Brilliant back nine by Martin earns him the top spot

Martin Boyle who was the winner of the Captain's Day competition at Silverwood. INLM32-206
Martin Boyle who was the winner of the Captain's Day competition at Silverwood. INLM32-206

Martin Boyle with 42 points was the winner of the biggest competition of the year at Silverwood Golf Club, Captain’s Day.

His front nine consisted of five pars with two single bogeys at the first and sixth holes, a double bogey on the eighth hole and a no score at the third.

But it was Martin’s back nine of 23 points that won him the competition. He had a birdie on the tough 11th, four pars on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th and four single bogeys on the other holes.

In second place, also with 42 points, was Phillip McConville who had a front nine of 21 points, including two birdies at the eighth and ninth, and a back nine of 21 points. just losing out on the countback.

David Ewing was third on 41 points with nines of 19 and 22 points.

The first gross prize was won by Chris Watt, continuing his great form with a one under 71 which contained four birdies.

The second gross prize was won by Kevin Munster with a 74 gross.

The fourth prize was won by David Mason with 41 points with nines of 21 and 20 points.

Fifth prize went to Kieran Murray also with 41 points.

The first junior prize went to Tiarnan Geddis with 41 points.

The second junior prize went to Caolan Reynolds with 39 points.

The visitor’s prize went to Eddie Richardson with 33 points.

Senior prize went to John McConville with 40 points.

Best back nine was Damien McDowell with 22 points.

Best front nine was Gordon Reilly with 22 points.

Captain’s drive was won by Richard McKee.

Longest drive was won by Peter McAtasney with 306 yards.

Nearest the pin at the second hole was Maurice McCluskey, 1.50 meters.

Nearest the pin at the 14th hole was Patrick McGleenon, 8ft 5 inches.

There were 10 twos on the day.

The Captain, John Carson, and the committee would like to thank everybody for their help is preparing the course for this day, especially the greenkeepers, the members of the club who participated in the pitch and divot repair on the course on the Friday night and all the staff at the golf centre.