Kennedy continues his good form at Raceview

Vincey Greenwood, Brian Russell, Stephen Russell and Willie Humphrey prepare to tee off in the Edwin May stableford event at Raceview. INBT 36-802H
Vincey Greenwood, Brian Russell, Stephen Russell and Willie Humphrey prepare to tee off in the Edwin May stableford event at Raceview. INBT 36-802H

John Kennedy continued his good run of form at Ballymena Golf Club when he won the recent Edwin May-sponsored stableford competition.

Having been pipped into fourth place the previous week, the 14-handicapper registered the top score of 40-points - which was a point less than he scored in the previous Saturday competition.

John parred the first hole, only to drop two shotson the second and he went on to score a trio of pars and bogeys and the par fifve ninth resulted in a ‘ding’ as he finished the front nine with 17 points on his card.

The second nine was much better, where he scored six pars plus a birdie at the 16th and the only dropped shots were on the 11th and 14th, which yielded a total of 23 points.

Second place was taken by Alec Lowry (21) who had a total of 39 points, the majoity of which came on the front nine where five pars, two bogeys and two double bogeys resulted in 23 points at the turn.

The back nine saw a single par, five bogeys, two double bogeys and a triple bogey at the 11th added a further 17 points to his tally.

Jonathan Law (3) was third with 38 points and on a better second nine from three other similar scores.

Law played the outward nine in level par for 19 points and it included six pars, a double bogey on the second which he managed to retrieve with birdies at the fourth and sixth holes.

He started the inward nine with six straight pars, followed by a dropped shot apiece at 16 and 17 and he completed his round with a birdie at the last hole for another 19 points.

Fourth prize was won by Quinton McKee (22), also with 38 points, but he had a better last six score from Stephen Ritchie, who in turn had a better last six hole total from John McElroy.

McKee commenced his round with a par only to ‘ding’ the second, to which he added four bogeys plus a double bogey on the fifth and he parred the fourth and seventh for 20 points.

The back nine saw him record eight fives plus a four at the 16th for an additional 18 points.

Ritchie (13) was four over gross after the first nine holes which equated to 20 points. The second nine was played to his handicap but a double bogey on the 15th was costly as even a single bogey would have seen him finish second.

He had a better last six hole total than McElroy (11) whose first nine was made up of six pars and three bogeys. The second nine resulted in six bogeys plus three pars but he only scored 10 points on the last six holes which proved a setback.

The best gross saw Gary Black (1) return to the podium after he played the course in one over gross, having scored 11 pars, four bogeys and birdies on the second, ninth and 10th for a gross 69.