Carrickblacker countdown as Connolly gets ready for big day

Michael Connolly (left, club president) enjoys his Open Stableford success with Colin Porter (centre, Porters Bodyshop Ltd) and John McCallum (club captain).
Michael Connolly (left, club president) enjoys his Open Stableford success with Colin Porter (centre, Porters Bodyshop Ltd) and John McCallum (club captain).
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Everyone is welcome to attend the post-play prize presentation and entertainment from 9.30.

Ashley Elliott proved the pick of the field in the Danske Bank-sponsored Council Cup.

Playing off his 12 handicap, Elliott finished on nett 63 for a four-shot victory over Michael Woolsey. Geoff Robinson edged out Gavin Lynas and John McIlroy thanks to the countback, followed by Melvin Moorehead on 68.

Andrew Connolly was the winner of the gross.

Geoff Allister collected the August Medal over David Cuthbert, with Dan McKimm next home and Andrew Fitzsimmons the gross winner.

In the Monday Seniors, Geoff Robinson finished first on 32 points - with David Henderson lifting the low section and Connie Wilson first in the high section. David Gordon was the top veteran.

Derek Lewis enjoyed success in the Kevin Judge-sponsored Wednesday Sweep on 35 points.

The section winners were Stevie Grant (0-10, 31 points), Adam Gordon (11-14 section, 32 points), Paul Coulter (15-18, 32 points) and Francis McKee (19-plus, 32 points).

Francis McKee leads the Ronnie Uprichard Rosebowl race on 413 points entering the closing two weeks. He is followed in the standings by Kenny Guy (408), Stevie Fox (406) and Nigel Gilliland (404).

Sunday’s schedule will include the Open Mixed Greensomes 18-hole Stableford, with starting times in the Pro Shop.

Juvenile Captain’s Day will take place on August 22 - with players asked to register in the Pro Shop. The prize presentation has been planned for 7.30.

Stephen Wray recently collected a limited-edition BOSS watch thanks to his hole-in-one success at Carrickblacker on the par-three sixth. The prize arrived as part of the BOSS Watches H1Club project for players on the HowDidiDo web-based social network.