Superb back nine wins it for Ciaran

Fred Coyle, Duncan Fleming, Chris Black, and Roy McGrath after their round at Dunmurry Golf Club. Chris Black set a new best score in a juvenile competition when he returned a six under 64 on Sunday, 28th June.
Fred Coyle, Duncan Fleming, Chris Black, and Roy McGrath after their round at Dunmurry Golf Club. Chris Black set a new best score in a juvenile competition when he returned a six under 64 on Sunday, 28th June.

Over 200 golfers at Dunmurry Golf Club competed for John Dolan’s Professional prizes on Saturday, July 4, and after a damp start it turned out a great day for golf.

The scoring was good with the winner Ciaran Hamill (22), edging out Harry Larkin (14) on the better back nine after both returned 42 points.

Ciaran had a steady front nine for 18 points, however a superb back nine of six over par for 24 points, finishing with a par four on the last for four points, clinched him top spot.

Harry on the other had a great front nine of four over par the highlight being a birdie two at the 7th, for 22 points. A steady back nine of level twos and a birdie three on the last for four points gave him 20 pts still was not enough and had to settle for second spot.

Another two golfers Noel Magill (6) and Ian Young (16) both returned 41 pts with Noel edging out Ian thanks to a better last six holes to claim third spot.

Noel reached 19 points for the front nine thanks to a birdie three at the 9th. He had a great back nine dropping just one shot at the 16th, but birdies at the 13th and 15th saw him round the back nine in one under par and 22 pts.

Ian also had 19 points on the front round, and on the back nine he recorded four pars at the first four holes but dropped three shots at the next two holes which proved costly leaving in four spot.

Fifth spot went to Sammy Stewart (13), back after missing most of last season due to injury, returned 40 points – 19 pts on the front nine and 21 pts on the back nine – the highlight being a birdie three on the 17th for four points.

The gross prize went to Darren Crowe (+2) who went round in two under par 68 – sixteen pars, and birdies at the 10th and 16th.