Andy takes prize at cap­tain’s event

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

PREST­BURY cap­tain Graham Keys hosted his day with 183 play­ers com­pet­ing for his top prize and more than 200 mem­bers joined in the tra­di­tional cel­e­bra­tions af­ter the golf.

The course was in mag­nif­i­cent con­di­tion and the cap­tain launched the day with the ‘First Drive’ watched by new course man­ager Mark Cross­ley and his team.

The com­pe­ti­tion pro­duced a wor­thy win­ner in Andy Green­halgh with a gross 67, nett 65, which re­duced his hand­i­cap to one – much to his de­light – and left him two clear of Don­ald Camp­bell and Steve Cheetham.

A Par com­pe­ti­tion for Prest­bury ladies saw Deb- bie Baker win Di­vi­sion One with +1 and in Di­vi­sion Two Mar­garet Si­mons won a cpo on +1 from Gill Usher.

There was also a big com­pe­ti­tion at Mac­cles­field GC with its club cham­pi­onship played over two days and it was an emo­tional day for Mark Stevens, who has been a mem­ber at the club for 36 years with­out win­ning a ‘ma­jor’ com­pe­ti­tion.

He posted a nett score of 135 with a sec­ond round of 67 and gave a very mov­ing ac­cep­tance speech at the pre­sen­ta­tion.

The club cham­pion with the best gross score of 141 was Josh Crum­plin, who re­cently showed his tal­ents with some good wins in the Cheshire match­play cham­pi­onships at War­ring­ton.

Macc ladies were in sin­gles Sta­ble­ford mode with Mar­jorie Mottershead first past the post with 37 points, one more than Pa­tri­cia Bur­rows and Joyce Ri­ley.

The Macc ladies B team also posted a use­ful East Cheshire League win, beat­ing Withing­ton 4-3 in a close con­test.

The Pro­fes­sional’s Cup at Styal was won in con­vinc­ing style by Chris Robins who posted 65 to fin­ish ahead of Sam How­ell, 67, and Harry Reid and Daniel Lynch, both 68.

Joshua Ed­wards was also well in con­trol of a Sun­day Sta­ble­ford at Styal with 37 points tak­ing him four clear of David Massey.

A Thurs­day Sta­ble­ford for Styal ladies was won by Mel Hill with 38 points from Hi­lary Boyce, 37, and Sue Grange, 36.

In a Thurs­day Sta­ble­ford at Shrigley Hall Charles Green led in with 39 points, one more than Ge­orge Wright.

Then on Shrigley Cap­tain’s Day the top man Phil McCumesky cruised to vic­tory with a neat 67 from Daniel Hen­shaw 71 and Chrale Green and Brian Hop­kins, both 72.

Alder­ley Edge ladies played a Sta­ble­ford sup­port­ing the Golf Foun­da­tion with Sue Ken­drick first past the post with 37 points fol­lowed by Mau­reen Monk, 36, and Julie Rick­etts, 35.

It’s now down to crunch time in the MDLGA’s Bell Cup which had an en­try of nearly 90 clubs this sea­son and the early rounds pro­duced plenty of shock re­sults for the fan­cied clubs.

Round two has been com­pleted and now it is a bat­tle for a place in the last eight with Prest­bury fly­ing the flag for our lo­cal teams.

They beat Lymm 4/3 to book a place in the last 16 where they will play Ring­way as both teams look to make fi­nals day at Rochdale in Septem­ber.

Ge­off Gar­nett

●● Prest­bury cap­tain Graham Keys takes the ‘First Drive’ watched by the greens staff

Ge­off Gar­nett

●● Mark Stevens with Mac­cles­field cap­tain Garry Tom­lin­son

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