Hanson dodges Italian drama
WOODSOME Hall’s Chris Hanson has booked himself an extended stay in Italy.
The 31-year-old finished the second round at four under in the Italian Open in Milan.
After ending the opening round three under, Hanson endured some vagaries in form before finishing the second one under – and four under for the tournament.
His second round started at a canter with birdies at the second and fourth, but a dropped shot at the fifth At Crosland Heath Gentlemen’s Dinner (from left) guest speaker Gary Skyner, club captain Ian Sharland, club president Martyn Travis and Halifax-Huddersfield Union past president Bryan Webb brought an end to that charge.
It was after the turn that the drama began to unfold, even though Hanson in the end was no worse off in the clubhouse.
A birdie at the 12th was followed by a double bogey on the next hole – dragging him back towards the projected cut.
Hanson’s response was immediate and he completed the par-five 14th with an eagle.
A dropped shot at 15, a birdie at 17 and a bogey on the last completed a rollercoaster round that Hanson will be keen to avoid over the weekend at the Golf Club Milano.
American Pat Perez claimed the lead in the CIMB Classic with a seven under par round of 65 despite delays for bad weather in Kuala Lumpur.
Perez, who had been two shots off the lead following a first round 66, hit eight birdies after starting his round on the 10th tee.
His only blemish came on the par four 12th. CROW Nest Park Golf Club’s Mike and Gwyn Greenberry danced their way to success in the Horrocks Salver competition.
The club’s annual mixed competition, where players may choose their partners to play, was a Greensomes Stableford.
A field of 20 couples took to the course and from a field of high scoring, on form couple, dancers and past captains the Greenberrys (above) won with 44 Stableford points.
In second place were Tracey and Craig Helliwell with 40 points, and in third place on countback, also with 40 Stableford points, were Diane Higgins and Darren Hill.
- D Astin (Pro) and T Tighe (14) (Elland), R Booth (Pro) and C L’Estrange (12) (Crosland Heath)
- P Ledgard (15) and R Matthews (6) (Dewsbury), E Casper (10) and J Morris (20) (Outlane)
- C Livesey (18) and I Ainley (18) (Outlane) - M Turner (10) and M Myer (12) (Dewsbury), P Pitchforth (14) and T Hirst (15) (Bradley Hall)
- D Thompson (Pro) and P Heywood (8) (Marsden), C Holmes (8) and R Johnstone (14) (Meltham)
- I Pearson (19) and TBA (Dewsbury), A Baier (14) and N Paxman (9) (Meltham)
- B Thompson (10) and J Walsh (21) (Crosland Heath/ Meltham), D Mitcheson (15) and P Kinghorn (21) (Bradley Park)
- A McMahon (7) and R Towler (8) (Dewsbury), P Higson (5) and A Gardiner (7) (Ogden)
- R Wimpenny (12) and S Whitham (14) (Crosland Heath), N Leader (10) and R Whiteley (7) (Meltham)
- D Hartley (1) and A Johnson (3) (Dewsbury), S Beeby (5) and J Lawton (4) (Outlane)
- D Harrison (13) and K Harrop (8) (Bradley Park), J Ward (Pro) and F Barron (3) (Dewsbury)
- D Knapton (14) and P Reynolds (14) (Outlane), B Barrett (11) and D Hallas (8) (Meltham)
- NP Hirst (Pro) and A Nicholson (11) (Dewsbury), N Hirst (12) and P O’Flynn (13) (Outlane)
- S Race (Pro) and T Johnson (12) (Meltham), R Lambert (Pro) and E Pearson (18) (Crosland Heath)
- J Smith (13) and A Mellor (13) (Outlane/Longley Park), R Berry (12) and J Garlick (7) (Meltham)
- A Wallis (7) and S Hitchenor (8) (Crosland Heath), M Maude (5) and G McMahon (5) (Meltham)
- R Ingham (13) and S Hobson (9) (Crow Nest Park), G Eastwood (11) and I Cooper (8) (Ind Woodsome)
- P Reid (6) and S Joyce (10) (Ind Woodsome), N Muffitt (15) and C Atkinson (13) (Crow Nest Park) - M Dempsey (12) and P Newey (15) (Ind Huddersfield) - A Crum (scr) and M Hampson (8) (Dewsbury), A Mansaf (15) and TBA (Bradley Park)