Styal trio con­tinue club’s fine her­itage

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

STYAL Golf Club are jus­ti­fi­ably proud of their de­vel­op­ment of ju­nior golf over the years pro­duc­ing stars such as David Horsey and Char­lotte Leathem.

Their latest crop of ju­niors did the club proud by win­ning the Cheshire Ju­nior team cham­pi­onships in a thrilling com­pe­ti­tion at a chal­leng­ing Ch­ester GC course against 26 other county clubs.

In the teams of three play­ers the top two Sta­ble­ford scores are added to­gether and Styal found them­selves locked on 75 points with near neigh­bours Davenport GC who had the top in­di­vid­ual scorer of the day in Jared Mer­ry­gold with 40 points backed by Liam Camp­bell with 35.

Styal’s top scorer was Wil­liam Dodds with 38 points closely fol­lowed by Will Lu­cas 37.

To break the dead­lock it went to the third player in the team and Cheshire ju­nior reg­u­lar Ja­cob Oak­ley posted 36 points to fin­ish well clear of Davenport’s St­ef­fan Sul­li­van 31.

It also needed a cpo to de­cide the third place as lo­cal ri­vals Bra­mall Park and Bra­mall were locked on 73 points with Park get­ting the nod.

Bramhall had am­ple con­so­la­tion as they won the Bob Me­ston Salver for the best gross score.

Reign­ing cham­pi­ons Prest­bury were third with 71 fol­lowed by Dis­ley and Mel­lor and Town­scliffe both 71.

Styal will now rep­re­sent Cheshire in the English Ju­nior Team fi­nals in Au­gust at Frif­ford Heath, which is part of Eng­land Golf’s ‘Golf Week’.

Back at Styal their men played round two of the club cham­pi­onship with David Mur­ray on top with 69 from Brian Ap­pleby, Sam How­ell and Dennis Ch­ester all 71.

The over­all win­ner was Ja­cob Oak­ley with 139 ahead of H Peck 142.

Ja­cob then kept up his hot form by win­ning a Sun­day Sta­ble­ford with 38 points, two more than David Graham.

Mac­cles­field ladies played for the Macmil­lan Sil­ver Spoon and on top with a fine haul of 41 points was Aly­cia Sut­ton from Judy Mut­ter 38.

Macc ladies B team cruised to a 6-1 win over Withing­ton in the East Cheshire league but the Mail on Sun­day team lost on the 20th ex­tra hole in their fifth round match.

The ladies open at Macc saw the home team of An­drea Cheetham, Mar­lene Con­nor and Aly­cia Sut­ton post 76 points to fin­ish two clear of the Tyther­ing­ton trio of S Bury, A Jones and E Si­dor­czuk.

The June medal at Mottram Hall was won by Damian Wat­son with 73, one less than Martin Rout­ley.

Davenport’s men played a sum­mer medal and lead­ing in the di­vi­sions were Bradley Cooke 67, An­thony Miles 65 and Iain Faulkner af­ter a cpo on 71 with Neil Cartwright and Peter Green.

Davenport ladies played for the Sheila Hill Sta­ble­ford with Janet Lee tak­ing di­vi­sion one with 32 points.

The other di­vi­sional hotshots were Eve­line Stret­ton 34 and Jane Bam­ford 37.

The monthly medal at Shrigley Hall had Charles green on top of di­vi­sion one with 71 from Bob Fran­cis 72 and in di­vi­sion two Jez Han­cock went click­ety click to fin­ish a mas­sive ten shots clear of Ray Had­dock.

Stock­port Golf Club were great hosts for the first Cheshire Life Mem­bers’ Meet­ing at­tract­ing a full field to this splen­did venue.

There were some ter­rific scores posted on a pleas­ant day of weather led by Crewe Golf Club’s dy­namic duo of Michael O’Brien and Sid Black­burn with 43 points.

It left them two points clear of Tyther­ing­ton’s Richard Moss amd Mar­tyn Harris who won a cpo from Steve Cor­co­ran and Mike Cliff from Brom­bor­ough with Bid­ston’s Stephen Jones and John Smith com­plet­ing the top five places with 41 points.

Another full field is ex­pected for the sec­ond meet­ing in July at Wilm­slow GC and de­tails of how to en­ter this and the third meet­ing at Por­tal Premier in Au­gust as well as how to be­come a county life mem­ber can be found on the Cheshire web­site www.chesh- ire­golf.org.uk

The Manch­ester and Dis­trict Al­liance’s In­ter Club Knock Outs for the Se­niors and Ju­niors have reached the next round.

The hopes of our lo­cal se­niors reach­ing fi­nals day now rest with Mac­cles­field who earned a tough trip to Manch­ester af­ter beat­ing Birch­wood and Styal who took out Alsager to win a visit to Chea­dle.

But there is still plenty play for by lo­cal ju­niors with Stam­ford and Denton be­ing the win­ners of the Wil­liams BMW Ju­nior Team KO in the past two sea­sons.

In round two Styal visit Alsager, Mac­cles­field host Ash­ton-un­der-Lyne and Davenport are at home to Crewe.

●● Styal team (left to right) Wil­liam Dodds, Will Lu­cas, Ja­cob Oak­ley

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