Stephen and Mark rip up front nine to win trophy
Stephen Shields (14) shot four birdies on the front nine holes in the very popular Mark McKinstry Memorial Fourball competition at Lisburn Golf Club to help his partner Colin Smyth (16) and he to reach the turn with a stunning 26 points.
The only hole where they failed to score three points was the seventh.
The windy conditions and a few heavy showers did not prevent the pair scoring 20 points on the back nine, their only single point coming at the short 13th. This gave them a winning total of 46 points.
Despite such a breath-taking round, they had only one point to spare over John Price (9) and Trevor Doak (24).
They had 22 points at the turn but Trevor’s birdie four at the 12th followed by John’s birdie two at 13 gave them seven points for two holes and 23 points on the back nine.
Early starters Chris Davis (20) and Chris Warwick (22) combined well to score 24 points after the first nine.
The highlight was Chris Warwick’s monster putt for a birdie two at the fourth for four points. They finished weakly with a five at the last hole for 19 points on the back nine for a total of 43.
Gregory Law (12) and Darren Welsh (11) had 22 points on the front nine. They could only manage two three pointers on the back nine thanks to Darren’s pars at 10 and 16 for 20 points and a total of 42.
Keith McCrum (10) and Andrew Neill (11) combined well over the front nine to accumulate 23 points. They could only manage 19 on the back nine to finish with 42 points.
Sep Zwahlen and Jim Cunningham were top scorers for Lisburn in the Seniors outing at Royal County Down.
Playing on the Annesley course, they shot 41 points. Ian MacDonald and Fred Walsh were second with 38. The other pairings George Hetherington & Stanley Howard and Bobby Howard & John Boyd finished one point behind.
The Lisburn pairing of Gary Campbell and Sam McAllister defeated the Rockmount representatives three and two in the Irish Daily Mail foursomes competition.
Lisburn made a good start to the Ulster fourball competition with a 3½-½ victory over Castlerock. Billy Gregge and Trevor Doak recovered from dormie three down to win the last three holes and snatch a half.
Lisburn suffered a 4–3 defeat at home to Kirkistown Castle in the Belfast and District Cup. Chris Moulds, Ryan Symmington and Stephen Shaw were Lisburn’s winners.
1st Ian Suffern (11) 40pts, 2nd David Johnston (21) 40pts, 3rd Lewis Darragh (9). Robert Welsh (19) and John Millward (21) also scored 40pts