McKimm makes his mark at Carrickblacker

Francie McKee showing off the Jim Turley Memorial Trophy.

Francie McKee showing off the Jim Turley Memorial Trophy.

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Richard McKimm proved a clear winner around Carrickblacker during the British Legion Trophy on Saturday.

His final tally of nett 62 off a 21 handicap secured a five-shot success against Michael Woolsey.

McKimm’s handicap, as a result, has now been cut to 18.

Stephen Wray was third on nett 68 - with David Gordon the pick of three players on nett 69 above Denis McBride and Roderick Joyce.

Stephen Poole won the gross prize on 73.

In the Thursday Stableford, Brian McFarland posted 42 points to finish in front of John Clarke.

Andrew Dale came home third on 39 points and Craig Black was the gross winner.

The Bank Holiday Open featured Stephen Russell in first on 39 points.

Philip McKeag was next home thanks to 38, with Edgar McReynolds moving in front of Cameron Fox thanks to the countback.

Colin Wilton of Banbridge claimed the gross prize and Lilian McMullan, another guest, took the ladies’ honour back to County Armagh Golf Club.

Tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) programme will feature the Club Matchplay finals from 1.45.

Gareth Davidson will contest the Scratch Matchplay against either Matthew Lavery or Craig Black.

In the Fourball Matchplay, Andrew Poole and Mark Jones will take on Andrew Connolly and Matthew Lappin.

The Matchplay programme will also feature the Fairline Singles and Foursomes showdowns, with the presentation ceremony from 6 o’clock.

A Stableford across 18 holes will also take place on Saturday.

Monday’s programme will feature the ER Reilly Autumn Cup.

The Richardson’s Meats-sponsored Winter League is scheduled to run from Sunday, October 4.

Visit the Pro Shop to register for the 10-hole Stableford.

Portadown ladies’ Council Turkey competition on Tuesday was won by Angela Wray with 38 points across 18 holes.

Ganga Singh finished as runner-up on 37, followed by June Garvin thanks to a countback success to secure third.

Gail Lindsay was first across nine holes.

The next event for the ladies’ section will be the 18-hole Threeball Scramble, with a timesheet posted in the clubhouse.

Players are reminded to enter the Winter League across the next fortnight, with the cost £25 for the 10-week event.