Cup tests at the centre of play in Tandragee club

Viv Loney, Ruby Harvey, Dolores Hamill (lady captain) and Julie Swaffield following success in the Tandragee club competition sponsored by Walker
Viv Loney, Ruby Harvey, Dolores Hamill (lady captain) and Julie Swaffield following success in the Tandragee club competition sponsored by Walker

Tandragee’s weekend schedule featured scratch cups as the focus - with four competitions on the table.

The Scratch (up to five handicap), Junior (6-12 handicap), Intermediate (13-plus handicap) and Veterans competitions produced some impressive scoring.

James Hewitt claimed the Scratch Cup on a gross 70, completing the course in his one-under-par round to edge out Ryan Harpur’s level-par outing.

Dean Acheson also came home on level par with a 71 gross to seal the Junior Cup honour ahead of Raymond Black’s 75 and a 77 posted by Colin Bruce.

The Intermediate Cup had Paul McCullough top of the field on 79 gross, followed by James Girvin’s 81 and Kevin Maguire with 82.

The two nett prizes for players in the Intermediate section went to Des Edgar on 66 and Alan Black with 67.

The Veterans’ Cup finished with William Brady home on 41 ahead of William Fyfe’s 40 and a 38 put up by Noel Chambers. Chambers’ success in the top-three positions arrived thanks to the back-nine countback.

The Tandragee course played host to no fewer than three hole-in-one triumphs across the past fortnight. Warren Jardine and Colin McMullen each posted aces on the 16th hole, with Nigel Hayes’ success at the ninth.

The Bank Holiday Open Stableford - sponsored by H2 Buildings UK - featured Geoff Moorhead first on 39 points over William Small. Moorhead also collected the Friday Open Stroke with 68 nett to edge out William Gillespie across the countback.

Tandragee ladies’ Mabel Wilson Memorial was won by Frances Kennedy on 38 points. The Weaver’s Lodge-sponsored event had Kennedy first thanks to countback success against Shirley Cole, with Shirley Dennison in third.

The Junior Cowdy team event left Tandragee clear in the second leg against Ashfield following a lead of 2.5 to 1.5 from the first outing. Wins arrived for the pairings of Ashley McConville and Paul McKenna, plus Johnny McWilliams and Robin Hanlon.