Stevenson and Lavery home fourth around Gleneagles during the main event in Lombard Trophy calendar

John McCallum (left, Portadown captain) offers his praise to, from left, club professional Paul Stevenson and Matthew Lavery following the pairing's fourth-place finish in the Lombard Trophy UK final.
John McCallum (left, Portadown captain) offers his praise to, from left, club professional Paul Stevenson and Matthew Lavery following the pairing's fourth-place finish in the Lombard Trophy UK final.
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Paul Stevenson - the Portadown club professional - teamed up with Matthew Lavery to finish fourth across the Lombard Trophy United Kingdom final.

Stevenson and Lavery lined out at Gleneagles on a seven-under-par tally for fourth following the two-day competition.

At club level, the Carrickblacker focus turned to the Matchplay finals on Saturday.

Matthew Lavery lost out to Gareth Davidson by one hole in the Scratch Matchplay final.

The Fairline Singles Matchplay was won by Eamon Monaghan at the expense of Gareth Robinson following a thrilling showdown settled on the first extra hole.

The Fourball Matchplay featured the experienced Andrew Poole and Mark Jones defeating Andrew Connolly and Matthew Lappin by 4/3.

The Foursomes Matchplay showdown is scheduled to take place between Andrew Connolly and Adam Gordon against Dave Stewart and Andrew Donaldson.

The Saturday Stableford ended with David Alexander in top spot on 42 points off his 14 handicap. Philip McKeag lost out across the back-six countback.

Vincent O’Brien was next in line on 40 points to wrap up the top three. Philip Hill lost out across the countback.

Kenny Guy and Alan Whitten both posted 39 points, with Bryan Harvey the top gross scorer on 72.

In the September Medal, Mark Taylor posted 65 points to capture top spot. Craig Black finished as runner-up with 66 and Terry Sandford was the pick of the gross scorers.

Harmon Nesbitt scored 34 points for victory in the Monday Seniors, with the low and high sections won by, respectively, Pete Savage and Liam Tennyson. In the veterans, Ronnie Weir was first on 31 points.

The Grant Candelabra 14-hole husband-and-wife Mixed Greensomes will run today (Friday), with an 18-hole Stableford tomorrow (Saturday).

Karen Shaw, Sandra Sandford and Wendy Beale won the ladies’ Threeball Scramble.

Results from the final ladies’ open: 1, Fiona Cummins; 2, Jennifer Rainey; 3, Elizabeth Hall; 4, Mary McVeigh; 5, June Garvin; 6, Sheena McStay; 7, Katrina Bradford.