Davidson’s delight to top running for the main prize on President’s Day

Robert Megerity with wife Doris at Tandragee during President's Day fun.INPT33-300
Robert Megerity with wife Doris at Tandragee during President's Day fun.INPT33-300

Paul Davidson finished at the top of the Tandragee field on Saturday to take home Robert Megarity’s President’s Day prize.

Davidson posted 43 points off his 21 handicap, as 20 across the front nine and 23 from the return leg left him hme in first.

Luke Mehaffey was next home, following 42 points including 18 to seal second over the countback by one.

Graham McCrum had to settle for a top-three finish and Chris Fearon came home fourth thanks to 41 points and 18 from the back nine.

Jordan Laverty posted 41 points for fifth and that included 17 over the back nine.

In the running for the gross prize, James Hewitt’s three-under-par 68 featured back-to-back birdies on the final two holes.

Andrew Walsh lifted the Past President’s prize on 37 points. Hamilton Loney, the club captain, picked up the Council prize.

Jim Carson collected the Seniors’ prize with 41 points and the Nearest-To-The-Pin honour went to Stuart Paul, with Ross Dutton collecting the Longest Drive.

Section winners across the president’s prize for ladies were as follows: section A - Julie McCarten 39 points; section B - Anne Hall 35 points; section C - Ann Downey 34 points.

At club level, the Ernie Smyth Memorial event celebrated a landmark meeting on Sunday.

Sponsored by ML Design and The Meat Cleaver, the competition attracted 30 teams.

Jim Campbell, Mark Bannerman, Johnny Quinn and lady captain Dolores Hamill produced the winning score of 105 points.

It secured the trophy by a single point over Adrian Maney, Philip Mehaffey, Luke Mehaffey and Olivia Mehaffey.

Edward Rowe, Cameron Fox, Lewis Fox and Sonya Rowe posted 101 points for third over Geoff Gray, Raymond Black, Chris McGladdery and Suzy Walsh.

Peter Duke, Jake Rowe, John Haffey and Lisa Duke came home fifth overall on 97 points.

Chris McGladdery collected the men’s individual prize on 43 points and Barbara Richardson proved the leading lady thanks to 39.