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Victory for Mick McAuley

- Posted on: 05/07/2021 - $itemValue.title

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At halfway Neil McVeigh, playing off eighteen, was two points ahead of Timothy D'Arcy (16) and Michael McAuley (15). Joe Barr (18) ws a further three pointa away followed by Ian Stewart (17) and Alastair Murray (15) close up another point behind. David Gault (14) and John Wilson (15) were another two and three points respectively away. Approaching Beechers McVeigh was still leading with McAuley closing to within one point. An improving Gault was another point behind. Barr was a further point down with Stewart and D'Arcy ('ding' at eleven) another point away. A further one and three points respectively back came Murray and Wilson. Up the Grove and with two to play McAuley (par, bogey) and Gault (birdie, bogey) were leading by a point from McVeigh (double bogey, bogey). A further two points back came Barr (par, double bogey) and Stewart (bogey. Par). D'Arcy (double bogey, par), Murray (double bogey, bogey) and Wilson (two bogeys) were another one, three and four points further back respectively. In a close finish over the closing two holes McAuley survived with two pars to Win Overall by one point from Gault (two pars) who won the Overall Runner-up placing. McVeigh (par, double bogey) was a further two points away and won Division 3 by a point from Barr (bogey, par). Third place went to Stewart (two bogeys) another point behind and D'Arcy took fourth place with a double bogey, par finish. Murray (bogey, par) and Wilson (two pars) were another point behind the placings.

In Division 1 after the front nine John Rock (8) was leading by a point from James Donaghy (1). John Rainey (7) and George Tumilson (8) were another point behind. Steven Penney (4) was a further point behind followed by Kurtis McCartney (4) and Joshua Hill (-3) close up another point back. Through The Maple Rock was in the lead by two points from Donaghy. McCartney, Penney and Tumilson were another two points behind with Rainey and Hill a further two points back. Approaching the Lowlands Rock, after two pars and a 'ding', was still a point ahead of Donaghy (par, bogey, par) who was joined by McCartney (par, birdie, par). Penney (three pars) and Tumilson (bogey and two pars) were another point behind followed by Rainey (three pars) and Hill (three pars) a further one and two points respectively behind. In a very, very close and exciting finish all six players finished together. Hill won the Gross. McCartney won Division 1 with a better back nine. Second place went to Penney with a better back nine. Rainey finished third with a better back six and in fourth place was Tumilson with a better back nine. Donaghy and Rock missed a placing on count back. 

Turning for the inward nine in Division 2 Michael Greer (9) and James Mairs (12) were vying for the lead but were being hard pressed by Barry Agnew (13) and David Currie (13) a point behind. Another one and two points respectively behind came Alan Proctor (12) and Kevin McCavera (9). At Beechers Greer was leading by a point from Currie. Agnew was another two points behind with Proctor a further point away. Mairs and McCavera were another point back. Over Beechers and up the Grove Greer (par, double bogey) was joined in the lead by Currie (two bogeys) and Agnew (bogey, birdie) a point ahead of Mairs (par, birdie). Proctor (bogey, par) and McCavera (par, birdie) were another point behind. In a close finish Currie (two pars) and Agnew (two pars) were level with first place going to Agnew with a better back six. A point behind came Greer (bogey, par) and Mairs (bogey, birdie). Mairs won the Seniors and Greer took the Division's third place. Proctor (two pars) and McCavera (two pars) finished another point back with fourth place going to McCavera with a better back nine.

In Division 4 entering the back nine Conor Doherty (26) was a point ahead of William McKigney (25) followed by Michael Burton (21) and Tony Dodds (22) another point behind. Maurice McDowell (24) and Ronan Speers (30) were a further one and two points respectively behind. Through The Maple Doherty had increased his lead to three points over McKigney ('ding' at The Fort) who was joined by McDowell. Another point behind came Burton ('ding' at The Fort'), Dodds and an improving Speers. Approaching the Lowlands Doherty (double bogey, par, birdie) increased his lead to five points over McDowell (double bogey, bogey, birdie) and McKigney (double bogey, par, bogey). Speers (bogey, par, triple bogey) was another point behind with Burton (two pars and a 'ding' at the Grove) and Dodds (three bogeys) a further point back. Doherty finished 'ding', par to win by four points from McDowell (par, 'ding') in second place. Third place, another point behind, went to Speers (par, 'ding'). Burton (double bogey, par), Dodds (two bogeys) and McKigney (double bogey, 'ding') finished together a further point down with Burton taking fourth place with a better back six. 

Results – Overall Winner – Michael McAuley (15) 44 pts – Overall Runner–up – David Gault (14) 43 pts (BB9) – Division 1 – 1st. Kurtis McCartney (4) 38 pts (BB9) – 2nd. Steven Penney (4) 38 pts (BB9) – 3rd. John Rainey (7) 38 pts (BB6) – 4th. George Tumilson (8) 38 pts – Division 2 – 1st. Barry Agnew (13) 42 pts (BB6) – 2nd. David Currie (13) 42 pts – 3rd. Michael Greer (9) 41 pts – 4th. Kevin McCavera (9) 40 pts (BB9) – Division 3 – 1st. Neil McVeigh (18) 41 pts – 2nd. Joe Barr (18) 40 pts – 3rd. Ian Stewart (17) 39 pts – 4th. Timothy D'Arcy (16) 38 pts – Division 4 – 1st. Conor Doherty (26) 43 pts – 2nd. Maurice McDowell (24) 39 pts – 3rd. Ronan Speers (30) 38 pts – 4th. Michael Burton (21) 37 pts (BB6) – Gross – Joshua Hill (-3) – Seniors – James Mairs (12) 41 pts (BB6) – Green Competition – Tom Wiggins (26) 37 pts.