Frank Wallace’s timely hole-in-one lit up Rockmount’s recent Rossmore Cup tie.
Although they were ultimately knocked-out by Banbridge, Frank’s perfect shot pushed the opponents all the way and ensured Rockmount went out in a blaze of glory.
After the home leg had been drawn 2-2, Frank could scarcely have picked a better time to fire in an ace.
Frank, along with his partner Danny Montgomery, neeeded to win their match to force the tie into a play-off.
One down going into the par three 18th, things didn’t look good. That was until Frank stepped up and launched his shot straight into the cup.
That sent the match into a play-off. On the 19th they managed to get a half and so it was onwards to the 20th hole. Danny sank a 30 feet putt for a par only to be out-done by his opponent who sank a 20 feet put for a birdie to secure the win and knock Rockmount out.
Nonetheless, it was a sterling team effort by the Rockmount team.
ULSTER FOURBALL OFF TO A GREAT START
Brendan Houston’s Ulster Fourball team got off to a great start last Sunday (26th July) at home to Blacklion.
After nine holes, things were not going as Brendan had hoped. However, the team rallied on the back nine holes and managed to win 4.5 to 0.5 with 12 holes up.
Particular mention must go to John Hinds and Russell Jamison who were five down with six holes to go and managed to get a halved match.
S.Clarke & S.Gilmore won 3&1, S.Lawell & D.Neeson won 2 up, J.Madden & K Cushnan won 2 up, R.Jamison & J.Hinds halved, A Thompson & F. McCartney won 5&3.
The return match at Blacklion is on Sunday 9th August at 3pm.