Hundreds descend on Lisburn GC for Open Week as Glenn denied Cup win

Glenn McAuley  (Dunmurry) receives his second-placed prize from Patrick Coyle at Lisburn's Open Week.
Glenn McAuley (Dunmurry) receives his second-placed prize from Patrick Coyle at Lisburn's Open Week.

Competitors from all over Ireland took part in this year’s Lisburn Golf Club Open Week.

They all spoke highly of the course and maintained that it was in the best condition of any parkland course in the country. This resulted in some very low scoring.

David Pilkington (Cloverhill) collects the coveted Barbour Cup from Patrick Coyle.

David Pilkington (Cloverhill) collects the coveted Barbour Cup from Patrick Coyle.

The main competition of the week, the Barbour Cup, was held on Friday and Saturday.

Almost 400 competitors took part in the event sponsored by Patrick Coyle of Coyle Agencies. Glenn McAuley (Dunmurry) started with three birdies. He had another birdie at the fifth but conceded strokes to par at the fourth and seventh to go out in 34. After starting the back nine with four birdies, he finished with five pars for 32 and a round of 66. Playing off +1 his net score of 67 looked good enough to win.

Later David Pilkington (Cloverhill) reached the turn in 33 thanks to birdies at the 1st 4th and 8th. He holed from 25 feet on the final green for a back nine of 36 and a round of 69. His net 65 was just enough to claim the coveted trophy.

Results: 1st David Pilkington (4) 65, 2nd Glenn McAuley (+1) 67, 3rd Neil Patton (13) 67, 4th Matt Lyness (5) 68, 5th Jim Murdock (9) 68. Best gross Norman McNellis 72, 2nd Philip Purdy 73.

OPEN WEEK RESULTS

Monday Stableford sponsored by BSS Ireland Ltd: 1st John Poole 43pts, 2nd Keri Kidd 39pts, 3rd Mark Bailie 38pts

Open Seniors sponsored by BSS Ireland Ltd: 1st Alan Hawthorne 39pts, 2nd Robert Patterson 38pts, 3rd John Millward 37pts

Wednesday Open Stableford sponsored by Draynes Farms: 1st Robert Campbell 40pts, 2nd Aaron Marshall 39pts, 3rd Christophe McKnight 38pts

Thursday Open Stableford sponsored by Hutton Tiles: 1st Mark McNellis 43pts, 2nd Neil Roulston 42pts, 3rd Aaron Marshall 41pts

Juveniles White Horse Trophy: 1st Bobby Robinson 43pts, 2nd Troy Knox 38pts, 3rd Max Gillespie 38pts.

Stableford: 1st Troy Knox 41pts, 2nd Kyle Carson 39 pts, 3rd Harry McNellis 38 pts.