Early birds win prizes at Clitheroe’s Jubilee Plate Medal!

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THE early birds caught most of the prizes in Clitheroes Jubilee Plate Medal on Saturday.

Playing off the Blue Tees in progressively worsening weather, 30 competitors failed to complete the course .

David Knowles, Norman Fielding, Richard Lowery and Matt Nettleton trapped before 8 a.m. and all were rewarded.

Knowles found seven pars on the back nine to snatch the Division 2 Prize from playing partner Fielding after countback with nett 70s.

Steve Credie was next with nett 72 ahead of Ron Higson and Garry Clarkson with the same return.

Craig Allison took the Plate and Division 1 with an impressive 74-4-70 and a Birdie, Par, Birdie finish.

Nigel Clowes took second place and Richard Lowery with a level back nine was third ahead of Barry Thomas.

A Par on the 18th would have given Thomas top spot but two dropped shots proved costly.

Matthew Nettleton popped up again to claim 5th with 72.

Denis Greenup overcame the puddles to take the best Gross.

Chris Vines is having a very good season and he triumphed again in the Midweek Medal, his winning nett 67 included 12 Pars.

Chris Hamer topped a trio of 69s with a better back nine than Tom Forrest and Barry Thomas and Peter Catlow was rewarded for his persistance after an eight on the 6th to finish well with a 70 for the fifth prize.

Plus two man Mark Ashworth had the best Gross.

Marilyn Fletcher teamed up with Simon Swindells to take second place in Sunday’s Mixed Open Fourball with 41 points.

Fletcher and President Stokes had a comfortable victory in the Ladies’ Fourball with a four shot margin over Kath Bithell and Elaine Grindrod. Gail Ainsworth and Kath Townley had a one-point margin over the Howarths, Bernadette and Emily in third.

Jan Walsh topped the Leader Board in the Ladies’ Midweek Medal with six shots to spare over one handicap star Emma Clegg.

Edith Child was there again in third with 74.

The Crowthers and the Townleys won the Social Mixed Scramble last week with a comfortable margin over the Holts J. and J. and Lorraine Wall and D Chadderton. John and P.. Holden with the Powells took third.

The Juniors Summer Champion round one went to Callum Darcy with an impressive 80-11-69.

Alister Holgate, with his nett 70, took second ahead of Oliver Smith and Louis Barrett with 71s.