Poole’s men and Jones lead the honours list at Carrickblacker

Tommy Kerr at the first hole around Carrickblacker.
Tommy Kerr at the first hole around Carrickblacker.
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Andrew Poole’s team wrapped up a superb Winter League campaign on Saturday as champions following a commanding run of results.

Poole’s players enjoyed a successful defence of the Gerry Brown Memorial Trophy by leading the Richardson’s Meats-sponsored tournament from the opening week.

Tom McFarland - the Carrickblacker captain - guided his players to runner-up overall.

Derek Jones’ superb individual scoring placed him first in the race for the Montgomery Rosebowl with 196 points within a field of over 240 players. Colm McKeever was second on 185 points, followed by Jim Wright’s 184.

The section winners were: 1, Mark Jones 183; 2, Ian Wray 176; 3, Liam Tennyson 183.5; 4, George Doherty 176.

Poole also collected a prize as Best Team Captain with 169 on the ninth card from John Cassidy.

The leading players in non-winning teams were: Kenny Guy 182 points; Graham Patterson 168; Nigel Semple 171.5; Bryan Harvey 173; David Dunlop 174; John Cassidy 169; Ian Lamb 173; Geoff Robinson 162.

The club captain would like to thank Ian Richardson for continued sponsorship support.

Contact Michael Connolly for information on the ticket-only January 10 presentation night.

The overall Winter League team positions are 1, Poole 89 points; 2, McFarland 77; 3, Simpson 69; Grant 66; Gilliland 61; Jones 59; Sloan 40; Cassidy 33; Smyth 29; Walker 26.

In the Christmas Cup, Stanley Jelly defeated Bryan Harvey across the six-hole countback

Eric McAfee won the Monday Seniors on 25.5 points - with Bell Stewart (low section), Bobby Stewart (high section) and Denis McNally (veterans) also winners.

The Boxing Day 10-hole competition featured Gavin Lynas first on 23 points over Michael Connolly.

Contact the Pro Shop for entry information ahead of the New Year tournament scheduled to start on Sunday, January 11.