Last Saturday was Scratch Cups Day at Banbridge Golf Club. The players were divided into four handicap sections and it was their gross score that counted.
The results were as follows:
THE LOW SCRATCH CUP (0-5).
The 0-5 low handicap section was won by Andrew Quinn (5) who had an excellent gross 72. Andrew has had a marvellous season and this was the icing on the cake.
Damian Weir (5) was runner-up with a 73 and Jonathan Shannon (4) won the best nett prize with a nett 70.
THE BANK OF IRELAND JUNIOR SCRATCH CUP (6-11).
This turned out to be a battle between youth and experience. Young Patrick Magennis (9) and that wily campaigner, Eugene Weir (6) matched each other, shot for shot.
They both finished with a gross 75 and Patrick was declared the winner on countback. Eugene was the runner-up.
The best nett prize went to Gareth McGregor (10) with a nett 66.
THE J.J. HENDERSON INTERMEDIATE SCRATCH CUP (12-18).
This section was also very closely contested. Tom Fee (12) and Cameron Morton (12) both shot a gross 78. Once again, countback had to be used and Tom came out on top.
He just couldn’t believe it.
Cecil Wilson (18) won the best nett prize with a nett 64.
THE SAM MC MILLAN HIGH SCRATCH CUP (19+).
John Molloy (21) was a very popular winner in the high section with his gross 87.
The anti-post favourite, Gerry Blevins, was runner-up with a gross 89.
The best nett in the high section came from Gordon Enderson (26) with a nett 67.
IT’S RORY VERSUS LUKE IN THE HAUGHTON SMYTH CUP FINAL.
The final of the Haughton Smyth Cup will pit Luke Woods against Rory Madeley. In the semi-finals, Rory beat Kieran Magennis 3 and 2 while Luke beat Adam McGregor 1 up.
The final will be worth watching, as Rory and Luke are both on top of their games.