Lamb leads league table

Trevor Stretton, Francis McKee and Ryan McKee at Portadown Golf Club competing in the Winter League competition.INPT48-604AM
Trevor Stretton, Francis McKee and Ryan McKee at Portadown Golf Club competing in the Winter League competition.INPT48-604AM

Ian Lamb holds top spot in the race for the Montgomery Rosebowl entering the final week of the Winter League at Carrickblacker.

The Richardson’s Meats-sponsored competition has Lamb out in front on 184 points, with Eamon Monaghan on 175.

Keith Walker and Drew Cunningham also remain in contention for the individual honour on, respectively, 168.5 and 167.5.

John Cassidy’s players sealed first in the team standings thanks to a 13-card total of 266.5 points - with Gareth Posnett on 26 points, followed by Ryan McFarland and Edgar McReynolds.

Keith Walker and his colleagues posted 264.5 points - with Ian Lamb on 24.5 alongside Gordon Willis (23.5) and Walker (22.5).

The remaing weekly team results were: 3, Poole 253.5; 4, Gilliland 246; 5, Elliott 245.5; 6, Mackin 244; 7, Sloan 242; 8, Jones 239.5; 9, Grant 238; 10, Simpson 226.5.

The team standings, in pursuit of the Gerry Brown Memorial Trophy: 1, Poole 73; 2, Mackin 64; 3, Cassidy 56; 4, Walker 54; 5, Simpson 52; 6, Elliott 45; 7, Sloan 43; 8, Gilliland 40; 9, Grant 35; 10, Jones 33.

Winners: section one - Michael Connolly (£20 voucher) 23.5 points, Gordon Willis (ham) 23.5, Stevie Wray (£12 voucher) 23, Joel McCrory (£8 voucher) 22.5; section two - Martin Rowland (£20 voucher) 24 points, Keith Gawle (ham) 24, Gareth Robinson (£12 voucher) 23.5, Eddie Atkinson (38 voucher) 23; section three - Derek Jones (£20 voucher) 22.5, Gary Murphy (ham), Liam Tennyson (£12 voucher) 22.5, Harmon Nesbitt (£8 voucher) 22; section four - Gareth Posnett (£20 voucher) 26, Edgar McReynolds (ham) 26 points, Ryan McFarland (£12 voucher) 25, Billy Patterson (£8 voucher) 21.5.

Tickets remain on sale for the prize ceremony on Saturday, January 9 from John Cassidy or the clubhouse bar. The event will include the presentation, evening entertainment and Night At The Races.

Derek McCoy won the Monday Seniors 10-hole Stableford thanks to 24.5 points. Andy Gribben (23.5 points) and Billy Patterson (21.5 points) lifted, respectively, the low and high sections with Bill Stewart the main veteran.

The Clubworld Travel New Year tournament will start on Sunday, January 10 with eight weeks of qualifying in the single Stableford format before the matchplay stages. Contact the Pro Shop to enter.

Christmas fixtures are as follows: Monday, December 28 - 10-hole Stableford sweep; Friday, January 1 - 10-hole Stableford sweep; Saturday, January 2 - Christmas Cup; Saturday, January 9 - 10-hole Stableford sweep.