McCartney makes his mark in Tandragee charity event

Geoff Allister (left) and Kenny Guy at Carrickblacker following a recent round. Pic by Phil Ray
Geoff Allister (left) and Kenny Guy at Carrickblacker following a recent round. Pic by Phil Ray

Eric McCartney picked up a prize at Tandragee during the Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke competition.

He put 30 points on the scoreboard to finish in top spot, with success across the back six proving crucial.

McCartney edged out in front of Geoff Gray thanks to the countback as the latter also posted 30 points.

Colin McKillop came home third on 29 points and Stephen Burns finished in fourth with 28.

Burns had a strong six-hole countback score to pip Jim Thompson to fifth.

The Club Stableford - played across 14 holes - featured Terry Goward home first on 34 points.

Andrew Walsh was on the same score but lost out across the back-three countback.

Walsh registered five points compared to Goward’s six.

Philip Hunter was third on 34 points, including 15 within the final seven.

Gordon Little secured fourth on 33 points thanks to a seven-hole countback win against David Shortt.

In the ladies’ section, Francis Clydesdale came home top of the nine-hole event to secure the season’s first official prize.

She scored 19 points, with Lavern Saunders second on 18 points.


Portadown-born professional Wayne Telford has planned a fundraising day for Sunday, April 19 in Armagh.

The PGA EuroPro Tour player will welcome support for the city event and entry is available at the cost of £30 (Armagh members) or £45 (non-members).

The entry cost includes dinner and the chance to win a wide range of prizes.

Hole sponsorship opportunities for the local business community are available at the cost of £50.

Tee-off times remain open from 1.40 to 3.33 and for further information contact Telford on 07787541419.