thursday open

Thursday Open winner Kieran Magennis along with Cathal ONeill, John McDowell and John Ewart. INBL1427-228EB
Thursday Open winner Kieran Magennis along with Cathal ONeill, John McDowell and John Ewart. INBL1427-228EB

Kieran Magennis (6) shot a level par round last Thursday in the Open and that gave him a winning score of 42 stableford points.

This was number 14 of the Thursday Opens this season. Kieran has won the best gross prize on four occasions. This was his first outright victory.

Kieran is an avid student of the game and is always trying to improve. Any success that comes his way is well deserved.

The runner-up was a visitor, Richard Spence (17) with 40 points.

Alan McVey (7) took third place with 37 points.

The best gross prize went to Jonathan Shannon (5) with a 3 over par 72.

There is always a near-miss.

This time it was John J Lennon who had 37 points and went home empty handed.

MUSA

The sixth round of the Mid-Ulster Senior Alliance was played at Killymoon last Tuesday.

The weather was nice and the course was in ideal condition but the result wasn’t good.

Seamus McGrath was top scorer for Banbridge with 33 points. Verdun Bond was next best with 32 points. Then came Norman Doak and Peter Hillen, both with 31 points.

Their team total was 127 poins, their second lowest score in the league so far.

The other four players for Banbridge were Dougie Stevenson, Merton McDowell, Bobby Geddis and Sam Wilkinson.

Round seven of the MUSA will be played at Spa Golf Club on Tuesday 9th August. Let’s hope for better luck at that venue.