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Narrow victory for Dillon at Balmoral

11 Aug 17

Joe Dillon

Joe Dillon edged out Jimmy Bolger to win the Fred Daly Memorial Pro-Am at Balmoral Golf Club.

The Headfort Golf Club pro carded a two under par score of 67 to beat Bolger by one shot at the Holiday Inn Belfast sponsored event.

"It's a course I feel that I should have won at before," said Dillion, who is returning to full health following a recent bout of food poisoning.  

Starting his round at the tenth, Dillion played his opening nine holes in one over par 35 but he clicked into gear at the turn, firing a four birdie salvo that set him on course for his first win of the season.

Dillon added: “I hit a five iron into a foot at the first for birdie and then rolled in three 15-footers in a row. It's great to get my first win a while.”

Kilkeel professional, Jerry Scullion, and amateur partners won the team event with 87 points.

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