Black­burn edges Styal Sum­mer Sta­ble­ford

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

A JU­NIOR Sum­mer Sta­ble­ford at Styal was won by Joe Black­burn af­ter a cpo on 39 points with Max Ni­chol­son, one more than Jack McLeod.

Styal Se­niors were in a tight com­pe­ti­tion in a sin­gles Sta­ble­ford with Mel Ma­son win­ning a cpo on 40 points from Neil Ap­pleby and Paul Law­day with Clive Se­nior a point off the pace.

A Wed­nes­day Sta­ble­ford at Styal had Mark Mynes lead­ing in with 36 points, one more than Si­mon Tracey.

Styal ladies were also in Sta­ble­ford ac­tion with Gayle Black­burn out on her own with 37 points from Enid Laverty and Hi­lary Boyce, both 32.

Mac­cles­field’s men played a ‘ma­jor’ medal for the Brock­le­hurst Cup and it was won by a proud Gavin Fin­low af­ter a cpo on 65 from Nick Jevons, one shot less than Mark Stevens and Paul Clowes with the best gross of 71 posted by Tom Holling­worth and Josh Crum­plin.

A Men’s Sta­ble­ford qual­i­fier at Macc saw Jonathan Hogg on fire with a mas­sive re­turn of 46 points tak­ing him well clear of David Blakey and Mike Oakes, both 41.

An EWGA medal for Macc ladieswas won by Judy Mut­ter with 74 from June Sum­ner 75 and Mar­garet Bray 76.

Medal ac­tion for Alder­ley Edge’s men had the di­vi­sions led in by Paul El­lis 67 and John New­sham af­ter a cpo on 67 with Tom McDer­mott.

There was a close fin­ish in a sin­gles Sta­ble­ford for the Edge ladies with three play­ers locked on 35 points with the count­back go­ing in favour of Celia Ber­ent from Julie Rick­etts and An­gela Atkin­son.

Shrigley Hall’s men played for the Cap­tain’s Put­ter and it was won by Steve Marsh af­ter a cpo on 68 with Richard Bur­row, one less than Joshua Ban­nis­ter.

Peter Duffy posted a fine haul of 41 points to win a Thurs­day Sta­ble­ford at Shrigley from Michael Lisle 39.

The Manch­ester and District Cap­tains en­joyed a course in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion and fine ser­vice in the club­house as they staged their ‘ma­jor’ Founders Day’ Tro­phy com­pe­ti­tion at Dids­bury Golf Club.

Over 80 play­ers took part in the com­pe­ti­tion led by Dids­bury Cap­tain Mike Ser­rage and Pres­i­dent Barry Wyn­ter, who part­nered the MDGC Cap­tain Tony Draper (Chorl­ton) and Pres­i­dent Colin Shad­bolt (Bra­mall Park) in their fi­nals day in of­fice and also in the field were Dids­bury ex-Cap­tains Fred Fin­ley, Sandy Jones and Colin Hart­ley.

There was a tight com­pe­ti­tion on the day that re­flected the qual­ity of the course with a cpo on 46 points be­ing won by Les Pen­son and Paul Salt (Hey­rose).

Ear­lier in the week the MDGC had en­ter­tained the Leicester and Rut­land Cap­tains at Chorl­ton and lost 6-4.

Northen­den Golf Club were proud and ex­cel­lent hosts both on and off the course for the 119th year of the Bal­four Cup, a sin­gles medal or­gan­ised by the Bal­four and Houldsworth Com­mit­tee.

The ex­cel­lent stan­dard of the course was en­joyed by all 113 play­ers rep­re­sent­ing 33 clubs from within a 25-mile ra­dius of Manch­ester Town Hall and was re­flected in the fine win­ning score of 75-5-69 posted by Michael Hud­son-Davies of Heaton Moor GC.

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