Northern Ireland’s young golf stars shine at Boyd Cup
Over 100 young golfers from a number of the province's leading golf clubs teed off at the annual Boyd Cup at Malone Golf Club earlier this month.
The competition, now in its 35th year, featured an impressive line-up of young sporting talent but it was the brilliant Matt McClean of Balmoral who saw off the competition with a 2 under par 69.
Tournament sponsor Robin Boyd of Alexander Boyd Displays, commented: “It was an amazing day where we witnessed a |great standard of golf from |competitors teeing off from 7.30am.
“Our congratulations go out to all those taking part, especially tournament winner Matt Mc Clean.”
Alexander Boyd Displays Ltd has been nurturing local golfing talent from across Northern Ireland through the Boyd Cup for 35 years, since its inception by the late Mr Brian Boyd.
One of Northern Ireland’s best known businessmen and |philanthropists, Brian sadly passed away in early July.
His son Stephen Boyd added: “Alexander Boyd Displays will continue to support the Boyd Cup |as a lasting tribute to our father and look forward to seeing |what talent 2011 brings to the tournament.”
Results of the 35th Annual Boys’ Open Stroke for the Boyd Cup were as follows:
Winner — Matt McClean (Balmoral) Gross 69, Nett 67, H/cap 2
Runner-up — John Ross Galbraith (Malone) Gross 70, Nett 69, H/cap 1
1st Nine Gross — Stuart Winsby (Whitehead), Gross 36, H/cap 2
2nd Nine Gross — Brendan Ferguson (Malone), Gross 35, H/cap 6
Best Nett — Rory Cairns (Malone), Nett 68, H/cap 13
2nd Best Nett — Jonathan |Greer (Greenisland), Nett 69 H/cap 10
Best Nett (0-9) — Ryan Corry (Clandeboye), Nett 70, H/cap 8
Best Nett (10-18) — Oliver Cairns (Malone), Nett 69, H/cap 18.