Fleming home first in Tandragee race for Manchester Cup weekend title

Suzy Walsh, Vera Brady (lady president) and  Vivienne Loney during Manchester Cup play at Tandragee.INPT20-301
Suzy Walsh, Vera Brady (lady president) and Vivienne Loney during Manchester Cup play at Tandragee.INPT20-301
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Elizabeth Fleming finished first in the Manchester Cup standings on Saturday across the annual ladies’ open day.

The back-nine countback helped Fleming secure success off her 25 handicap at the expense of Frances Kennedy.

Both players posted 38 points, with Lavern Saunders winner of the gross on 28.

Barbara Richardson edged out Linda Weir for a top-three finish thanks to the countback.

Frances Clydesdale collected the front-nine prize and Rosemary Thornton (Warrenpoint) was the pick of the back.

Michelle Hazard finished with the Longest Drive prize and Pat Jelly (Portadown) returned with the Closest To The Pin honour.

The men’s section’s Sunday Club Stableford featured Colin Hyndes on 36 points to finish in front of Ralph Buckley.

The section winners across the ladies’ Walker Legal-sponsored club prize were as follows: Julie Swaffield (section one, 74 nett), Ruby Harvey (section two, 79) and Vivienne Loney (section three, 71).

In the Anna Burnham Memorial Trophy - sponsored by JD Hunter and Co Supermarket Markethill - Lavern Saunders was first on 39 points.

Lisa Duke came home as runner-up on 36 points, with Barbara Richardson third.

Tandragee’s Ulster Cup team hit the road in a bid to turn the tables on a deficit against Castlereagh Hills.

A strong team performance helped Tandragee wipe out the 7-4 deficit and seal a spot in the next round.

Johnny Quinn won his match by 6&5, Jim Campbell finished one up, Stefan McNeill was on top by 3&2 along with Brian Gilpin.

Eric Hinds and Geoff Moorhead each recorded half-point scores, with William Nummy called in on the last hole from one up.