1st Nicky Daly nett 60

2nd Brian Wilson nett 61

Category 1

1st Colm Shannon nett 62

2nd Ronan O'Reilly nett 63

Category 2

1st Sean Dougan nett 61

2nd Ruari Digby nett 63

Category 3

1st Eamon Mallon nett 65

2nd JH Kirk nett 66

Gross Stuart Stevenson gross 70

Presentation of prizes will take place on Sun 21st Aug at 6.30pm all prizes winners are requested to attend.


Birdie has Nicky singing for August medal

A birdie three at the final hole is the perfect way to finish any winning round - and that's exactly what Nicky Daly did to win County Armagh's August Medal with a magnificent nett 60 score.

Suprisingly until he sunk that final putt, Nicky was trailing Brian 'Red' Wilson on countback. But he held his nerve to record a superb birdie three on a day when low scoring was the name of the game.

Wilson, sporting stylisih new golfing shoes, was quietly confident he had done enough to win it. He was three over par after nine holes dropping shots at the first, third, fourth and fifth but recovering a shot with a birdie four at the eighth hole. Six pars in a row followed before he dropped a further shot at the difficult 16th hole and another at the last left the 14-handicapper a further two over par.

Daly however, was to steal it with that birdie on 18. In similar fashion to Wilson, the 15-handicapper was just three over after nine holes and on the homeward stretch dropped only a further three shots at 10, 13 and 14 before sinking that winning birdie.

Category One winner Colm Shannon had set the stage for the low scoring during Open Week recording a nett 59, and even with a considerably reduced handicap continued his good form for a nett 61 for his Medal prize. A birdie three at the sixth and 15th holes were the highlight of his round. Ronan O'Reilly was runner up with a nett 65.

But spare a thought for tyre-man Sean Dougan whose season's best nett 61 score earned him only a Category Two winner's prize and a three-shot handicap cut! Sean was just two over after nine and a back nine with birdies at 17 and 18 was otherwise spoiled by a nine - yes a nine - at the par five tenth hole. Ruari Digby's excellent nett 63 earned him the runners up prize in Category Two.

And Eamon Mallon who was to be presented with the Gerry Lenagh Trophy later the same day after winning the big Open Week competition, was back in the winners enclosure with a nett 65 to claim the Category Three prize, with JH Kirk a shot behind - nett 66 - picking up the runners up prize.