The Banbridge Junior Cowdy Cup team, captained by Colin Smylie, let slip a great chance in their first round match against Rossmore.
In the first leg at home, Colin’s team looked as if they were going to take a 4-0 lead into the second leg.
Dominic Quinn and James Bryson won the top game in some style, by 5 and 4.
Brian Knox and Darren Barker played very well to win by 2 up.
Banbridge were ahead for long periods in the last two games but they couldn’t finish the job.
Gerry Blevins and Robert Haire were disappointed to lose by 2 and 1.
Aidan Doran and Sean McGreevey, two very experienced players, managed to pull a defeat from the jaws of victory. They lost by 2 holes down.
So, at the halfway stage, the score is level at 2 games each.
The second leg is next Sunday and Rossmore must be favourites to advance.
But, you never know, golf is a funny game.
The first round of the Matchplay Championship has almost been completed.
The results are as follows:
Sherwin Curran beat Mel Hamill 2 and 1.
John Convery beat Bobby Geddis 5 and 3.
Hugo Downey beat Neil Comiskey 1 up.
Cecil Wilson beat Philip Strong.
John McDowell beat Graham Shannon 1 up.
Joe McGivern beat Gordon Cruikshanks at the 19th.
Lee Willdridge beat Eamon McConville 3 and 2.
Ashton Clydesdale beat Kevin McKay 1 up.
Kenny Jones beat Johnny McKinstrey 1 up.