Ross in control at Carrickblacker

Andrew Connolly celebrating his hole-in-one at Carrickblacker's sixth hole.
Andrew Connolly celebrating his hole-in-one at Carrickblacker's sixth hole.

David Ross produced a slick round at Carrickblacker to seal the Coronation Cup with nett 66.

Victory on the back-nine countback for the category-one player off his four handicap left Ross around the course in level-par 70.

Melvin Hull and Johnny Grant were each on nett 66 to complete the top three.

Other players on show were Gareth Thompson, Mitchell Graham and Keith Walker - with Stephen Poole the gross winner.

In the Open Stableford, Brian Matchett posted 40 points to claim top spot.

Massereene’s C.Hall came in next on 38 points, with Andrew Fitzsimmons missing out over the countback but Craig Black fourth.

Mark McKenna picked up the gross prize as a guest from the Fortwilliam club.

Ronnie Hynds posted 34 points in the Wednesday Sweep sponsored by Lex Girvan.

The 0-10 section was won by Zach McClelland on 32 points, with Don Carville first across the 11-14 section on 29.

The 15-18 section featured John McIlroy first on 32 points and David Jeffers picked up the 19-plus prize with the same tally.

Don Black collected the Monday Seniors on 36 points, with Eddie Atkinson winner of the low section with 32. The same score of 32 points helped Melvin Hull in the high section, with Denis McNally the leading veteran on 29.

The teams programme featured Portadown as host club for the GUI regional qualifying across the Junior Cup. A four-card total of 307 put Portadown first, with Andrew Connolly the leading scorer on two-over-par 72.

Eamon Monaghan, Gareth Thompson and Ryan McKee were next in line.

The Senior Cowdy away leg at Rossmore put Portadown on 14.5 points from the 32 available across the first-round test. The return leg is planned for Friday, June 3.

Nigel Gilliland and his Ulster Cup players visit Donegal on Sunday for the third-round fixture against Portsalon. The home tie has been planned for Sunday, June 12.

Portadown’s Sam Rutherford Cowdy match against Nuremore resulted in a 10-hole lead before the June 5 away leg.

Eamon Monaghan and Ian Lamb won six holes, with one hole for Andrew Poole and Mark Jones. A win by three holes was recorded for Ryan McKee and Stevie Wray, with John Guy and Derek Wray level.

Members are reminded to pick up an hour band for the Captain’s Day open draw on Saturday, June 25 from the Pro Shop.

Tomorrow (Saturday) will mark the Druim-an-Deur Open Stroke sponsored by Ulster Carpets, with the Open Fourball Betterball Stableford on Sunday.

In the ladies’ Nellie Garrett Foursomes, Claire Patton and Helen Spencer came home first on 36 points.

Jean Barr and Edna Gribben posted 33 points for runners-up position.

The Druim-an-Deur Open Stableford on Friday, June 10 will feature times in the Pro Shop.