Countback settles Tandragee scoring

GOLF WEEK three in the Ulster Carpets-sponsored Johnston Shield at Tandragee featured Martin Duffy and John Lindlay on show.

The winning partnership posted 32 points over 12 holes to pip the father-and-son pairing of the Mallons, Gary and Paul, to the main place.

The back-six countback proved decisive to settle top spot - with Eric Lavery and Damien O’Hare home in third on 31.

Stephen Burns and Joe Campbell remain first in the Johnston Shield qualifying table thanks to 31 points last week and 97 overall - or 66 coming from the two best scores from the three rounds played to date.

Stuart Paul and John Haffey hold second thanks to 92 points, with 64 points from the leading cards.

The following five partnerships sit in third on 63 points: Trevor Lovell and Kenny Nixon, James Brannigan and Dessie Edgar, Colin Hyndes and Neil Hewitt, Stephen McGarry and John McClean and Tony Graham and Michael Lyons.

Alan Hewitt and Richard Hylands hold eighth alongside Peter Crosby and Gerald Mullen, Graham Harvey and Richard Dillon, Colin Rooney and Vic Brownlee, Paul and Gary Mallon and John Lindsay and Martin Duffy.