Sun 30th Jan 11
1st N McMahon 44pts
2nd C McElroy 43pts
3rd T Donnelly 40pts (BB9)
4th K Grimley 40pts
5th NP McGeown 39pts
Nigel has prize in the 'onion' bag
When you record two birdies from the very difficult last three holes at County Armagh, the winning enclosure very often beckons. It certainly did for Nigel 'Onion' McMahon who bagged a superb birdie three at the 16th hole after landing his second shot less than two foot from the pin, and then round it all up on the last with a similar birdie three. But it took all of the 44 points he amassed over the 18 holes to win it - Colin McElroy, snapping at his heels with 43 points, claiming second prize.
Consistent scoring by Nigel saw him score 22 points over the front nine adding a further 22 over the back nine, but ultimately his two birdies settled the issue. Colin similarly was in superb form with 22 points over the front nine, or rather from eight holes, as he failed to score at the sixth. A birdie two at the nine however, set him up for the back nine where he added a further 21 points for a total 43.
Tom Donnelly was three points adrift in third place with 40 points from his round. Kieran Grimley, with three birdies in his round, claimed fourth place with a similar 40 points. And Niall McGeown was back in the prizes with his 39 points securing him the final prize on the day.