Lavery takes a narrow win at Moyola Park

CONNOR Lavery took the honours during play in a weekend Sweep Stableford held at Moyola Park Golf Club.

The 20 handicapper returned a score of 33 points, which was matched by the runner up, Thomas Doyle (12). Only a better last six holes separated the duo. There were three optional twos winners, each getting seven golf balls.

The annual Winter League concludes on Sunday, February 10 with a prize night to be held on Saturday, March 2. With only three cards left to play Team 1 are still top.

With an overall score of 1,544 points, this team consists of – Noel McMullan, Trevor Jameson, Cecil Brown, Damien Larkin, Seamus Graffin, Cathal Graffin, Cathal Scullion and Fergal Lee.

The chasing pack have closed slightly and other placings now are; Team 9 – 1,534 points; Team 12 – 1,496 points; Team 16 – 1,462 points; Team 10 – 1,459 points; Team 3 – 1,456 points; Team 5 – 1,403 points; Team 7 – 1,434 points; Team 6 – 1,421 points; Team 11 – 1,442 points; Team 2 – 1,386 points; Team 8 – 1,381 points; Team 13 – 1,353 points; Team 5 – 1,140 points; Team 4 – 1,182 points; Team 15 – 1,180 points; Team 14, 1,089 points; and, Team 10 – 1,054 points.

At this moment, in the individual category, the leading players are – Noel Totten, 265 points (9 cards); Cathal Scullion, 264 points; Noel McMullan, 263 points; Jackie Averill, 263 points; Danny McGlone, 262 points; Cecil Brown, 261 points; Michael Browne, 260 points; Gerard Hurl, 259 points; Seamus Graffin, 258 points; Brendan Lagan, 258 points; and, Damian McCusker, 256 points. All have 10 cards.

Entries for the ladies Spring League are now being taken.

To run from Wednesday February 13 up and including Tuesday, March 26,the entry fee of £8 must be paid when you play your first competition card.

A maximum of eight cards of which six will count,and you can play on any day within the six week period. Enter team letter, name, date, handicap and number on card.

The team draw will take place on Friday,February 8. Last two rounds of the ladies Coast & Country Alliance League,will be played at Antrim on February 21, and at Gracehill on Wednesday, February 27.

The Moyola Park team have gained 6 points at home, 2 points at Kilrea, 6 points at Roe Park and 3 points at Cushendall. And, names are now being taken for the Coast & Country Alliance dinner which will be at Roe Park Golf Club on Thursday, March 21.

Sign the appropriate sheet. A Winter Madness competition will run up to and including Tuesday, February 12.

This is a nine hole event, entry being £1 per card, playing as often as you like during the period. Used will be holes 1 to 8 and the 9th as second ,playing off white markers on the mens tee box. Prizes will be awarded depending on the number of cards played.

Saturday and Sunday bring Sweep Stablefords, while Monday continues the Seniors (over 50s) Open Stablefords.

The ladies branch will hold their important annual general meeting in the clubhouse next Monday at 7pm sharp.

This year, there is to be one vacancy on the committee.