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Chris Carvill wins Ping UGA Finals day at Concra Wood

April 19, 2017

concra wood pic 3
Belvoir Park’s Chris Carvill won the UGA Finals Day at Concra Wood GC on Wednesday.
Carvill carded a two under par round of 70 to win by three shots at the Christy O’Connor Jnr designed course in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.
Six players finished in joint second place – Phil Collins (Galgorm Castle), David Hughes (Massereene GC), Philip Farrell (Laganview Golf Centre), Ricky Whitford (Knock GC), Gary Wardlow (Spa GC) and Damien Mooney (Damien Mooney Golf).

Chris Carvill

Chris got off to a bright start with birdies at the second and fourth getting him to two under.
He dropped a shot at the fifth when he failed to get up and down from the side of the green but finished the front nine with four steady pars to be out in one under par 35.
His par run continued until the 13th when he collected his third birdie of the day, pitching to tap-in range.
A double-bogey at the par-five 15th, when he found water off the tee threatened to derail his chances but he finished strongly with birdies at the 16th and 18th to sign for a back nine of 35 and a two under par total.
Loughgall’s James Curran won the amateur nett prize with 38 points edging out Brian Matthews (Lurgan) and Harry McKee (Knock) on break-of-tie.
The gross amateur prize went to Kirkistown’s Geoff Edgar who finished with 31 points.
Lurgan professional, Peter Hanna, guided his amateur partners of Brian Matthews, Paddy Meehan and Kevin McKavanaghan to success in the team event.

Ping UGA Finals Day Pro Scores

PING UGA Finals Day Team Scores


Carvill and Wardlow grab NI Open opportunity

May 12, 2015
Chris Carvill (left) with Gary Wardlow (right)

Chris Carvill (left) with Gary Wardlow (right)

Chris Carvill (Belvoir Park GC) and Gary Wardlow (QUB) battled high winds and a strong field at Knock Golf Club to earn their spots in the 2015 Northern Ireland Open in association with SPHERE Global and Ulster Bank at Galgorm Castle from August 6-9.
Belvoir Park assistant professional Carvill was the only player to break par in very windy conditions around the East Belfast layout signing for a one under par 69 that left him three shots clear of Wardlow, Chris Carroll (Shandon Park) and Damian Mooney (Ballyliffin).
With only two qualifying spots on offer, the trio embarked on a sudden-death contest down the 330 yard par four first. After all three players drove close to the green Carroll hit the best pitch, into 10 feet with Mooney 15 feet away and Wardlow furthest away at 18 feet.
However, it was Wardlow who grabbed the golden opportunity, rolling in his putt for birdie and when Mooney and Carroll failed to convert their chances he had secured his spot in the Challenge Tour event.
The NI Open has captured the imagination in recent years with record crowds attending Galgorm to see the likes of tournament ambassador Michael Hoey and other household names in action.
“We are fortunate the NI Open holds a key date on the international schedule and will be looking to attract the game’s top players to Ballymena at the start of August for what promises to be another festival of tournament golf right here in Northern Ireland,” said Gary Henry, Managing Director Galgorm Castle Estates and NI Open Tournament Director.
Next week, Redditch GC in England will host the second Professionals’ pre-qualifier when over 60 players will battle it out to earn two places available for the NI Open.
In addition, amateurs will also get their chance to qualify for the NI Open through the annual North of Ireland Amateur Strokeplay played at Galgorm Castle.
The 36-hole strokeplay event will take place on Tuesday, June 9th with the winner to receive an invite to the NI Open. Entry for the North of Ireland Strokeplay Tournament is £25 (€30) and the closing date is Monday, May 25th, entry forms are available via
For further information please contact Galgorm Castle on 028 2564 6161 or email

Carty claims Ulster Women’s Championship

April 18, 2013
Jessica Carty (left), winner of the Hughes Insurance Ulster Women's Championship with Violet McBride, winner of the Teddy Morrison Trophy

Jessica Carty (left), winner of the Hughes Insurance Ulster Women’s Championship with Violet McBride, winner of the Teddy Morrison Trophy

JESSICA Carty made full use of ‘home’ advantage to the win the Ulster Women’s Championship at a wet and windy Belvoir Park GC.
The 18-year-old student held off the challenge from Lurgan’s Niamh McSherry to claim her first ‘senior’ title by 4&3.
“It was a tough week with Belvoir playing very long so I think a wee bit of local knowledge was important,” said the Irish international.
Carty’s home club is actually Holywood GC, famous as the breeding ground for one Rory McIlroy, but she also retains a membership at Belvoir.
With a small field, less than 30 entrants, Carty, who won the Irish Girls’ Championship last year, entered the tournament as one of the favourites alongside Louise Coffey (Malone), Laura Grant (Lisburn) and experienced international Lucy Simpson (Massereene).
Having qualified in third place, she beat Zoe Allen (Lurgan), Niamh Ward (Lurgan) and then Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) on the 19th in the semi-finals to book her place in the final against McSherry.
“The matches against Niamh and Chloe were tough. I didn’t play that well against Chloe in the semi-final but I just hung in to finally beat her,” added Jessica who will take up a golf scholarship at the University of Denver in the autumn.
“In the final I turned it around and played some of my best golf of the week. I think I was two under when the match finished.”

Jessica Carty (Holywood) bt Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 4&3
Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) bt Laura Grant (Lisburn) 1up
Jessica Carty (Holywood) bt Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) at 19th
Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) bt Louise Coffey (Malone) 3&2
Laura Grant (Lisburn) bt Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) 6&5
Jessica Carty (Holywood) bt Niamh Ward (Lurgan) 1 up
Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) bt Lucy Simpson (Masseerene) 5&4
Louise Coffey (Malone) bt Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park) 6&5
Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) bt Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye) 4&3
Laura Grant (Lisburn) bt Cliodhna McCarthy (Stackstown) 4&2
Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) bt Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 3&2
Jessica Carty (Holywood) bt Zoe Allen (Lurgan) 3&1
Niamh Ward (lurgan) bt Judithe Allen (Ballyclare) 4&3
Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) bt Victoria Craig (Clandeboye) 5&3
Lucy Simpson (Masseerene) bt Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) 7&6
154 Louise Coffey (Malone) 81 73
156 Lucy Simpson (Masserene) 79 77
158 Jessica Carty (Holywood) 81 77
161 Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 82 79
165 Laura Grant (Lisburn) 83 82
169 Niamh Ward (Lurgan) 87 82
170 Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) 90 80
171 Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 89 82
172 Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye) 85 87
175 Victoria Craig (Clandeboye) 89 86
176 Judithe Allen (Ballyclare) 86 90
177 Cliodhna McCarthy (Stackstown) 89 88 Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) 87 90
182 Zoe Allen (Lurgan) 90 92
184 Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) 94 90
186 Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park)93 93
Missed cut
186 Victoria Alexander (Holywood) 88 98
187 Anita McCaw (RCD Ladies) 97 90
190 Dasha Kovalenko (Rossmore) 99 91 Danielle Storey (Holywood) 91 99
191 Brooke Hopley (Clandeboye) 92 99
195 Dawn Scarborough (Temple) 101 94 Fionnuala McGrady (Dunmurry) 97 98