Race for the President’s Prize at Banbridge is up and running
Felix Duffy’s first President’s Day will be on Saturday September 12. The highlight of that day will be the final of the fourball matchplay competition, affectionately known as the President’s Prize.
The first round matches have been played with the following results:
Ryan Simpson and Neil Comiskey beat Verdun Bond and Seamus McGrath 2 and 1.
Joe Glass and Joe Thompson beat Malcolm Hodgen and Brendon Berry 1 up.
Trevor Mulholland and Jim Gracey beat Darren Barker and Neil Diamond 3 and 2.
John Gallagher and Gavin Greer beat Joe Whiteside and Wallace Henry 5 and 4.
Robin Bond and Gary McCartney beat Gordon Enderson and Sherwin Curran 6 and 5.
Norman Robb and Ian Craven beat Ashton Clydesdale and Graham Shannon.
Jamie and David Thompson beat Johnny McKinstrey and Rory McMullan at the 20th. Cecil Wilson and Cathal McNiff beat Tony Huthins and Bobby Geddis at the 19th.
Eamon McConville and Paddy McCambridge beat Garth McDonald and Malcolm Hanna 5 and 4.
Mark Carson and Rory Madeley beat Tom Fee and Sydney Pepper 2 and 1.
Neil Madeley and Kenny Whan beat Brian Mulholland and Alan Dale 3 and 1.
Eugene Weir and Seamus Rooney beat Kevin McKay and Brian Grimes 1 up.
Hugo Downey and Luke Crory beat John Poots and Jack Bickerstaff 3 and 2. Sean McGreevey and Eamon McAnarney beat Tom Gillespie and Shane Rooney 4 and 3. Harry and Jonathan Shannon bat Peter Hillen and Sean Quinn 2 and 1.
Merton McDowell and Kenny Baines beat Paul and Conor McCullough 2 and 1. Dennis Lockhart and James Bryson beat Paul Faulkner and Danny O’Boyle 4 and 3.
Sunday 17th May - There was a very small field in this Sunday Sweep due to the club hosting one of the qualifying rounds of the GUI Mixed Foursomes.
It was a good decision for Eamon McAnarney to play. He finished in second place and picked up a massive rollover 2’s pot.
1st- Kenny Arlow (12) Nett 31.
2nd- Eamon McAnarney (12) Nett 35.
Thursday 21st May - This 14 holes sweep developed into a battle between two of the best 12 handicappers in the club. Kenny Arlow got the better of Brian Mulholland for once and that pleased him immensely.
1st- Kenny Arlow (12) 34 points.
2nd- Brian Mulholland (12) 33 points.
Sunday 24th May - Kenny Arlow is certainly enjoying a “purple patch”. He has had two wins and a second place finish in the last three sweeps. It can’t get much better than that.
1st- Dominic McArdle (22) Nett 29.
2nd- Kenny Arlow (12) Nett 31.