In racing it’s called a three-horse photo-finish, but they don’t use a camera on the last greens. Instead, golf placings are determined on countback. And that’s how Ian McWilliams was adjudicated as the winner of the Remembering Barry competition,
170 members took part at Dungannon, with 42 points the popular score. Winner on a better last six, McWilliams got home just ahead of Norman Kirk and Steve White, who occupied the other podium positions.
The racing parlance for this type of stableford event, I suppose, would describe it as a handicap - which explains why Dwayne Mallon went round in fewer strokes than anybody else and didn’t figure in the top three.
But he won’t be worried in the least by that as he set a new course record, with his round of 65 taking the gross prize.
Winner: Ian McWilliams 42pts
Runner-up: Norman Kirk 42BBN
Third: Steven White 42BBN
0–10: Gerard V Hamilton 41
11–17: Dominic Rafferty 40
18plus: Gerard Toner 39
Gross: Dwayne Mallon 65 NCR
Wednesday’s weather was extremely miserable, but the winner with 39 pts was record-breaker Dwayne Mallon, Cathal McGee second with 38.