Anderson in ace form to pick up Tandragee prize

Julie McCarten, Suzy Walsh, Eileen Maginess and Liz Walsh enjoying the recent Lady Captain's Day event at Tandgree.INPT23-605AM
Julie McCarten, Suzy Walsh, Eileen Maginess and Liz Walsh enjoying the recent Lady Captain's Day event at Tandgree.INPT23-605AM

James Anderson enjoyed a weekend taste of success at Tandragee with victory in the Tayto-sponsored Dickson Cup Open Stroke.

Playing off his handicap of 20, Anderson posted legs of, respectively, nett 31 and 32.

Alan Black topped the three-strong list of rivals on nett 66 alongside Joe Conn and Richard Quinn.

Eric Hinds wrapped up the top five and the gross was won by James Hewitt thanks to the back-six countback.

In the Yellow Block competition, Raymond White scored 67 nett to edge clear across the back-nine countback over James Stewart.

The ladies’ PGA Tankard - sponsored by Zio’s of Portadown - featured Suzy Walsh first on top of her 18 handicap. She will now feature in the PGA Tankard Pro-Am, with Liz Fleming and Iris Campbell next in line.

Tandragee played host to the regional Barton Shield programme on Sunday - with Stuart Paul’s host players of James Hewitt, Stefan Greenberg, William Small and Ross Dutton progressing past Banbridge and Silverwood.

In the Junior Cowdy, James Brannigan’s players moved beyond Kilkeel despite an away-leg deficit.

Ashley McConville, Matthew Leckey, Robin Hanlon, Johnny McWilliams, Paul Moody, Philip Mehaffey, Basil Brown and the captain were on show for Tandragee. Ulster Cup play featured Tandragee wrapping up victory on the final green thanks to efforts from Johnny Quinn, John Haffey, Stefan McNeill, Paul Lappin, Jim Campbell, Michael Lyons and Hammy Loney.

The Rossmore Cup schedule on Sunday against Silverwood provided appearances for James Girvan, Denver Jameson, Colin Rooney, Don Johnston, Mark Upton, Paul Whitten, Tony Bell and Colin Hyndes.

Tandragee finished first by five matches to three during the knockout boost.