Mackin the main man to seal top spot around the ’Blacker

Tommy Kerr, John Gilliland, Nigel Semple and Reggie Hill taking a break from Carrickblacker round.INPT2916-406
Tommy Kerr, John Gilliland, Nigel Semple and Reggie Hill taking a break from Carrickblacker round.INPT2916-406

John Mackin produced the top score at Portadown off his seven handicap to claim success in the Open Stableford.

A tally of 11 pars, three birdies and four bogey scores helped Mackin grab the advantage over greens convenor Don Carville.

Jason Armstrong and Nigel Morton both put up 41 points, with Melvin Moorehead next in line over Gerard Greene.

Joel McCrory was the leading gross scorer on 74 thanks to his nine-hole countback.

In the Thursday Stableford, Larry Ruddock was first on 41 points.

Peter Taylor finished as runner-up over juvenile captain Dan McKimm. Ben Boyd and John Austin came home, respectively, fourth and fifth.

David Ross was the gross winner on 71.

The Portadown Carpets-sponsored Wednesday Sweep featured Clifford McCulla first on 35 points. The section winners were as follows: 0-10 section - Stevie Grant; 11-14 section - David Cuthbert; 15-18 section - Eric McAfee; 19-plus section - Paul McAdam.

The Monday Seniors was won by Derek McCoy on 37 points, with Ronnie Hynds the leading player in the low section on 30. David Brighton won the high section on 34 points and Billy Patterson finished as the top veteran.

President’s Day will run on Saturday, August 13 - with members reminded that hour bands for the open draw are available within the Pro Shop. The closing date is Saturday, August 6.

The Sam Rutherford team - led by Stevie Fox - moved into the semi-final of the inter-club Cowdy event by defeating Clones. Mourne or Tandragee will meet Portadown in the next stage.

The Get Into Golf family fun day will run today (Friday) with a packed programme.

The nine-hole event is open to players of all ability levels, with registration in the Pro Shop and play from 4.30-6.30.

A prize presentation from 9.30 will feature a special menu put together by the resident chef.

The Danske Bank-sponsored Council Cup has been planned for tomorrow (Saturday).

The annual Parent and Child competition - sponsored by Alexander, Bain and Murray - has been planned for Friday, August 5. Contact the Pro Shop for additional information on the 14-hole greensomes format.

Sandra Sandford posted 33 points to claim top spot in the ladies’ section.

Jean Barr and Sharon Horsfall managed to match that score around Carrickblacker, with the former edging clear across the back nine.

Carol Armstrong won the nine-hole competition.