El­land a tough nut to crack in tro­phy event

Halifax Courier - - Sport - BY IAN RUSH­WORTH

El­land proved de­cep­tively dif­fi­cult in the early sum­mer sun­shine at Tues­day’s penul­ti­mate Hal­i­fax-Hud­der­s­field Al­liance meet­ing of the sea­son.

Only one pair out of 47 bet­tered 40 stable­ford points over two laps of the nine-hole park­land course, which was stag­ing an Al­liance for the first time in around five years.

Crosland Heath have been dom­i­nant this win­ter and the pat­tern con­tin­ued with suc­cess for Richard Lam­bert and 10 hand­i­cap­per Paul Land.

Their 42-point haul gave them the Ron­nie Parkin­son Tro­phy, which re­mem­bers a for­mer Al­liance sec­re­tary from the Ryburn club.

They scored con­sis­tently well through­out with just the one blem­ish, on the 407-yard 14th, when both took five.

Crosland Heath have won the club cham­pi­onship with 416 points from Meltham on 403, Out­lane on 400 and Bradley Hall on 395.

The Or­der of Merit for club pro­fes­sion­als will be de­cided at the Page Tro­phy in­di­vid­ual event on Tues­day, May 5.

Lam­bert will fancy his chances be­cause the 36-hole event, which also has an 18-hole op­tion for the Roger Heap Me­mo­rial Tro­phy, is at Crosland Heath and he now leads the stand­ings with 42 points. Tom Wild has 41 points and West End’s Dar­ren Ar­ber has 36 points. Scores - Pro-am:

Am-am: LAWRENCE BAT­LEY SE­NIORS LEAGUE Sec­tion A: Bradley Hall 7 Ryburn 1, Dews­bury Dis­trict 4 El­land 4, Mars­den 4 Silk­stone 4, West Brad­ford 2 Low Laithes 6. Sec­tion B: Bradley Park 2 Bran­shaw 6, Heb­den Bridge 2 Wood­some Hall 6, Light­cliffe 8 Meltham 0, Wort­ley 8 Crosland Heath 0. Sec­tion C: Black­ley 3 Brad­ford Moor 5, Calver­ley 5 Tod­mor­den 3, Crow Nest Park 4 Hud­der­s­field 4, Wer­neth 4 Sad­dle­worth 4. Sec­tion D: Hal­i­fax 8 Hang­ing Heaton 0, Out­lane 7 South Leeds 1, South Brad­ford 7 Queens­bury 1, West End 6 Old­ham 2. Sixty pairs took part in West End’s Club Four­ball, the first qual­i­fier for the club ma­jors.

In good con­di­tions,all eight qual­i­fiers were un­der par.

Dougie Green­wood and Steve Holmes set a hot pace with a 63 nett, which wasn’t beaten. The next five had nett 64s and were sep­a­rated by a card play-off.

There are still va­can­cies for the Rab­bits Open at West End this Sun­day. The cost of £25 per pair, see the club web­site.

West End Ladies’ Sec­tion ADP1 team won 2& 1 in their first match of the sea­son away to Crow Nest Park. Other re­sults - April 5 EG Medal: 1, Michaela McMa­hon 84-11=73; 2, Zoe Hart­ley 87-14=73. April 7 EG Medal: 1, Char­lotte Heath 78-11=67; 2, An­gela Stevens 101-28=73. April 14 Heart Foun­da­tion Medal: 1, Michaela McMa­hon 79-11=68; 2, Rita Hughes 96-23=73.

Tee times are still avail­able for West End Ladies Sec­tion’s first Open Day of 2015 on Tues­day, May 12.

The for­mat will be four ball bet­ter ball stable­ford with 7/8 hand­i­cap, and a hand­i­cap limit of 34. En­try is £20 per pair. Book on­line at www.wes­t­endgc.co.uk.

The prize pre­sen­ta­tion and din­ner for West End’s Win­ter League took place last Fri­day.

More than 90 peo­ple took part in the three leagues the club runs. Re­sults - Satur­day Morn­ing League: 1, Brian Duffy; 2, John Clay; 3, Jon Mel­lor Satur­day Pairs Play-Off: 1, Roger Green­wood & Richard Turner; 2, Steve Langhorn & Paul Burke; 3, Ian Mars­land & Robin Peters; 4, John Gum­ley & Andy Cryer.

1, P.Olson 80-12= 68; 2, M.Wor­sick 80- 12= 68; 3, K.Aldridge 82-12=70; 4, C.Lan­der 72- 1=71; 5, D.Whi­taker 76- 5=71; 6, C.McFadzean 75 -4=71; 7, A.Whit­worth 72-1=71; 8, F.May­land 83-12=71; 9, P.Skel­ton 80-9=71; 10.M.Lord 85-12=73; 11.A.C.Shaw 73-0-73. Di­vi­sion Two: 1, A.Wormald 88-21= 67; 2, G.Brit­teon 88-21=67; 3, K.Barker 96-26= 70; 4, A.Ni­chol­son 88-17=71; 5, K.Wright 89-18=71; 6, R. Ros­bor­ough 91-19=72; 7, D.Pritchard 91-17=74; 8, S.Green­wood 9218=74. RYBURN Buck Rab­bit: 1, J Burn 81-16-65 (on back nine); 2, C Mescall 83-18-65. Tiger Tankard: 1, T Co­p­ley 77-15-62; 2, D K Scott 74-11-63. Ladies Medal 1: 1, Miss E Haigh 91-24-67 (on back 9 ); 2, Mrs V Sim­mons 95-28-67; 3, Mrs D El­liott 102-34-68; 4, Mrs R Crab­tree 109-36-73.

Richard Lam­bert and Paul Land with the Ron­nie Parkin­son Tro­phy af­ter their suc­cess on Tues­day

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