Matt leads field home at Mytton

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Matt Oakley didn’t need his sunglasses on Saturday when he led the field home when Mytton Fold Golf Club played their latest round of the Winter Singles competition.

Matt Oakley didn’t need his sunglasses on Saturday when he led the field home when Mytton Fold Golf Club played their latest round of the Winter Singles competition.

His 39 points over the shortened 16-hole course was the outstanding round of the day, pushing a returning Dave Bolton into second place by just one point.

Junior Organiser Richard Greaves carded an excellent 36 points to finish third a point ahead of the three-way squabble for fourth with Dave Clegg heading Steve Worrall and Keith Fitzhenry in a card play-off.

The Twos Pot was a three-way split with Chris Chadwick birdying the first and Mike Chatburn and Tony Wilson doing likewise at the ninth.

Dave Clegg’s fourth spot takes him to the top of the men’s Order of Merit with a lead of five points over John Berry, Gary Aldred and Steve Worrall. Brenda Griffith’s win in the ladies’ section extended her lead of the ladies’ Order of Merit.

In the Winter Pairs it was a weekend of two halves, with Sunday’s games being somewhat hampered by the thick freezing fog. While a number of players felt their way in off the course to NR, this minor climatic factor did not seem to hamper Peter Fox and Phil Ryan who scored 41 points, the best of their campaign.

This was matched on Saturday by Keith Fitzhenry/Barrie Walmsley but both pairings were outshone by an outstanding 44 points from Gary Aldred/Richard Greaves who took the overall lead of the Winter League.

Mytton Fold held their first event of the year with the pre-season get-together and a friendly quiz night. President David Hargreaves was asked for his preferred team name as he paid his entry fee. ‘I’ll ask my mum’, was his answer ... and so that was what was recorded, much to the team’s embarrassment.

His team of Lilian Hargreaves, Carol Maher, Peter Kiddie and David himself had the last laugh, however, ending up overall winners!

The quiz, auction and raffle raised £250 towards the Captains’ chosen charity.