New name among the prize list at Raceview

Ballymena Golf Club.
Ballymena Golf Club.

The Saturday 13-hole sweep competition at Ballymena Golf Club was won by a new name to the prize list, namely Paul Creevy.

With an allowance of 17 shots, he returned a total of 32 stableford points and on a better last four holes from Benny McGarry, playing off the same handicap.

Paul scored five pars, of which three came on the 10th, plus the last two holes, which were accountable for 11 points.

Paul used his handicap allowance very well as he scored six single bogeys and he had one double dropped shot plus a triple bogey on the 11th.

McGarry opened his round with a double bogey, followed by a birdie on the par three second which yielded four points on its own. The remainder of his card showed six single bogeys plus double bogeys on the 10th and 11th, along with pars on the seventh, ninth and 12th.

John A Jamieson came top in category one with a total of 29 points, which came from seven pars, two single bogeys plus a double on the eighth and he also scored birdies on the first, fourth and 13th.

Category two resulted in victory for Gordon Bell (8) who produced a grand total of 31 points and among that, he he had a non-event on the par three seventh. He had nine pars, plus dropped shots on the fifth and 11th, one of which he retrieved with a birdie at the fourth.

Erid Reid (10) took top spot in category three with a total of 32 points. Having started with five pars, he then double-bogeyed the sixth, while the next seven holes resulted in four pars, a birdie on the 10th and he then dropped a shot on the 11th plus two more shots on the 12th.

The final category resulted in James Hamilton (20) outscoring the rest of the field as he accumulated a superb total of 32 points from his handicap allowance. James had eight three-pointers, four two-pointers and an expensive lone single point return on the final hole.

Paddy Kearney (4) took the best gross prize, playing the 13 holes in one under par.