Sean wins latest winter competition at Raceview

Eddie Gilmore, Michael Scroggie and Martin Agnew wrapped up to brave the elements at Ballymena Golf Club. INBT 02-811H
Eddie Gilmore, Michael Scroggie and Martin Agnew wrapped up to brave the elements at Ballymena Golf Club. INBT 02-811H

With the weather having wiped out some of the pre-holiday golf at Ballymena Golf Club, the festive fayre continued into the Christmas week.

Members were again competing to win vouchers which had been kindly sponsored by Allen Meats.

The winner of the most recent competition was Sean McLarnon who, off a 12 handicap, posted a score of 32 stableford pointed, which included seven pars.

Although his round commenced and ended with double bogeys, a birdie on the par three tenth made up somewhat for those two single point scores as it was worth four points on its own.

Second place was taken by Brian Casey (13)who had the best 31 point card, having scored nine points on the last four holes.

Brian scored six pars plus a trio of double bogeys and a birdie on the ninth was rewarding as it accounted for four points.

Raymond Scullion (10) took third place, also with 31 points, of which 23 came from the first nine holes, which included six pars plus a birdie at the seventh.

Next up was Robert McMullan (15) who also had 31 points and again 23 of them came from the front nine where he scored five pars, three bogeys plus a double dropped shot on the par five ninth.

His last four holes read three bogeys plus a double bogey on the 11th.

The best 30-point card came from Bobby Carson (12) who, having started his round with four straight pars, then dropped six shots between the fifth and ninth as he finished his first nine holes with 20 points. His final four holes were birdie, par, bogey, double bogey which added a further 10 points to his total.

Gary Black (1) was the next prizewinner, also with 30 points, only to lose out to Carson over those last four holes.

However, Black shaded his place over Thomas Surgenor by virtue of a one point better score over the last four holes.

Black’s first nine saw him start with five pars to which he added a birdie at the sixth,a par at the seventh and further birdies at eight and nine for 21 points.

Those final four holes provided two pars, a lone dropped shot at the 12th which he retrieved with another birdie at the 13th as he added another nine points to his total.

Surgenor (9) played the first nine holes in two over gross for 22 points only to drop a shot on each of the 10th, 12th and 13th but a par on the 11th was responsible for a further eight points on his card.