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The qualifying rounds for the Junior Cup were played last Sunday.

The Banbridge team had to travel the short distance to Lisburn, a course that is familiar to all the local players.

Team captain, Rory Madeley, had selected what he considered a very strong team but, on the day, the ball did not run too kindly for them.

Four 82’s would have been good enough to qualify but that target proved to be out of reach.

Paul Magennis opened with an excellent score of 80 and his brother Kieran shot a respectable 83.

At that stage, Banbridge were one shot below their target. But things went downhill after that.

William Malcolmson had an 84, Josh Lockhart an 86 and Neil Madeley an 88.

The Banbridge four-card total of 333 was five or six shots too high.

Never mind, everyone did his best and, in six months time, there won’t be a word said about it.