Shane tops at Silverwood

Shane Skelton - winner at Silverwood this week.
Shane Skelton - winner at Silverwood this week.
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It was another fine day at Silverwood on Saturday with only a few showers to deal with, and after the hectic schedule of Captain’s Day it was back to normal in the monthly medal.

The winner with a nett 67 was Shane Skelton who carded 36 points on the front nine with two birdies at the 1st and 4th holes, four pars at the 2nd ,7th 8th and 9th holes,and three single bogeys.

His back nine of 41 included one birdie at the 13th , four pars at the 11th, 12th, 17th and 18th holes, two single bogeys at the 14th and 15th holes and one double bogey at the 16th hole to win by one shot and reduce his handicap to 9.

In second place was Paul Toman with a nett 68, thanks to a front nine of 40 with one birdie at the 8th, three pars at the 4th 7th and 9th, one double bogey and four bogeys.

Paul kept his best golf for the back nine,coming back in one under par 36, with two birdies, one bogey hole and six pars.

Third was Dessie O’Hara again with a nett 68, with a front nine of 39 that contained one birdie, one double bogey, four pars and three single bogeys.

His back of 40 had one birdie, four pars and four single bogeys.

The gross prize was won yet again by Fintan McAreavey with a level 72.

He had a front nine of 36 with two birdies at the 4th and 8th, five pars, one single bogey end a double bogey at the 7th.

Fintan went round the back nine in a one under par 36 that contained three birdies, two bogeys and four pars.

Fourth place went to Colin Thompson with a nett 68, he had an excellent front nine of 31 with four birdies and five pars, however he will be disappointed with his back nine with two double bogeys which cost him the competition, to go with his single bogey and six pars.

Fifth was Stephen Morgan with a nett 69, he had a front nine of 39 with one birdie, one double bogey, four pars and three bogeys. His back nine was a lot more solid coming back in one under gross 36, with two birdies, only one bogey and six pars.

The senior prize was won by Joseph Kelly with a nett 70.

The junior prizes were collected by 1st Jack Doyle with a nett 71, and 2nd Callum Starkey with a nett 71.

Section winners: 0-12 Patrick McKeown nett 70; 13-18 David Ewing nett 70; 19-28 Eamon Nelson nett 70.

The mid-week sweep winner was Desmond Madden with 42 points.

Round 7 of the Mid Ulster Seniors League took place at Dungannon Golf Club last week and the Silverwood team came out with a great result of 122 points on the day, second only to the host club, who had 125 points.

This outstanding result moved the club up to sixth place and only eight points behind the third place Armagh. With only three outings left there is real optimism that the Club could finish in a prize-winning top four place. The main scorers on this outing were Neil Walker/David Cunningham with 42 points and the others Seamus Patton/Joe Kelly and Brian Brady/Jon Clarke both with 40 points.