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McVeigh wins Charity Day

Thursday, 7 September 2017

THERE was a good turn out of golfers for the Charity Day sponsored by Robinson's NISA Extra held at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
All holes were sponsored by various businesses with some holes having two sponsors. Donations were also very welcome. Charities benefitting from the day were Ballymena Spina Bifida Association, Angel Wishes and Lets Talk Crohn's and Colitis Northern Ireland.
At halfway Michael Burton (18) held a one point advantage from Vincent Miskelly (4) who was a further point ahead of Wilson McVeigh (7), Norman Nicholl (9) and Tony Quinn (21). Through The Maple Miskelly emerged as the new leader by a point from McVeigh and Nicholl.
Burton was another point behind followed by Quinn a further two points back. Up the Grove only one point separated the five players. McVeigh and Burton joined Miskelly in the lead with Nicholl and Quinn in close attendance one point behind. The prospect of a close and exciting finish lay ahead with only two holes left to play.
McVeigh came home with two pars to win Overall by one point from Miskelly (two pars), Burton (two bogeys), Nicholl (two pars) and Quinn (bogey, par) who finished together. Nicholl was the Overall Runner-Up with a better back nine. Miskelly won the Gross. Burton won Division 3 and Quinn won Division 4.
In Division 1 at halfway Michael Alexander (5) was a point ahead of John McCarry (10) and Norman Reid (8). David Stirling jnr, Lyle Foster (8) and Luis Surgenor (7) were another one, two and four points respectively further behind. Approaching fourteen a birdie at The Maple enabled Stirling jnr. to join Alexander a point ahead of McCarry, Reid and an improving Foster.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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