Cham­pi­onship place for Mel­lor

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

CALDY Golf Club com­bined an ex­cel­lent course with a rich cock­tail of April weather com­pris­ing sun­shine, cold winds, snow, rain and hail as it hosted the 2016 Cheshire Ladies Cham­pi­onships over three days which pro­duced some ex­cel­lent golf.

The open­ing day fea­tured a 36-hole stroke­play to de­cide the last 16 play­ers for the match­play KO rounds and it was led in by Jeanne Bell (Royal Liver­pool) with a two-round to­tal of 153 to win the Doris Brown Tro­phy.

In the main com­pe­ti­tion for the Cham­pi­onship Tro­phy the last four were Bell, who lost 4/2 to Heswall’s Lucy Jamieson and Prest­bury’s se­nior ladies star Gill Mel­lor who beat Laura Jones 4/2.

The fi­nal was a close af­fair with Lucy al­ways hav­ing a slight edge and she her tal­ent go­ing on to win by 2/1.

It was a day to re­mem­ber for Lucy, one of the county’s top ju­niors, as next day she was able to cel­e­brate her 16th birth­day in style and it is be­lieved that she is the youngest-ever win­ner of the Cham­pi­onship Tro­phy which she re­ceived from Cheshire Lady Cap­tain Paula Latham (Royal Liver­pool GC).

Gill Mel­lor was also de­lighted to win the Gla­dys Do­bell Cup as the cham­pi­onship run­ner-up and book her place in the county team to play in the North­ern County Cham­pi­onships

Back at Prest­bury their ladies played a BB Stable­ford Ping qual­i­fier and it was led in by Maura De­lany and Lynne Cam- eron with 40 points, one more than Sheila Bowie and Carol Hulme.

They also played a sin­gles medal for the Pier­point Me­mo­rial and in a tight fin­ish Josephine Har­ri­son won a cpo on 74 from Jil­lian Mor­ris and hot on their heels with 75 were Mar­garet Si­mons, Penny Smith, Jae Bow­ers and Elaine Fawkes.

Prest­bury ju­niors were also in medal ac­tion with Josh Turnock on top with 70 from Hadley Jor­dan 71.

Prest­bury’s men played for the Harry Pier­point Me­mo­rial Tro­phy and Matthew De­lany led in with 69, one less than An­thony Green­smith and Adam Cock­er­ill.

A sin­gles Stable­ford for Mac­cles­field’s men was won by Tom Holling­worth with 41 points from John Sherwood 40 and Stu­art Gatward 39.

Alder­ley Edge’s men were in medal mode and David Snell was out on his own in di­vi­sion one with 62, six shots clear of Tom Troup.

It was much tighter in di­vi­sion two as Ben Gaunt won a cpo on 65 from Peter Wood.

Edge’s ladies were in Par ac­tion with Jean Walker lead­ing in with +2 from Bar­bara Moss -3.

A Wed­nes­day Stable­ford at Styal was led in by ju­nior star Will Dodds with 39 points, four more than Ja­cob Oak­ley, John McBryer and Simon Tracey.

Styal se­niors played a sin­gles Stable­ford which was won by Steve Wild with 40 points, two more than Harry Wilks and David Bate.

The first Styal ladies medal of the new sea­son had Claire Whitney show­ing her class as the four hand­i­cap­per posted a nett 71 to lead Sue Grange by three shots.

A Golden medal at Shrigley Hall had a clear win­ner in Daniel Hen­shaw with his nett 65 tak­ing six clear of Graeme Nimmo.

It was much closer in the Thurs­day Stable­ford at Shrigley with Alan Smith win­ning a cpo on 37 points from Martin Firth, Peter Duffy and Richard Bur­row.

A Five Club Chal­lenge at Mot­tram Hall had Wil­liam Mur­phy show­ing his adapt­able skills with a great haul of 40 points tak­ing him four clear of Mark Green.

●● Gill Mel­lor with the Gla­dys Do­bell Cup

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