Andy takes spoils in Longworth Cup

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WHALLEY Golf Club played host to the conclusion of 36-hole Arthur Longworth Cup this weekend.

In severe conditions Andy Wray, playing off scratch, took the spolis with a combined total of level par enough to edge out Andy Passmore via a card play-off.

Division One winner was A. Ripley, shooting an amazing knock of nett 67, wuth runner-up N Pollard. Division Two winner Gary Fowler beating Bruce Stewart into second place while Malcolm Salmon was the Division Three winner, with Paul Irwin runner-up.

There were eight recorded twos going to Pete Seavers, Donald Blanch, Chris Blackadder, Nick Williamson, Rob Andrew, Mike Fletcher, Andy Passmore, Kevin Walker.

In the ladies’ EWGA Medal competition last Thursday, Jane Smedley took the win after countback with 89-12-77. Lady captain Anne Prior OBE was second with 102-25-77 while Wendy Green came third with 104-26-78.

• Saturday was Junior Masters Day at Stonyhurst Park Golf Club.

Despite the awful weather the boys battled against the elements to produce some excellent rounds.

The winner and Junior Master 2011 was George Young with a magnificent 76-12-64. Runner-up was Max Hutchinson and the winner of the novice category was Louis Phelps. The competition was sponsored by the Club Captain Ray Robinson and organised by Graham Monk and Lawrence Parry.

The Open 4 Ball competition the following day was in contrast played in good weather and the winners were Bob Driver and his son Andrew with 43 points. Second on a card play-off was J. Hodkinson and K. Wiggins with 37 points. Third was P. Thompson and J. Parkinson.

• Jan Van Boeckel took top spot in Mytton Fold Golf Club’s September Medal competition. Played in driving rain, and with playing conditions described as “moist underfoot”, Jan’s (79-13-66) was an outstanding score.

Next up, and five shots in arrears, came Ray Standring (80-9-71) who headed a group of three players with nett 71s.

Final podium position was taken by Matt Walsh (88-17-71) just edging John Kwasniewski (84-13-71) out of the medals.

While Sam Cowan and captain John Berry took their share of the twos pot by birdying the 9th hole, Tony Wilson took his two the hard way, by eagling the 234 yard, par 4, 17th hole.

Wayne Ivinson stretches his Order of Merit lead to 15 points while Matt Walsh puts daylight between himself and father Mick in the personal battle for OOM year end honours.

The ladies nine-hole August stableford was won by Doreen Hammond ahead of Katherine Hewitt. Lady captain Jean Havard took the 18-hole competition, finishing some three points ahead of runner-up Linda Clegg. Judith Kay took third, another point in arrears.