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Jerome and Mary mix it up for win
Jerome Leer and Mary Black were perfectly in the picture for the Star Sound and Visions sponsored Mixed Greensomes competition.
The pair collected first prize from sponsor Mark Frazer and Club Captain after a recording a fantastic winning score of nett 58.
They were just six over after nine holes and after 18 had used up just a further two shots of their 20-handicap.
Second placed Jarlath McReynolds and Ann Canavan, with a handicap of 13, opened their round birdie, birdie, par on their way to a level par score after nine holes. And like their winning opponents Jerome and Mary, they used only two further shots of their handicap on the return trek to finish with an equally impressive 59 nett score.
Regulars in the mixed prizes, husband and wife Andy and Gail Steed collected third prize with a nett 62.5 of their 18.5 handicap.
And Ian and Ann O'Hea were fourth with a nett 63 score.
1st Stuart Stevenson nett 66 (best gross 70)
2nd John Maguire nett 66
Category 1 0-12
1st Kieran Grimley nett 66
2nd Mark Frazer nett 68
Category 2 13-18
1st Conlon Rice nett 67
2nd Oisin Gill nett 67
Category 3 19-28
1st Ciaran Black nett 68
2nd Anthony McEneaney nett 71
County Armagh Golf Club Captain Tom Calvert is pictured with June Medal Competition winners, Ciaran Black, Kieran Grimley and Anthony McEneaney.
Stuart's a sizzling June medal winner
Stuart Stevenson's superb level par gross, nett 66, score on Sunday secured him the June Medal and a place in the club championship later this year.
The four-handicapper shot a one-under par back nine after a one over par front nine for a hugely impressive nett 66 finish to clinch victory on a day when the low handicappers featured prominently among the prizes.
Master John Maguire, who plays off a handicap of five, shot the same nett 66 score. He birdied the par five eighth hole to cover a dropped shot at the difficult sixth hole on his way to a level par front nine. On his return trek he also dropped a shot at the tenth, but recovered brilliantly with a birdie two at the 11th hole. A double bogey six at the 16th hole was unfortunately his undoing.
Ironically it was the very same 16th hole which ultimately robbed Kieran Grimley of the much sought after Medal prize. He too double bogeyed before finishing with a nett 66. Part of a winning team in the previous day's 4-Ball Classic, Kieran was rewarded however with first prize in Category 1. The 12 handicapper was just three over nine holes. Mark Fraser shot a nett 68 for second prize in Category 1.
Keady man Conlon Rice picked up first prize in Category 2 with a nett 67 - a steady round which included a birdie two at the 11th hole which was obviously the difference on countback with Oisin Gill who also shot a nett 67 and picked up second prize.
Ciaran Black's nett 68 earned him first prize in Category 3 despite a triple bogey start. And yet again Anthony McEneaney slipped in for a prize with a nett 71.
1st D Smyth, B Smyth, M Daly, P Brannigan 95 pts
2nd I O'Hea, M Grimley, J Leer, M McParland 92 pts (best back nine)
3rd C Shannon, K Grimley, D Grimley, E Creelman 92pts
It's a team game - ask Brendan!
County Armagh Golf Club Vice Captain Brendan Smith will readily admit his was a minor role in his team's big-scoring 4-Ball Classic win on Saturday.
His worldly (and local) knowledge he will claim however, guided colleagues Martin Daly, Pat Brannigan and Damien Smith to their win. They scored 95 stableford points to take the top prize in the competition where players handicaps were reduced to three-quarters, three player scores counted at holes 3, 5, 10 and 18 and two at all others. With 50 points amassed over teh front ninethey were well on their way and by 18 they had added a further 45 for that winning score.
Ian O'Hea, a winner with wife Ann in the Mixed Greensomes the evening before, Martin Grimley, Jerome Leer and Michael McParland claimed second prize with 92 points on countback. 46points on the front nine holes and 46 on the back nine secured the runners up spot for these earlybirds.
Equally early on the course, Colm Shannon, Kieran and David Grimley and Eugene Creelman returned the same 92 points score but had to settle for third prize.
County Armagh Golf Club Captain Tom Calvert is pictured with members of the winning teams in the Four Ball Team Classic, from left, Martin Daly, Damien Smith, Brendan Smith, Colm Shannon and Kieran Grimley.
1st Nicky Daly 43 pts
2nd Mark Gillen 40 pts
3rd Charlie Johnston 40 pts
4th Marty Oliver 40 pts
5th Oisin Gill 40 pts
Points mean prizes for Nicky
Nicky Daly had all the parts and all the points he needed to win the club stableford.
The local car parts dealer stored a winning 43 points to secure the top prize by three clear points.
Five pars over the front nine was the basis of his 21 points at the half-way stage, and with a further five over the back nine holes for 22 points, his final total 43 was always going to be hard to beat.
Mark Gillen came closest and yet was still three points off Nicky's tally. His excellent back nine of 22 points on top of 18 points from the front nine holes earned him second place ahead of spud-man Charlie Johnston who also record 40 points. Martin Oliver's 19 and 21 points front and back nine respectively, took fourth prize and Oisin Gill was fifth with 23 points and 17 for a similar final score of 40 points.
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
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.