Lurgan’s Ulster Cup had a very narrow victory against a competitive City of Belfast GC team. In the end Lurgan won by 4 holes, mainly thanks to strong wins by Martin Patterson, Ian McMurray, Brain Bassett and Chris Donald.
They will play either Ashfield or Greencastle in the next round.
After several years of not competing in the Ulster Cup, Lurgan entered a team into this competitive and challenging match play competition. Richard Budd’s team were drawn away in the first leg to City of Belfast GC, and played them on Sunday 8th April. Conditions were very soft on this relatively short 9 hole course, and Lurgan were pleased to come away with winning 3 match and losing 4. Winners were Brian Bassett Jnr, Martin Patterson and Ian Cousins. The match is delicately poised with the return leg this Sunday at 1.30pm.
Team will be: Ian McMurray, Brian Bassett Jnr, Martin Patterson, Chris Donald, Brian Doley, Neil Dillon and Ian Cousins