McCook takes win in Division One

Now that the Winter League in Ballycastle has finished there was a change of format on Saturday 14 March when the competition took the form of a 3/4 Ball Scramble in which ladies and men could both compete.

SUNSHIE. Ruairi Bonnar, Eamon McIlroy and Terry McNamara soak up the sunshine at Ballycastle Golf Club on Saturday.INBM22-12 9081F.

First place went to the team of Ruairi Bonnar; Patrick Dallat Jnr: Gerry Mc Gouran and Vincent Miskelly whilst second place went to the team comprising Dessie Donnelly; Eamonn Hackett; James Laverty and Paul Mc Killen. Claiming third place was the team of Colm Hendrie; Ciaran Mort; Mary Theresa Mc Kiernan and Brenda Mc Neill.

Saturday evening saw the holding of the Winter League dinner and presentation of prizes. Those who attended enjoyed a good meal and were thoroughly entertained by the guest speaker, Patsy O’Hagan, the Bard of Armagh.

Division 1 winner of the Sunday Stableford competition was 12 handicapper Allan Mc Cook with a score of 38 points. In the conditions Allan produced a very steady round and whilst he had a “no score” at the Par 3 13th, birdies at the testing 4th & 8th holes more than made up for his slip up and enabled him to beat Owen Kennedy on countback.

Owen completed the course in 3 over par with an eagle 2 at the 5th being the highlight of his round. Damian Mc Sorley playing off 8 claimed 3rd spot with 37 points on countback from Colin Millar and Richard Blaney.

In Division 2 local fisherman Kevin Morton netted the premier spot with a total of 40 points.

This was two points ahead of Victor Young who despite having a “no score” at the 7th managed to secure 2nd spot from John Morgan who finished on 36 points.

Whilst John had a few ups and downs in his round his birdie at the 18th meant he had just done enough to claim 3rd position on countback from Liam Laverty ; John Mc Sparran and Kevin Traynor.