Sean McLean on the winner’s board again at Ballycastle Golf Club

Sean Mc Lean’s name appearing at the top of the winner’s board-again and after the Midweek Open Stableford on Wednesday 1st April was certainly no April Fool!

Following on from his success the previous weekend his 37 points was sufficient to claim top spot in what at times were unpleasant conditions. Liam Gallagher finished in second place with a score of 36 point but it was at the expense of the winner’s brother, Liam who also had 36 points.

The Easter programme got off the ground with a Ladies’ & Gents’ Open Stableford on Good Friday. Gerard Norwood playing off 15 produced a score of 40 points and this was sufficient to claim first place. In second place on 38 points was Paul Mc Kay. He edged out Edenmore club mate Ken Beeton by a margin of one point. Ken beat John Michael and Philip Michael on countback as both of them had also 37 points.

The Club’s Easter Saturday Open Mixed Foursomes were played in the afternoon and those not partaking in them played in an Open Stableford in the morning. Gerard Norwood and his partner Dr.Bernie Hegarty claimed first place with 38 points.In second place with 35 points came Donal & Rita Mc Cormick who edged out Danny Taggart & Brenda Mc Neill on countback.The overall winner in the Open Stableford was Eamon Mc Ilroy with a magnificent score of 45 points. In second place overall was 19 handicapper James Shirley with a fine total of 43 points. The Division 1 winner was Match & Handicap Convenor Rory Gallagher who produced a level par round to return a score of 41 points.

Division 2 winner was Dennis Allen with 42 points.2 Birdies & an Eagle over the back 9 helped him nudge Frank Hasson out of the prizes on countback.Division 3 winner was Derek Bell.Derek overcame a shaky start around the first five holes but after that , consistency set in & the 42 points he returned was sufficient to claim the Division 3 top spot .