Steele secures win at Galgorm

Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
Galgorm Castle Golf Club.

There were joint leaders in Division 1 through the Niuc with Colin Steele (2) and Stephen Mailey (4) vying for the lead a point ahead of George Small (4) and George Watt (4).

Another two points away came David Keys (4) and Daniel Reilly (1). Steele and Mailey continued to lead after the Treasury by a point from Watt and Reilly who had moved into contention after birdies at Broadmeadows and the Treasury.

Mailey who was leading by one point with one to play lost his chance of winning when he hit bogey trouble at the last and failed to score. Steele however took advantage and with two pars won by one point from Keys (par, par), Reilly (par, par), Small (par, par) and Watt (par, bogey) who finished together. Reilly won the Gross and Keys with a better last six came second to Steele.

In Division 2 ‘dings’ appeared to be prominent in the opening four holes. Rod Lennox (5) and Des Cousley (7) ‘dinged’ the Trout hole and Campbell McAnally (6) at the second hole. However Lennox with three pars was joint leader along with Neil Fitzsimmons (6) two points ahead of Cousley.

With two holes left Fitzsimmons had edged into a one point advantage over Lennox who was joined by an improving McAnally after a run of par, birdie, par.

Fitzsimmons ‘dinged’ the penultimate hole and parred the last but held on to finish in second place two points behind McAnally who finished with two pars. A point behind the placed players came Rod Lennox (par, ‘ding’) and Cousley (bogey, par).

Through the Niuc in Division 3 Ian Stewart (9) held a two point advantage over Richard Lennox (8). A further point away came Donald Nesbitt (9) followed by Alan Proctor (8) another two points behind after a poor start. Through the par three seventh Stewart had opened up a four point lead from Lennox with Proctor and Nesbitt at one and two point intervals respectively further behind. Stewart ‘dinged’ the eighth but a bogey on the last hole saw him home by one point ahead of Lennox (par, bogey). Proctor (par, ‘ding’) and D.Nesbitt (double bogey, par) finished together another three points behind.

Division 4 saw Timothy Roddy (11) ahead by one point through four after a ‘ding’ at the Niuc. In close attendance came Trevor Galloway (11) (‘ding’ at the Niuc’) and Tony Dodds (10) (‘ding’ at the Trout Hole) a point behind. A birdie at seven helped Galloway to take a one point advantage over Roddy. Galloway came home birdie, bogey to win by four points from Roddy (bogey, double bogey) with Dodds a further point away.

Twos were scored by: Peter Daly, Gary Jackson, Steven Penney, Daniel Reilly, Neil Fitzsimmons, William Crawford and Trevor Galloway.