Last Saturday the men at Lurgan were taking part for the Professional’s (Peter Hanna) prizes and as a bonus the winner also qualified for the regional round of the Taylormade Championship.
The winner was Chris Donald with a six under effort of 42 points. He was steady through the opening nine and played the back nine much more decisively.
A birdie on the fifth and pars at holes six and eight were his more disciplined efforts on the outward nine. He began the back nine with a par on the tenth. A birdie on the twelfth and a par on the thirteenth followed in close proximity. He concluded his round with a further par on the fifteenth and a birdie on the last. Despite three double bogeys on his card he still emerged a couple of points clear.
Collie Nash Jnr recorded 40 points to be runner-up. Birdies at holes four and nine were prestige scores.
A total of 39 points enabled young Peter Cummins to snatch third place.
Two handicapper Paul McCabrey won the gross prize with a total of 34 points. He dropped strokes on holes two and ten and fell foul of a double bogey on the third. Birdies at fourteen and eighteen reduced some of the deficit. Pars on the rest of the holes took him safely past the winning post. In a competitive low category Gary McCollum emerged victorious with 38 points.
In the middle section Michael Purdy took the spoils with his satisfying return of 38 points.
In the high category golfers found the scoring quite demanding as nobody achieved an under par return. Colin P Darling claimed the sectional prize with a steady total of 35 points.
Other scores in red figures were as follows: 38 pts: Paul Dickson; 37 pts: Paul McCabrey, Roy Hanna Jnr, Alex Denver, Jim McKee, Kenny Hanna.