Chris shoots 72 to win the PGA Tankard at Lisburn

Raymond Warwick, Billy Wright and Stanley Lamont enjoy the sunshine at Lisburn Golf Club
Raymond Warwick, Billy Wright and Stanley Lamont enjoy the sunshine at Lisburn Golf Club

Chris McKnight (4) won the PGA Tankard at Lisburn GC last Saturday with a level par round of 72.

That gave him an impressive nett score of 68 and was enough the top prize.

PGA Tankard winner Chris McKnight

PGA Tankard winner Chris McKnight

After opening with a bogey six he shot three threes followed by four fours and a five to go out in level par 36. Birdies at 13 and 15 were offset by bogeys at 11 and 14 for the best round of the day from the white tees.

Ernie Taylor (21) also finished on 68 but lost out on countback. He went out in 42 to lead the field after nine holes. He ran up sevens at 14 and 16 but finished on a high with a par to claim second.

Chris Davis (17) and Colin Fenton (10) finished on 69. A six at 17 proved expensive with Colin being awarded third place on countback.

Only eight of 170 players registered nett scores under par. Alan Wallwin finished on 70 followed by Steven Smiley, Neil Allen and Lewis Darragh on 71.

Wednesday Stableford winner Mark Stewart

Wednesday Stableford winner Mark Stewart

Girvan Gault led the 40 competitors who competed in a Stableford competition off the yellow tees. After playing the front nine in 45 for 20 points, he took a six at the 10th. He played the remaining holes well, finishing with two pars for 23 points on the back. His 43 total was five ahead of Robert Brown (13) in second.

John Henry (20) and Conor Lyness (17) finished on 37 with John’s better finish claiming third place.

Wednesday Stableford: 1st Mark Stewart (10) 39 pts, 2nd John Green (14) 37 pts, 3rd. 

John Price (8) 37 pts

Seniors: 1st Derek McAfee 38 pts, 2nd Des  Magill 34 pts, 3rd.  Joe  Davey 33 pts.

9 Holes John Roulston 19 pts