Friar and Allen hold top spot around the ’Blacker

Tom McFarland (right, club captain) during a cheque presentation by Portadown Golf Club to Craigavon Area Hospital children's ward. Ken Lindsay (left, club president) was also at the event.
Tom McFarland (right, club captain) during a cheque presentation by Portadown Golf Club to Craigavon Area Hospital children's ward. Ken Lindsay (left, club president) was also at the event.
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Bryan Friar and Dave Allen proved the winning combination around Carrickblacker in week five of the Clubworld Travel New Your Tournament.

Success arrived in section B with 36 points over 14 holes.

Highlights included two birdies and two pars across the front seven to produce 19 points.

Five additional pars on the back stretch pushed the overall tally to 36.

Eamon Monaghan and Seamus Brown were next in line on 35 points, followed by 33 from Kenny Guy and Geoff Allister.

Tom McFarland and John Cassidy lead section B overall on 37 points, with Monaghan and Brown sitting second.

In section A, Derek McCoy and Melvin Hull came out on top of the leaderboard with a two-over-par round of 34.5 points.

Andrew Poole and Ken Courtney were second on 32.5 points courtesy of a countback boost against Michael Connolly and Geoff Robinson across the back seven holes.

Connolly and Robinson sit out in front overall across section A on 37 points, followed in the running order by McCoy and Hull on 33 points entering the closing fortnight of qualifying.

Results are as follows from week five:

Section A - 1, Derek McCoy/Melvin Hull 34.5 points; 2, Andrew Poole/Kenny Courtney 32.5 points; 3, Michael Connolly/Geoff Robinson 32.5 points.

Section B - 1, Bryan Friar/Dave Allen 36 points; 2, Eamon Monaghan/Seamus Brown 35 points; 3, Kenny Guy/Geoff Allister 33 points.

The leading four pairs across each section will qualify for the matchplay stages.

The winner of the Monday Seniors was Eddie Bell with 32 points.

Harmon Hesbitt topped the high section on 35, with Willie Harbinson winner of the low section thanks to 32.

The top veteran was Desmond McNally with 33.

Anne Fox was elected as lady captain for the forthcoming season during Tuesday’s annual general meeting.

Laura McAdam will serve as lady vice-captain.

Competitions within the ladies’ section will now run across Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.

The next event will be played over 12 holes or a reduced nine-hole format.

Members of the ladies’ section wish a successful season ahead to the various elected officers.