Clitheroe win the ELGA Scratch Trophy

Mark Ashworth (centre) is pictured with the ELGA Scratch Trophy flanked by fellow team members Tony Holt, who is also the ELGA President, and Tom Riley
Mark Ashworth (centre) is pictured with the ELGA Scratch Trophy flanked by fellow team members Tony Holt, who is also the ELGA President, and Tom Riley

Four of Clitheroe’s best golfers combined well to win the East Lancashire Golf Association Scratch Trophy played at Marsden Park Golf Club on Saturday.

The team of Lancashire Amateur champion Mark Ashworth, the current Lancashire Seniors champion Tony Holt,Tom Forrest and TomRiley finished three shots ahead of theirnearest rivals to take the trophy back to Clitheroe for only the fourth time since the Ribble Valley club first entered the competition in 1919.

At Clitheroe on Saturday the Jubilee Plate was won by Simon Raine, who finished his round in fine style with two birdies and two pars in the last four holes to card a winning score of 75-09- 66, one better than Paul McGuire on 90-23- 67 after card play-offs with William Tyrrell and Mark Ashton.

Damian Durrant had the best gross score of 72.

A Ladies’ EWGA Medal on Sunday was won by Janette Dowdy with her score of 89-16-73. Dawn Coulter was the runner up on 111-31- 80 with Brenadette Howarth in third on 12-31- 81.

• The hot sun brought out the hot scores in the Jubilee Trophy at Mytton Fold.

Sam Rayner led the pack with a great 39 points, close on the heels was this year’s form player, John Berry with a 38.

Third was Jim Bridge, pipped on a card play-off. Division 1 winner was Dave Griffith with 37 points, and captain Nick Avino took the Division 2 award also on 37 points.

The two’s pot was won byJon Harvey on the ninth.

In the Ladies’ section, Brenda Griffith took the win with 30 points, followed by Kathy Pennington on 29 points.

Third was Tarja Wilson on 24 points, with Jean Davies collecting 19 points.

Friday saw the annual Sip it and Flip it at Mytton Fold.

A great evening was had, all in aid of Anxiety UK. The front nine winners were Jim Bridge, Steve Worrall, Tony Cross and Gordon Lucas, and the back nine was won by John Berry, Nigel Fairhurst, Barry Agnew and Paul Maloney.