Whalley golfer Keiron shines under pressure

Keiron Cunliffe drives in as Whalley Golf Club's 2013 junior captain
Keiron Cunliffe drives in as Whalley Golf Club's 2013 junior captain

Whalley GC Junior Captain Keiron Cunliffe prepares to drive in, watched by captain John Clegg, president Lorna Slinger, lady captain Wendy Green, family and friends.

Under intense pressure, Keiron hit a wonderful drive and split the fairway, with the finishing position sublime.

It was tight at the top in Clitheroe Golf Club’s Four Man Team Event.

But two birdie 4s on the 18th for six points put the winning quartet of Craig Alison, Michael Dawson, Carl Drinkwater and Paul Traynor into first place with 87 points.

Four teams finished with 86 points so scrutiny of the cards decided the minor prizes. Seven points on the par five 13th was the highlight of the George, Houghton, Proos, Turner team total as they slipped into runners-up spot.

Norman Entwistle set the ball rolling with a four-point birdie on the 1st to help the Brennans, Chris, David and Roger to 86 points for third place.

Brothers Peter and Roger Hargreaves took Dave Johnson and Keith Underwood on board and had the best front nine but needed one more point on the return leg to take home a prize.

Simon Swindells won Division One in a howling gale by just one shot from the chasing pack.

Julian Troup with a birdie two on the tricky 17th took second place from Tony McGibbon who recovered from a blob on the 12th with a two on the 14th for 33 points and third place.

George Young was going nowhere until a birdie and two pars finish put him fourth after cards with Ryan Ratcliffe

Stuart Herd had a great back nine to win Division Two with 34 points, a two shot margin over Ian Williams.

A birdie two on the 5th helped John Wetton to take third place and Richard Rudd won a five way play-off to claim fourth prize.

Daniel Preedy’s Eagle two on the 6th was the highlight of his day but he had a mixed round and did not figure on the prize list.

Lady Captain Gillian Eddlestone is leading from the front as she continues to pick up the prizes and she teamed up with Pam Lavery to win the Ladies’ Foursomes with 32 points.

Sue Cartledge and Kath Lobell proved to be a formidable partnership as they cruised into second place ahead of the delightful Diane Buttle and Cath Podevyn after cards.

Val Fairless and Jan Revis finished fourth on 29.

The Ladies’ Nine Hole Stableford was a triumph for Anne Hartley followed home by Elizabeth McEwan and Glenda Heanan.

Sunday’s EWGA Medal was almost a blow out but Carole Brown battled on to claim top spot ahead of Cath Podevyn by one shot.