High standard in medal at Clitheroe

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Eleven-handicap Golfer Tony Bridge only dropped two shots on the back nine in Clitheroe Golf Club’s Saturday Medal for a nett 68 but he had to settle for sixth place.

Paul McGlynn and Thomas Benson topped a list of outstanding scores, both returning nett 64s for a two-shot reduction in handicap, and McGlynn took first prize after cards.

Gary Speak included three birdies in his 65 to take third place and the best gross score.

Chris Parkinson has reduced his mark by eight shots this year and produced a 65.

Mr Consistency Ralph Postlethwaite found four Birdies to win Division One with a 73-4-69 after countback, with Paul Hamer and Scott Thompson on the same mark.

The Division Two Prize was won by Paul Burrows after cards with Gary Clarkson, and Dave Warner topped Division Three with a 71.

Alan Wright was in cracking form last week following his 40 points winning total in Tuesday’s Senior Stableford, with a nett 70 in Saturdays Seniors Championship.

Richard Crossley got off to a great start, two under after five and won the Seniors Trophy with a birdie on the 18th and a 67.

Club President Peter Clayton was second after cards with the same score and Dave Heesom returned an immaculate 71-3-68 and the Lowest Gross.

That two on the fifth helped Peter Hargreaves into fourth and Alan Wright’s 70 was matched by Paul Burrows to take the final two prizes.

Swamy Narayana followed Wright into the winners’ enclosure in the Seniors’ Stableford and Chris Sims finished with two pars to snatch third from Dave Brennan with 38 points.

Ken Mantle,Keith Wallbank and Alex Rigby all finished two points off the pace with 36s.

Club Professional Paul McEvoy put up the prize for the Ladies’ Fourball. Sue Cartledge and Pam Lavery won with 47 points.

Jean Holt and Elizabeth Narayana won the duel with Debbie Catlow and Sharon Turner for second place after countback and Tracey Bentley and Barbara Thornton were one point away in fourth with a creditable 44 points.

Tracey Blanc recovered from an uncomfortable eight on the 13th to win with a nett 70 in Saturday’s EWGA Medal and Sharon Turners birdie three on the 16th made her runner-up after cards with Carolyn Cort and Carole Brown.

Clitheroe’s Simon Swindells, Craig Allison and Tim Clarke all won their singles games playing for ELGA against the NW Golf Association at Burnley, and Tim, playing with the ELGA Captain, won his Foursomes to give ELGA an outstanding victory 10-5 to 1-5.