Heesom family triumph in Clitheroe Golf Club’s Medal and Castle Cup Qualifier

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THE three Heesoms were prominent in Clitheroe Golf Club’s Medal and Castle Cup Qualifier.

Scratch golfer Andrew shot a creditable 73 but on a day when the glorious weather helped to produce many low scores he was out of the prizes. Father David matched number two son with a nett 73 but big brother Chris stole the headlines with a sparkling nett 67 to take first prize in Division One.

Craig Allison was a close second with his 73-5-68 return and five compettitors had to wait for card play-offs to determine the remaining three prize winners, all finishing with nett 69s.

The in form Nigel Clowes,courtesy of a flawless back nine, took third ahead of Jonathan Dugdale and Pete Harrison.

Simon Swindells and Alex Cave, considered themselves unlucky to miss out after posting the same score.

Alf England is building up a substantial account with the Pro after another nett 69 to top the leader board in Division Two

Peter Boddie and Ian Laithwaite matched the flying Scots score but had to settle for second and third after cards.

Peter Woods went solo for a prize this week and a solid 70 put him in fourth spot ahead of Michael Heaps with the same return.

Trevor Jones,70 and Keith Wallbank and Dave Hillary were best of the rest.

Mark Ashworth just pipped Alan Gillespie for the best Gross.

The Fourth Junior Easter Medal was a triumph for young Tobias Hamer who earned a massive drop in handicap by returning a nett 60.

Jack Mercer had to settle for second place with his 78-13-65 and James Banks got the better of a card play-off with Thomas Riley for third after both scored nett 70s.