkness McCaughan (24) ('ding' at Broadmeadows) a further point down. Mark McClenaghan (21) started slowly with 'dings' at the opening two holes and was two more points down along with Don McKeown (22) ('dings' at The Niuc and the Sanctuary). Coming to Beechers McKigney was still leading by a point from McClenaghan, Laverty and McKeown. McCaughan was another two points behind and Henry a further point back. Up the Grove McKigney with a par and a bogey had a three point advantage over McCaughan (par, bogey). Laverty ('ding', bogey), McKeown (double bogey, bogey) and Henry (par, bogey) were another point behind. McClenaghan (bogey, 'ding') was a further point back. McKigney doubled bogeyed the Lowlands and came in with a par at the last to win by four points. McClenaghan (par, bogey) and Laverty (two bogeys finished together with second place going to McClenaghan with a better back nine and Laverty taking third place. A point behind the placings came McKeown ('ding', par), McCaughan (two double bogeys) and Henry (double bogey, bogey).


Congratulations to Joshua Hill (-3) who created a New Amateur Course Record for the white course with a Gross sixty three. His round included nine pars and nine birdies.