Walker a winner in weekend Carrickblacker cup schedule

Keith Walker.
Keith Walker.

The Scratch Cups programme at Carrickblacker attracted impressive numbers as Keith Walker collected the main prize - for players with a handicap of five or less - on a one-over-par round of 71.

The Junior Scratch Cup - for handicaps six to 12 - was won by Clarke Banks courtesy of 73. Cliff Garland enjoyed success in the Intermediate Scratch Cup on 77 and Victor Kelly lifted the Kervock Scratch Cup thanks to a gross 89.

The leading nett results were posted by Tom Caesar, Gerard Greene and Stephen Wray.

In the Wednesday Sweep - sponsored by Tom Smyth (MSM Promotions) - David Alexander came out on top as the overall winner off a 14 handicap, with 34 points for the 14-hole event. In the 0-10 section, Nigel Gilliland was first on 31 points - Derek McCoy and Eric McAfee won sections 11-14 and 15-18 on 33 apiece, with Dessie Rainey winner of the 19-plus prize on 29.

In the Thursday Stableford, Meryn Kerr was first on 42 points - followed by Brian Higgins thanks to the six-hole countback at the expense of Dougie Smith. Jason Gordon lifted the gross on a level-par round of 70.

MONDAY SENIORS: 1, Derek McCoy 33 points; low section, Ronnie Weir 32; high section, Herbie Smyton 32; veteran, Willie Harbinson 31.

BANK HOLIDAY OPEN: 1, Stephen Russell 43 points; 2, Zach McClelland 40; 3, Arthur Chambers 40; 4, Derek McCoy 40; gross, Brian Loney 76; ladies’ prize, Rosemarie Wilson 36.

Tomorrow (Saturday) will mark the 18-hole stroke British Legion Trophy, followed on Sunday by the Mixed Open Greensomes.

In Tuesday’s ladies’ meeting, Dorothy Davey finished first across the Watson Cup.

The CSS was 72 - with 64 nett securing top spot over Claire Patton and Sandra Sandford.