Snoddy, McKimm and Morrison win Ballyearl Masters titles

Pictured at the Ballyearl Mini Masters prize-giving evening are (L-R): John Cosgrove (Ballyearl Golf Fitness Arts), Joel McKinney (Mini Masters Winner), Mayor of Newtownabbey Alderman Thomas Hogg, Zac Solomon (runner-up) and professional Richard Johnson. INLT 28-921-CON
Pictured at the Ballyearl Mini Masters prize-giving evening are (L-R): John Cosgrove (Ballyearl Golf Fitness Arts), Joel McKinney (Mini Masters Winner), Mayor of Newtownabbey Alderman Thomas Hogg, Zac Solomon (runner-up) and professional Richard Johnson. INLT 28-921-CON

Over 20 children and young people took part in this year’s Junior and Mini Masters 2014 golf competition at Ballyearl Golf Centre in Newtownabbey.

Carrick’s Joel McKimm came out on top in the Mini Masters played over nine holes, while the boys’ Junior Masters, an 18-hole competition, was won by Keaton Morrison. Olivia Snoddy took top spot in the female Junior Masters.

Pictured at the Junior Masters prize giving evening are (L-R): John Cosgrove (Ballyearl), Olivia Snoddy (Female Jr Masters winner), Mayor Thomas Hogg, Tom Stuart (Male Jr Masters runner-up) and professional Richard Johnson. Keaton Morrison (not pictured) was the Male Masters winner. INLT 28-928-CON

Pictured at the Junior Masters prize giving evening are (L-R): John Cosgrove (Ballyearl), Olivia Snoddy (Female Jr Masters winner), Mayor Thomas Hogg, Tom Stuart (Male Jr Masters runner-up) and professional Richard Johnson. Keaton Morrison (not pictured) was the Male Masters winner. INLT 28-928-CON

The Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman Thomas Hogg, attended the prize-giving day on Thursday (July 3) and commented: “Golf is a fun sport to get involved in and I’m delighted to see so many beginners and improvers taking part.

“I’d like to commend all the players for the effort put into the game on the day and congratulate the winners on their successful play.”

The stroke play event was open to six to 14-year-old boys and girls and took place in June.

Inset photo: Pictured at the Junior Masters prize giving evening are (l-r) John Cosgrove (Ballyearl), Olivia Snoddy (Female Jr Masters winner), Mayor Thomas Hogg, Tom Stuart (Male Jr Masters runner-up) and professional Richard Johnson. Keaton Morrison (not pictured) was the Male Masters winner.