Golf round up

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Steve Ackers confirmed his status as one of Clitheroe Golf Clubs most consistant golfers when he won the Peter Geddes Memorial Trophy with a 71-5-66 return.

Although Daniel Turner finished with a birdie on the 18th in his nett 69 he had to settle for third place when Damien Durrant found three birdies on the back nine and matched Turner’s score.

Alan Houghton scored well on the short par threes and made no mistakes to take the Division Two Trophy with a three-shot margin over John Peel.

Sunday’s Three Man Team competition was almost a washout but of those who battled the elements, Paul Nightingale, Nick Reeves and Dave Short produced a top score of 75 points.

Alan Gillespie saw off Danny Nutter by 3 and 2 in the semi-final of the Dugdale Trophy Matchplay Competition and won the final when he overcame Rob Beecham 2 and 1.

Louis Barrett continues to impress. 82-16-66 was the winning score in the latest Junior Summer Championship.

There was a tight finish to the Ladies’ Invitation Team competition at Clitheroe. Lady captain elect Jill Farthing led her team of Gill Brown, Judith Isherwood and Helen Tomlinson into first place with 75 points.

Christine Isherwood teamed up with Susan Gibson, Catherine Liwosz and Karen Stanworth but the group missed out on top spot by just one.

Lady captain Janet Burrows’s team with Angela Espley, Anne Panter and Pauline Wawless were the best of a trio of teams with 71 after cards.

• THE weather was unexpectedly kind for Captain’s Day at Stonyhurst Park Golf Club.

Overall winner on the day was Jim Walker with 67 (-2). Second with 69 on a card play-off was Ian McDonnell and third place went to Steve Alcock. Best Gross on the day went to Steve Young who also picked up the Longest Drive Trophy.

The ladies were also in action with Margaret Duckett winning the Maureen Ormerod 3 Clubs and a Putter competition.

• TOP scorers at the Ladies’ July Open team event at Whalley Golf Club with 104 points were Maggie Harvey and Linda Rhodes, of Whalley, with Maureen Board and Jean Sanderson, of Mytton Fold.

• STEVE Korab shot an amazing (81-17-64) to win Mytton Fold Golf Club’s Cavalier Putter competition played on Saturday.

Despite carding 75, the lowest gross of the day, Chris Chadwick, playing off a handicap of six, could only come within five shots of the winner.

Steve Brooks (77-8-69) completed the top three, losing out to Chadwick on a card playoff. Just a further shot in arrears came Sam Cowan (86-16-70) who took Division One, while Nick Avino (89-19-70) took Division Two.

With seven players beating par in the excellent playing conditions handicap reductions were the order of the day as the top scores were entered onto the computer.