Connolly and Robinson out in front at Carrickblacker after first two weeks

Keith Walker.
Keith Walker.

Michael Connolly and Geoff Robinson top the Portadown standings in section A after two weeks of Clubworld Travel New Year Tournament scoring.

They sit on 19 points overall - with birdies arriving recently at the fifth, eighth and ninth holes.

Keith Walker and Gordon Willis are next in line overall on 17, followed by Derek McCoy and Melvin Hull with 10.

In section B, Tom McFarland - the club captain - holds the upper hand alongside John Cassidy thanks to 14 points.

Eamon Monaghan and Seamus Brown sit second with 11 points followed by Trevor Streeton and Francis McKee on 10.

The weekly section results are as follows: section A - 1, Michael Connolly and Geoff Robinson 27.5; 2, Keith Walker and Gordon Willis; 3, Ronnie Hynds and Don Black 26.5. section B - 1, Francie McKee and Trevor Stretton 30.5; 2, Seamus Brown and Eamon Monaghan 29; 3, John Clarke and David Cuthbert 28.5.

Club president Ken Lindsay won the Monday Seniors with 24.5 points.

The low section prize went to D.McCord on 23.5 and Eddie Bell won the high section with 21.5.

The leading veteran was Willie Harbinson on 21.5.


Andrew Williamson and Johnny Nicholson finished first in the second week of Tandragee’s Ulster Carpet Mills-sponsored Johnston Shield.

The pair produced 32 points to edge in front of Colin McKillop and Philip Irwin plus Richard Nummy and Robin Hanlon.

Nummy and Hanlon posted 29 points, claiming third courtesy of seven off the three-hole countback.


Alan Magill posted 41 points to top the Weekly Challenge at Loughgall, with Dessie Hughes next home and Nigel McCory in third.

The Club Stableford was won by Patrick McCrory on 41 points, with Dessie Hughes and Clive Currie each on 36. Sam Jenkins topped the gross standings. In the latest Club Stableford, Dessie Hughes posted 38 points to finish in front of Johnny McNabb and Aaron Agg.

Winners from the indoor golf night: Evan Simpson (longest drive, 277 yards), Stephen Crowe (nearest-the-pin, course one), Kevin Keegan (nearest-the-pin, course two), Harry Clougher (nearest-the-pin, course three).

Stephen Crowe and Barry Rayner required a play-off to settle the putting competition in the favour of the former.