Open golf comes to Clitheroe

Clitheroe Golf Club
Clitheroe Golf Club

Clitheroe Golf Club will again be hosting the Open Regional Qualifier on Monday, June 24th.

As well as the local professionals and top amateurs from Lancashire and Cumbria, there will also be several players from further afield, who will be looking to qualify for the Open which this year is being held at Muirfield.

The first players tee off at 8 a.m. and spectators are welcome.On site refreshments are available and there is no charge for entry.

The Golf Club have, however, asked that spectators park on the main road, leaving the club car park available for players and officials.

Eighteen handicap Chris Brennan dropped only three shots on the back nine to run away with the weekend’s Medal at Clitheroe Golf Club with a sparkling nett 64.

David Heesom out in 34 and back in 36 posted a nett 66 but had to settle for third place when Nick Brice returned the same nett score and took second after cards.

Steve Dean’s two dropped shots on the final hole cost him the Division One Prize as John Hacking returned the same nett 71 and took top spot after countback. Alan Houghton was third with the same score.

Colin Barker recovered from a hiccup on the 10th to claim the Division Two prize just one shot ahead of president Peter Clayton who in turn got the better of Richard Walsham and Brian Stokes after cards, all on nett 70s.

Phil Bishop won Division Three ahead of Dave Chippendale and Bert Hemingway in spite of a 10 on the 18th.

Louis Phelps won the Professionals’ Prize and Junior Summer Champion 1 qualifier with an impressive 89-19-70 return

The in-form teenagers, George Young and Sam Geddes filled the minor places.

Pam Lavery and Rosemary Fort birdied the 1st to set them on course to 42 points and a winning total in the Ladies Fourball Stableford and Ping Qualifier.

The Marilyn Fletcher/Michelle Fielding partnership was looking good after a birdie on the 5th but dropped shots on the last two holes left them one off the pace in second.

Tony Lee celebrated after achieving a hole-in-one on the 14th hole, the first for many years in a major Club Competition.

Stonyhurst Park Golf Club held its Men’s Scratch Championship and Handicap Trophy last Saturday.

The club champion with the Best Gross Score was Stephen Young with a 76 and the winner of the Handicap Trophy with a score of 84-17-67 was Andy Townsend.

The winner of the Ladies’ Medal Competition was Linda Ashworth with a score of 86-13-73.