Conlon's an Open Champion
Conlon Rice readily admits his golfing successes have been few of late, but he was celebrating a major triumph in the County Armagh Open Stableford competition.
The Keady man picked up first prize in the Holmes and Doran Surveyors Ltd, Armagh sponsored event which was held during Open Week at the city venue.
His 44 stableford points - ultimately secured with a birdie three at the 15th hole - was one better than the rest of the field.
The young city baker Andrew Allen had a winning recipe for second prize with 43 points and Paddy Duffy picked up third prize with 41 points in the first of the week's competitions which saw him cut three shots!
Brian Anderson was a new face among the prizes winning on countback with 40 points ahead of Jarleth McReynolds and Kyle Johnston who also returned 40points.
Despite the inclement weather, Open Week was once again hailed a huge success, with considerable numbers turning out for the various competitions.
The Home @ Frasers, Armagh sponsored Open Stroke competition was won by Richard Stewart with a nett 65. Four players returned scores of nett 66 behind him and had to be separated on countback. They were, in winning order, Stuart Lee, Declan McReynolds, Shea Brady and Jonathan Black. And Andy Conn picked up sixth with a netr 67, winning on a back nine countback.
Wrapping up the week's events, The Open Mixed Greemsomes - sponsored by the Insurance Partnership, Armagh - was dominated by the McReynolds family. Jarleth, along with Aideen Canavan produced the winning score, nett 66 ahead of dad Declan and sister Eadoin McReynolds on a nett 66.5.
Iggy and Kathleen Mallon came ever so close with a nett 67 to take third prize. And the Best Gross score on the day was Roy Montgomery and Lily McMullen from Killymoon with a gross 79.