Week five of the Eclectic competition as well as the front nine competition were the focus of golfers at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
In Division One after three Peter Daly (4) had a two point advantage over Trevor Fleming (4) with Chris Djorjani (6) another point behind.
Daly still led through Broadmeadows but by only one point from Fleming followed by Djorjani a further point down. In a very close finish Daly came home birdie, bogey, par and was joined by Fleming (two pars and a birdie) and Djorjani (two pars and a birdie) and with a better last six first place went to Djorjani. Fleming finished in second place with a better last six.
Approaching the fourth tee in Division 2 Damian Gillan playing off eight opened briskly with a par and two birdies to take a commanding three point lead (a lead which he held to the finish) over Russell McBride (8) with Andrew McLarnon (6), Fergus McKelvey (8), Ciaran Doherty (8) and Lewis Surgenor (8) another point behind.
Another two pars and a bogey saw his lead increase to five points over McBride (par, bogey, bogey) who was a point ahead of McLarnon, Doherty and Surgenor with McKelvey another point behind. Gillan faded over the closing three holes and his lead was greatly reduced but he managed to hold on with a bogey, double bogey, bogey finish to win by two points from McLarnon (bogey, par, birdie).
Through the Niuc James McKay (12) was leading Division Three by a point from James Campbell (12) followed by Alan Collie (12) and Raymond Lynn (10) two points away. Austin McGillian (10) was another point behind. McKay continued to lead and with two holes to play he was one, point ahead of Campbell who was one, two and three points clear of Lynn, McGillian and Collie respectively. Campbell (bogey) joined McKay (double bogey) at the Santuary to lead by one point from Collie (birdie). Lynn (bogey) and McGillian (par) were a further point behind with one to play.
The leading pair (McKay and Campbell) lost their chance of winning when they ‘dinged’ Longlands. Collie (bogey) and McGillian (par) took the opportunity and finished together a point ahead of Lynn (bogey), McKay and Campbell. McGillian with a better last one finished first with Collie in second place.
Neil Candlish (2) won the gross prize with 19 pts.
Twos were recorded by – T.Fleming, M.Hamilton, A.Atkinson, K.Chappell, P.Daly and D.McClelland.
Through The Maple Adrian Adams (5) was leading by two points from David Halliday (4) with Stephen Logan (3) another point behind. Geoffrey Marshall (8) was a further point down.
Adams finished with two pars to win by two points from Marshall (two pars) with Halliday (‘ding’, birdie) and Logan (two pars) finishing together a further point behind. Twos were recorded by – A.Adams, D.Halliday and A.McCart.