1st Alan Magwood nett 64

2nd Neil Cromwell nett 65

3rd Johnny Palmer nett 65

4th Paddy Burns nett 66

5th Patrick Kelly nett 66

6yh Nat McGeown nett 66 

Gross prizes

1st C McCaughey 70 (Dungannon GC)

2nd D McAneney 71

3rd J McReynolds 73


Alan lifts prestigious Henry White trophy

Handyman Alan Magwood nailed his game perfectly to win the Henry White Memorial trophy with a superb nett 64 score.

Competition sponsor Philip White of Philip White Tyres Ltd presented the prestigious cup in front of a packed clubhouse. The annual open is one of the club's major competitions and the ideal conditions brought more than 200 golfers to the city course on the day.

But none had the measure of 18-handicapper Alan Magwood who produced his best round of the season to date to win the coveted trophy. Two over after five holes, a double bogey six at the sixth hole spoiled an otherwise steady front nine for Alan. That steady golf continued over the back nine with a further four pars and a nett 64 finish which ultimately sealed the win.

Second-placed four handicapper Neil Cromwell shot a hugely impressive gross 69 and his nett 65 might have taken the top prize on any other day. Neil was level par after nine holes with birdies at the fourth and eighth holes covering dropped shots at five and nine. Two further birdies were recorded at 10 and 12 before he dropped a shot at the par three 15th and finished with five straight pars.

That exceptional back nine pushed Johnny Palmer - who also finished with a nett 65 - back into third place. Double bogeys at the 13th, 16th and 17th holes cost him dearly in a round which opened with a birdie three.

And it took a further countback to separate fourth, fifth and sixth places, Paddy Burns, Patrick Kelly and Nat McGeown collecting the prizes respectively, each with nett 66 scores. Five pars and a birdie three at 14 earned Paddy fourth prize, and Pat Kelly was a shot better offover his back nine.

Dungannon Golf Club's Conor McCaughey, a three-handicapper, picked up the first Gross Prize with a Gross 70, Daniel McAneny was second with a gross 71 and Jarleth McReynolds was third with a gross 73.