Banbridge get off to a good start in the Senior Cowdy semi-final

The first leg of the Senior Cowdy Cup semi-final between Banbridge and Dungannon was played last Sunday evening.

Banbridge, captained by Ken Stevenson, had the home advantage.

Ken was aiming for 20 points or better. He had the team capable of doing just that.

Rory Leonard won a tight game against Joe Timlin 1 up and got 3.5 points.

Colin Wilton lost by one hole against Conor McCaughey and got half a point.

Luke Woods was in top form, beating Colin Wallace 5 and 4 and getting the maximum 4 points.

Kieran Magennis never went astray.

He beat Donal Hassan 3 and 2 and he also got the maximum 4 points.

Jonathan Ward was level with Ciaran McGinn at the turn but stepped up a gear on the inward half to win by 5 and 4. Jonathan got 3.5 points.

Jonathan Burns, despite his best efforts, lost by one hole against Gareth Davidson.

Jonathan drew a blank, points wise.

Josh Lockhart and Mark Currie couldn’t be separated after 18 holes. They got 2 points each.

Finally, Jonathan Shannon, level against Conor McKenna after 9 holes, turned on the style to win by 5 and 4. Jonathan got 3.5 points.

So, the score after the first leg is Banbridge 21, Dungannon 11.

Ken and his team should be well pleased. We are all looking forward to the second leg in a few weeks time.