Summer medal a shining success at Dunmurry GC

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Last Saturday the Summer Medal took place at Dunmurry and, despite early morning rain, it turned out to be a great day for golf.

With the competition split into three sections, the winner of Section One (handicap 10 and under) was Ward Farrell (4) with a nett 68, edging Ivor Moffitt (10) into second place with the better back nine.

Ward went round the front in two over par gross, dropping two shots at the second and one at the sixth, but pulled one shot back with a well-taken birdie at the fifth.

Another birdie at the start of his back nine at the 10th and a dropped shot at the par three 16th combined with pars at the other seven holes and was enough to win Section One.

Ivor had to settle for second, after going round both nines in four over par, but a double bogey on the 18th cost him overall victory.

Section Two (11-18) – was won by CJ Whyte (13) with a nett 66.

He got off to a great start with a birdie three at the first and carded pars at the fourth and seventh to go round the front nine in a five over par 40.

He started the back nine with a par and two birdies at the 13th and 14th saw him round the back in a four over 39 for a nett 66.

Second place went to Kevin Carabine (15) with a nett 68, edging out a number of others thanks to a back nine of 37.

Section Three (19 and above) was won by P Cushanan (27) with a nett 69.

Second place went to Tony McDermott (19) with a nett 70.

The gross prize was won by Darren Crowe (+2) who went round in 67 shots. Darren started off with birdies at the first and third holes and another at the par three seventh.

He dropped a shot at the ninth to go round the front nine in 33.

On the back nine he recorded pars at eight holes and a birdie at the 14th saw him finish with an impressive 34 on the back and 67 overall.