Barton Shield team bash through to the third round

Lisburn's Barton Shield team: Aaron Marshall, Ryan Symington, Chris Moulds and Josh Robinson
Lisburn's Barton Shield team: Aaron Marshall, Ryan Symington, Chris Moulds and Josh Robinson

Lisburn marched into the third round of the Barton Shield after victories over Royal County Down and Castleblayney, Concra Wood at Tandragee.

In both matches Ryan Symington & Chris Moulds led the Lisburn team with Aaron Marshall & Josh Robinson the second paring.

Ryan & Chris were two ahead after nine holes in the morning while Aaron & Josh made a great start and were six ahead. The first pair won 15 and 16 to go three ahead and when the second pair went seven up, RCD conceded.

In the afternoon against Castleblayney, both Lisburn pairs made great starts. Chris nearly drove the second green, 290 yards up-hill, and Ryan pitched stone dead for a birdie three. This helped them establish a two hole lead by the turn. They won three of the next four holes to go five ahead.

Aaron & Josh were three ahead early on. After a comedy of errors, the par five ninth was halved in seven. They were lucky to halve the 10th, where their second shot rebounded off a wall back on to the green. When they left the 15th, they were two up. The first pair were four up after 16 and with five holes remaining Lisburn had an unassailable lead. They now meet Tandragee on their own course on July 17.

JUNIOR COWDY CUP

Lisburn have made a good start against Lurgan in the Junior Cowdy Cup.

The away leg was played on Sunday and resulted in a 2–2 draw. Michael Rooney & Chris Warwick won five and three while Mark Jamieson & Barry McQuillan were victorious on the last. Martin McDonald & Jon McCormick and John Leathem & Sam McCallister lost.