Ivor putts himself to top prize on President’s Day

Ivor McCandless receives his prize from the President Andrew Crawford and his wife Linda.
Ivor McCandless receives his prize from the President Andrew Crawford and his wife Linda.

There was a familiar winner at Lisburn’s President’s Day last weekend.

It was a past president who took the top prize as Ivor McCandless carded 43 points to win by one.

Ladies' prize-winners Sharon Stewart and Hazel Brown with the President.

Ladies' prize-winners Sharon Stewart and Hazel Brown with the President.

Lisburn President Andrew Crawford held his special competition over Friday and Saturday on a course that was in pristine condition.

John Kelly (15) led the field after his round on Friday with 42 points. Despite a ‘ding’ at the short fourth he went out in 42 for 19 points. His back nine included a par at the treacherous 17th. He was bunkered at the 18th but holed from three feet for a par.

Eventual winner Ivor was an early starter on Saturday morning. A poor tee shot at the first resulted in a six but birdies at the third and sixth helped towards a front nine of 40 for 21 points.

A six, five start to the back nine did not look promising but he rattled off six pars in the next seven holes for a back nine of 40 strokes resulting in 22 points for a total of 43.

Lisburn President Andrew Crawford with his prize-winners.

Lisburn President Andrew Crawford with his prize-winners.

He holed the winning putt from 25 feet across the slope on the 18th green.

Colin Hill (12) went out in 35 thanks to a birdie three at the third and an eagle two at the fifth. Two sixes at 16 and 17 reduced him to 17 points on the back nine for 42 and third place.

Other scores: 4th Rodney Morrow (17) 39pts. Over 60s David Gardiner (17) 39 pts. Gross Stephen Shaw. Juveniles: Ross Morrow (Net) and Christian Kennedy (Gross). Past presidents Fergal McDonnell.

Ladies prize winners

1st Sharon Stewart, 2nd Joy Hall, 3rd Judy Henry, Gross Hazel Brown, 9 holes Beth Kee.

Juveniles Captain’s Prize

1st Jason Tsoutsas 48 pts, 2nd Kyle Carson 44 pts, 3rd Harry Scott 44 pts.