Eagle seals Captain’s Day crown for Philip

Morris Philip came out on top in the battle for Noel McSherry’s Captain’s Day prize at Banbridge Golf Club.

Morris won with 42 points and it was a wonder shot at the 14th, which clinched the victory.

He had a tricky pitch over the ravine at the long par five hole but pitched it in for an eagle and five stableford points.

It was a winning shot, if ever there was one.

Speaking of wonder shots, we must mention Robert Clydesdale holing out with his second shot at the fourth for an eagle two. And, to crown it all, Brendan Meade hit his five wood at the par three 15th hole and holed out for an ace.

Andrew Quinn deserves a special mention too. He had five birdies in his round of 71 gross. He won the best gross prize for the second year in succession.

The Captain’s Charity was the Children’s Heartbeat Trust and a lot of money was raised during the week.

It was mission impossible for the Banbridge Ulster Cup team last Sunday.

The team came a cropper in the away leg against Newtownstewart, only gaining half a point from seven games. The Co Tyrone team needed just one point and duely progressed at Banbridge.