Paul Kelly carded a brilliant 62 (nett) to get his hands on the prestigious Lonsdale Cup sponsored by Armagh City Hotel.

With the course continuing to give up plenty of low scores, Kelly turned in four over 39 before coming home in a super one-under gross 34.

Playing off 11, the winner parred 10 and 11, birdied the par five 12th, parred 13, dropped a shot at the par-four 14th, parred 15 and then birdied the 16th before rounding things off with pars at the 17th and 18th.

In all, he played his last 13 holes in one under par which made up for a less than stellar start which included double-bogeys at the third and fifth.

Josh Agnew finished in second also with a nett 62 but without the requisite number of rounds played he was unable to claim the main prize. Still, it was a superb effort from the 33-handicapper who was grateful for an excellent par at the last.

Jim McKeown finished third on countback with a nett 64 ahead of Kieran Grimley.

James Thompson was fifth with a nett 65 while George Bradshaw’s nett 66 edged out Stephen Catterall for sixth with a better back nine.

Adam Cromwell claimed the gross prize with a 68.

This solid silver trophy was graciously presented to the club by John B. Lonsdale has been contested annually since 1896.

Pictured with the prizewinners is Mr Brian McCormack representing Armagh City Hotel and Club Captain - Gerry Kelly