It was the Past Captain’s Memorial at Silverwood Golf Club on Saturday, but good scores were hard to come by.
The winner with 40 points was Keith Totten who is no stranger to winning this year, he had a front nine of 21 points with one birdie at the 7th hole, one bogey, a double bogey and five par.
His back nine of 19 points had four pars at the 12th, 14th, 17th and 18th holes and five single bogeys to win on a better back nine.
In second place was Paul Moore with 40 points after a mixed round with two birdies on his card at the 7th and 9th holes, three pars at the 2nd 6th and 18th holes. The rest of his round included an assortment of bogeys, double bogeys and one no-score.
Third was Kieran Devlin with 39 points, he had 17 points on his front nine with two pars at the 4th and 5th holes, five bogeys, one triple bogey and a double bogey.
His back nine of 22 points was a vast improvement with two birdies at the 13th and 14th holes, one pare, four single bogeys and two double bogeys at the 11th and 12th holes.
The gross prize was collected by Fintan McAreavey with a gross 74. He had a front nine of 35 with one birdie at the 8th, one bogey and seven pars and a back nine of 40 with one birdie at the 18th hole, six pars, one bogey and a nasty triple bogey at the 16th hole, to pick up another gross prize.
Fourth place went to James Scullion with 38 points, he had 18 points on his front nine with one birdie at the 4th hole, one par and a mixture of bogeys and double bogeys. He returned 20 points on his back nine with one birdie at the 10th hole, four pars at the 12th 13th 14th and 17th holes, two single bogeys at the 11th and 15th, one double at the 18th hole, and one triple bogey on the 16th hole.
Michael Devlin was fifth with 38 points, he had a front nine of 21 points with two birdies at the 2nd and 9th holes, two bogeys at the 1st and 6th holes, and five pars. His back nine of 17 saw one birdie at the 12th hole, three pars at the 13th 15th and 16th holes and five bogeys.
The senior winner was David Cunningham with 37 pts.
The junior winner was Oisin Farquhar with 32pts
Sections winners: 0-12 Ethan Headley 37pts; 13-18 Gerald Totton 37pts; 19-28 Noel Beeton 36pts.
The final of the Junior singles was played at the weekend between Ethan Headley and Desmond Madden with Ethan coming out on top with a 4 and 3 victory.
The annual vice-captain’s challenge was also played at the weekend with Silverwood’s vice-captain Shane O’Neill’s selection playing against club captain Pete Graham’s selection, and in a close match it was the captain’s team that triumphed with a 7-5 victory - only the third time this has happened in 15 years.
It was a great day and all the matches were played in a great sense of fun and sportsmanship.
The captain and vice-captain would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition.