Samís The Man in Senior

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Samís The Man in Senior thumbnailRotarians Sam McClean and Leslie Crawford, organiser of the Rotary Club Charity Tournament at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. Gb2832RP45

DURING McBurney Transport Open Week at Ballymena Golf Club Sam Montgomery won the Senior competition.
The Kilrea GC player, with a handicap of 26, returned 40 points.
Included on his card was a non score on the 1st and 17th.
A first nine of 19 was bettered on the second, giving him 21 points, aided by four on the 11th and 15th.
A better second nine pushed Des McCartney (14) into second.
He had equal nines of 20 with out outward nine containing four pars and five bogeys; homeward nine was three pars, four bogeys, a double bogey on the 11th and four points from a birdie on the 16th.
Third was Gary Rodgers (14) with 39 points from six pars, 10 single bogeys, a double bogey on the 16th and a birdie on the final hole.
Ciaran Corbett (11) took the Best Gross prize with a round 76 shots having been three over on the front nine and in total he scored 11 pars.
On the same day the club juniors had a competition and it was won by Paul O'Boyle (33) with a total of 56 points.
His next outing will see him reduced by 12 shots on handicap.
Second was Luke Mullen (16) with 45 points.
The computer will have adjusted his allowance for his summer golf.
Friday was Four Ball Better Ball and the winners were Stephen Surgenor (14) and Brian Crawford (12) who posted 48 points of which 25 came from the first nine which they covered in level par gross.
They added a two over second nine total of 23 points.
At the final tally they ended up four points ahead of John Brown (9) and partner G. McCullough (12) who scored 21 on the way out where they were three over.
The inward stretch of 23 saw them score five pars, two bogeys plus a birdie on the 11th and 18th which was responsible for edging John McElry (9) and partner Ryan Daly (19) into third place by one point - with 43.
A first nine of four pars plus five bogeys yielded 20 points while the second nine saw the pair score six pars, a bogey on the 14th and 16th.
They scored six pars, a bogey on the 14th and 16th and completed their round with a birdie 3 on the final hole for 23 points.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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