Lavery first home at Carrickblacker

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Matthew Lavery, playing off his 10 handicap, wrapped up the Carrickblacker round on 73 to claim victory in the Open Stableford sponsored by Tyremaster Portadown.

He scored 42 points to book his spot at the Fred Daly MS qualifier regional finals in September courtesy of the countback system.

Craig Black was next home over the countback ahead of Victor Kelly.

Mannon Castle’s Gordon Haire was fourth, edging out David Cuthbert with Milne Sloan next in line on 38 points.

The gross was won by Gareth Davidson.

The latest Wednesday Sweep - sponsored by LA Drinks - featured Don Black in first on 34 points.

The section winners were as follows: Ryan McKee (0-10, 32 points), Ken McKeen (11-14, 29 points), David Gordon (15-19, 30 points) and Tom McFarland (19-plus, 33 points).

Will Barker won the Monday Seniors prize on 32 points, with the same score securing the low section honour for Geoff Robinson.

Ian Carmichael won the high section on 31 points.

Brian Higgins was the leading veteran on 30 points.

In the Thursday Stableford, Philip McGeough was first on 42 points - followed by Drew Cunningham and Cameron Fox, with Gordon Willis the top gross scorer.

Tandragee’s C.Black and A.Black won the Open Mixed Greensomes over club colleagues G.McCartan and J.McCartan.

Today (Friday) marks the Senior All-Gender Open Stableford, with the Fuller Cup and Darren Clarke MS qualifier (sponsored by Edwin May Ltd Volkswagen Portadown) tomorrow (Saturday).

The Bank Holiday Monday programme will include the All-Gender Open Stableford.

In the ladies’ section, Rosemarie Wilson finished first on 33 points in the race for the Lady Vice-Captain’s prize.

Dorothy Davey was next home over Carol Burrows around the town course.