Simpson seals top spot in league play at Loughgall

Derek McCoy, Melvyn Hull, Don Black and Ronnie Hynds during Winter League play at Carrickblacker.INPT44-202AM
Derek McCoy, Melvyn Hull, Don Black and Ronnie Hynds during Winter League play at Carrickblacker.INPT44-202AM

Evan Simpson finished as the pick of the Winter League field around Loughgall thanks to 45 points from week five.

Simpson made the most of recent coaching sessions to finish five shots clear of Davy McAdam.

McAdam entered the weekend in fine form and posted 40 points across the Armagh Potato Company-sponsored competition to claim runner-up.

Davy McCrory produced the best gross score.

Ben Currie came home first in the Junior Nine-Hole competition - with countback success arriving at the expense of Samuel Rainy.

Nathan Ewart was next in line.

Victory provided Currie with a welcome position at the head of the leaderboard following four consecutive second-place results.

Members and guests are reminded that the Loughgall Golf Club annual quiz night will take place on Friday, November 27 from 8 o’clock.

The popular fundraiser in Hogg’s Bar is open to everyone but teams must feature a maximum of six contestants.

The entry fee is £20 per team and the fun will include a raffle alongside the questions.

Cecil Brownlee, a familiar face around Loughgall, will serve as quiz master.

“The mild weather for the time of year is great to see,” said a Loughgall spokesman. “However, being realistic, it is more likely to change quite soon rather than later down the line.

“In fact, the rain has started to show its ugly head already and the wind, which is no stranger to Northern Ireland, is also picking up.

“We are only a few weeks from the start of winter so we shouldn’t be surprised.

“It will be interesting to see how the weather changes may impact on our Winter League entering the final three weeks.

“We would encourage everyone to show support for our quiz night, with non-members also welcome.”