Brice beats weather to claim prize at Clitheroe Golf Club!

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A mixture of heavy showers and gusty winds sent scores soaring in several of the competitions played at Clitheroe Golf Club.

Almost a quarter of the field of 158 golfers filed “No Returns” in Saturday’s Ted Speak Trophy which was won by Nick Brice with a score of 92-22-70 after a card play-off with Geoff Cole.

Five handicapper Phil Leaver was one of only three players to break 80 and took the third spot with a very creditable gross score of 76, only one stroke above the course standard scratch for the day of 75.

Division One winner was Robert Driver with 85-12-73, Jonathan Sheasby was the Division Two winner with 87-14-73 while the Division Three prize went to captain elect Dave Johnson who scored 96-22-74.

Difficult conditions also affected the scores in the Midweek Medal and Tradesman’s Trophy qualifier with the exception of Jonathan Mitchell’s 75-06-69 which won the day by a clear five shots from Tom Forrest. Brian Stokes and Brian Driver filled the other two qualifying positions.

And the inclement conditions extended in to the ladies’ Midweek Medal.

Sharon Turner took the Division One prize with a score of 99-19-80 and the Division Two section was won by Kath Bithell with 110-28-82.

The winner of the Past Lady Captain’s Salver was Pat Brennan.

Rose Fort was the winner of the EWGA Medal competition.

Summer made a belated appearance in time for Sunday’s Open Mixed Fourball Betterball competition and the scoring reflected the more benign conditions.

The winners were Val Fairless and Chris Watkins whose score of 43 points was one better than runners up Christine and Brian Stokes who took second spot after a card play-off with Michelle Fielding and David Knowles.

• President’s Day at Stoneyhurst Park Golf Club was played in glorious conditions and was the venue for an outstanding round of golf from Dougie Boreham.

The club’s senior member scored 43 points to win the stableford competition with Nigel Smith (40) and Dan Whalley (36) also in the prizes.