Countdown now on to McCallum’s big weekend around the ’Blacker course

Portadown captain John McCallum (left) hands over the Coronation Cup to Tony Benson (winner).
Portadown captain John McCallum (left) hands over the Coronation Cup to Tony Benson (winner).
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John McCallum will celebrate his Captain’s Day competition tomorrow (Saturday) - with morning play set to start at 7 o’clock.

The captain’s guests will tee-off around noon, with the final group out after 2 o’clock as part of the packed programme.

All winners are requested to attend the evening presentation ceremony from 9.45, with members and friends also welcome to share in the captain’s showpiece meeting.

The full list of starting times is available to view in the Pro Shop.

Rodney Kernaghan won the Saturday Stableford and Lady Captain’s prize for men.

He posted 44 points off his 15 handicap and covered the front nine in a two-over-par tally of 24 points. The return journey featured 20 points for his two-shot success.

The remaining scorers were as follows: Tony Benson 42 points, Andrew Poole 42 points, Lewis Fox 42 points, Victor Kelly 41 points, Wilfred Reavie 41 points.

Stephen Poole registered the top gross score on 73.

In the Sprotts-sponsored Wednesday Sweep, John McIlroy came out on top with 33 points and the section winners were as follows: 0-10 - Raymond McKeag 31 points; 11-14 - Don Carville 32 points; 15-18 - Kenny Guy 32 points; 19-plus section - Bryan Friar 31 points.

The Monday Seniors featured Billy Patterson home first on 37 points.

Don Black and Kenny Guy collected prizes across, respectively, the low and high handicap sections on 33 and 36.

Jim Wright was the leading veteran with 31.

Billy Patterson added to his recent run of fine form with a winning score of 40 points in the Dr Garvan Memorial Trophy.

Gordon Willis finished second on 39 points, edging out Pete Savage across the countback. The gross prize went to Andrew Fitzsimon on 73.

Ashley Woods was top of the Sunday Stableford on 39 points - with Lewis Fox and Cameron Fox each on 37 to complete the top three.

Jason McCann from Lurgan registered the leading gross score on 74.

In the Sam Rutherford team event, Portadown managed to march on by beating Edenmore.

Andrew Poole and Ian Lamb secured a half, Stevie Wray and Andrew Connolly finished six up, Eamon Monaghan and Mark Jones won by two holes and the pairing of Stevie Grant and Stevie Fox secured victory off a 2 up score.