Pollard beats weather to lift the Leslie Hanynes Trophy

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This week saw members of Whalley Golf Club compete in the Leslie Haynes Trophy.

The board competition was contested in some very changeable and blustery conditions.

The eventual winner was Neil Pollard, who carded a superb 40 points in probably the worst of the conditions.

Second place went to Mel Earle on a play-off with a very impressive 39, with Jeremy Wade in third.

There were six recorded twos for Kevin Walker, Neil Pollard, Mel Earle, Pat Crawford, Peter Fletcher and Chris Davies.

On Sunday, members competed in the Herbie Sloan Trophy.

The competition, sponsored by John Rostron Engineering, with silverware presented by John and Betty Rostron, was a mixed pairs stableford competition.

The champions on the day were Chris Thompson and Carol Ashley, second went to Aaron Ripley and Karen Thompson, and third place went to John Rostron and Kath James.

The ladies’ competition was cancelled last Thursday due to lousy weather. But the mixed competition on Sunday saw Chris Thompson and partner Carole Ashley presented with the Herbie Sloan Trophy for first place in the stableford competition with 74 points.

Two points behind in second place were Arron Ripley and Karen Thompson. John Rostron and Kath James were third with 69 points.

• CRAIG Allison was the star turn at Clitheroe Golf Club over the weekend.

Ten Pars and four birdies were his contribution in Saturday’s Three-Man Team Event, when he and partners Paul Traynor and Graeme Edmondson took top spot with 81 points.

Allison then teamed up with Andrew Heyes on Sunday to win the Fourball Stableford with 43 points, but only after a countback with Dieno George and Alan Houghton on the same mark.

Simon Raine and Ralph Postlethwaite won a head to head with Geoff Sutcliffe and Dean Braithwaite for third place on 42 points when they came back in level par.

Old campaigners Peter Dawson, Mike Gibson and Nicolas Lomas shared the load in Saturday’s Team Competition to score 79 points and take second place behind Allisons Team, with a two-point margin over the Heesoms, Chris and David supported by Denis Greenup who finished in third.

Ethan Cambridge won the duel with Robert Spouse for first place in Sunday’s Junior Stableford.

Both scored an impressive 43 points but Cambridge got the nod after cards.

George Nightingale won a three-way play-off with David Robinson and Kieren Grimshaw on 39 points with a birdie two on the penultimate hole proving crucial.

Sophie Lamb was the runaway winner of the Ladies’ Medal with her 80-9-71 return, which included the only two of the day, on the eighth.

President Christine Stokes filled the runners-up spot but only after scrutiny of the cards gave her the advantage over Marilyn Fletcher with the same nett 75.

• THE Pairs’ Four-ball Better Ball competition held at Stonyhurst Park Golf Club on Saturday was won by captain Ray Robinson and his partner Dougie Boreham with 42 points.

Second on a card play-off were P. Thompson and S. Morrison with 38 points, just beating M. Shaw and S. Clash.

The Ladies’ 9-hole stableford competition on Monday was won with 15 points by Sheila Parman, second was Val Fairless with 14 points, and third with 13 points was Jean Gentry.

The winners of the Stonyhurst Mixed Open were Leon and Linda Ashworth, Margaret Carrington and S.Wilcox.