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Amateur news – Ulster stars lead Boys Order of Merit and ILGU Scratch Cup standings

April 17, 2018

Aaron Marshall (Lisburn GC) (© Golffile | Phil Inglis)

Lisburn’s Aaron Marshall is the new leader of the Bridgestone Boys International Order of Merit following a superb display at the Peter McEvoy Trophy.
While Aaron narrowly missed out on the title, finishing one shot behind the winner at Copt Heath, he scooped 70 order of merit points for his performance.
An opening round 67 gave Marshall the lead at the halfway stage. His title challenge only came unstuck during the closing stages of the final round. Bogeys at two of the last three holes put paid to his chances.
Athenry’s Allan Hill was next best of the Irish at the McEvoy Trophy, taking seventh place. Hill is now second in Bridgestone Boys International Order of Merit, 22 points behind the leader.
Odhran Maguire from Slieve Russell slips to third having previously been tied at the top with Edward Walsh (Mallow) and Luke O’Neill (Connemara).
In ladies golf, a pair of Ulster golfers are leading the way at the top of the ILGU Scratch Cup rankings following the most recent event at Cork GC.
Malone’s Louise Coffey claimed the Ford Cork Scratch Cup on a countback from Lauren Murray (Delgany) at the weekend.
Victory moved Louise up to second place in the overall rankings on 48pts, 10 points behind Paula Grant (Lisburn) who skipped the Cork event.

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Ulster Branch news – Reece Black claims Boys OoM; John White named Branch Chairman

December 10, 2017

Ulster Branch 2017 OoM winners (l-r)
Andrew Morris sponsor, Aaron Marshall (Lisburn), Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle), John McKinstry (Cairndhu) Ulster Branch Junior Convenor

East of Ireland Champion, Reece Black, was crowned Ulster Boys Order of Merit winner at the recent Ulster Branch GUI ADM.
The Hilton Templepatrick member carded a superb final round 66 to claim the East. In doing so, the 17-year-old became the youngest ever winner of the East in its 77-year history.
The U16 Order of Merit winner was Lisburn’s Aaron Marshall. Aaron won the Munster and Leinster Boys titles and also came second in the Irish Boys while Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle) lifted the U14 award.
John White (left) a member of Co Armagh GC was elected Ulster Branch Chairman for a two-year term.  John joined Co Armagh as a juvenile and played at Senior Cup and Barton Shield level. He has served on numerous committees, is a past captain and past president of the club and is currently a trustee.
He has been involved with the Ulster Branch for some 20 years and has held the posts of Hon Treasurer and Hon Secretary. He has also been a provincial selector for some years and is a former captain of the Senior Interprovincial team winning the title in 2005 and 2006.
At national level, John is a previous convenor of the Venues and Fixtures and High Performance Committees and is currently the Ulster nominee to the GUI Board. He is also an Irish Senior selector and has acted as team manager on several occasions including a victorious European Nations (2016) and two Home International winning teams (2015 and 2017).
Norman Bennett (Holywood) was elected Hon Secretary, Alasdair Gibson (Knock) Hon Treasurer and Brian Hutchinson (Donaghadee) Hon Match and Handicapping Secretary.
Elected to the provincial council were; Jackie Graham (Castlerock), Terry Magee (Clandeboye), Tony Cassidy (Dunmurry) and David Heaney (Scrabo).
Elected to the Match and Handicap committee were; Patsy McCaffrey (Enniskillen), Billy McCaul (Greencastle), John Doran (Letterkenny), Jason Wilson (Loughgall), Michael Leonard (Portsalon) and Jeff Forde (Tandragee).