DESPITE trailing by 11 points (21.5-10.5), Omagh Golf Club’s Senior Cowdy Cup team are confident they can overcome their Lurgan counterparts in the second leg of the final at 2.30pm today when they have home advantage.
Andy Hyndman’s men travelled to their County Armagh opponents for the first leg on Sunday and while lady luck shone on their hosts, the Tyrone men believe they have what it takes to win a first ever title.
“It’s still all to play for. It’s only half-time and we’ll give it a rattle on Saturday,” admitted the determined skipper. “We’re about four or five points light but they have to come to us and we know what we have to do.”
On Sunday, pretty much everything that Lurgan touched turned to gold, while Omagh found themselves losing from winning positions – something which hasn’t tended to happen this season, which led to a long night for Hyndman.
“The rub of the green just wasn’t there for us, while everything seemed to be falling for them on the day,” he observed. “I couldn’t sleep that night because I kept running it through my mind!
“On the 17th I had a putt to win, but the ball lipped out and came back to me and then the same thing happened on the 18th! Sean Kelly looked a cert for a half but then his opponent knocked in a 40 footer for the win! It was one of those days.”
However, having become the first team to take a double figure points total from Lurgan in this year’s competition, Hyndman believes his side can turn the tide when the second leg starts at 3pm on Saturday.
“We need 22 points at home, where we’re undefeated. It’s the way it goes, but they weren’t happy with us getting to double figures. I think we’re the first to do that so if we can get off to a blistering start, get four good wins and a couple of halfs, or five good wins then we’ll win the title,” Hyndman concluded.
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