The 14 handicapper reached the turn with 20 points, mixing five bogeys with four pars, before picking up a birdie at the 11th.
With a further five pars on the back nine, and only three dropped shots Damien was able to come home in 23 points, posting a score of 43 points, which could not be matched.
Mel Campbell (25) had to settle for second place, scoring an excellent 42 points, despite not scoring on three holes.
Mel had six bogeys and two pars on the front nine, but failed to score at the par five fourth hole.
Three pars and four bogeys, on the back nine were off set by his failure to score at the thirteenth and seventeenth, but he will be delighted to see his handicap reduced by two shots for his efforts.
Chris McGaw (10) had a fine 41 points to finish in third spot. Birdies at the fifth and seventh helped him to 21 points on the front nine, and a further birdie at the 12th saw him post 20 points coming in.
His score was somewhat marred by a double bogey six, which ultimately cost him a chance of winning the trophy.
Scott Malcolm (8) took fourth with 40 points edging out John McAree (14) and David Irvine (7) on count back.
Stephen Crowe (+2) won the best gross with an excellent four under par 66. Stephen birdied the second and third to move quickly under the card, but dropped shots at the sixth and ninth, to go out in level par. Another bogey arrived at the 12th but a storming finish of five birdies in his last six holes, saw him home in 31 blows.
Team News: Dunmurry’s Barton Shield Team safely negotiated their way through to the third round of this year’s competition, after fine wins against Carrick and Whitehead. The pairings of Darren Crowe and Graham Dickson, and Stephen Crowe and Glenn McAuley, had a comfortable 6 hole win in the morning against Carrick before an equally emphatic 9 hole win, against Whitehead in the afternoon.They now face Fortwilliam in the third round on July 14.
The Holt Shield Team continues to make good progress in this year’s competition after a tight win at home to Clandeboye.
Aaron O’Rorke (5 & 4) and Gareth Shirlow (3 & 2) had given the home side the edge, but final hole defeats for Ward Orr and Jarlath McCotter, had pegged them back.
It left Andrew Cochrane to deliver the decisive blow, with a stunning birdie on the final hole of his match, securing a one up victory.
They now lead their group by a single point from Malone with only one round of matches remaining.