A tough job keeping up with the Joneses
Fleetwood (pictured) said: “It (Carnoustie course record) sounds good, doesn’t it? You don’t really think too much about it whilst you’re playing, and to hole that one on the last for a course record, all in all, it was a good day’s work, wasn’t it!
“Any time you have a course record, especially on a golf course like this, it’s brilliant to have. I’m very proud at the moment.
“When I turned up this week, I hadn’t been practising whilst I was at home, so I had a week where I didn’t do anything and that week feels like a year when you’re in the middle of it.
“I was pleasantly surprised when I come on the range on Tuesday. I hit it alright but yesterday, I played okay, but I really enjoyed being back in competition where every shot counts.
“With such big events coming up, I don’t think anything will be over with the Race to Dubai until it’s finally done. But if I can keep making that cushion a little bit bigger, then it will feel a lot nicer.”
TEN Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton runners competed in the Ormskirk 10K race, with two of them claiming podium finishes.
Seventeen year old Dan Jones was a comfortable winner of the men’s race in a time 34.15, with younger brother, Adam, finishing 6th (37.25).
He was followed home by Andy Foster in 8th place (38.14), Mike Gall 10th (38.42), Michael Anderson 13th (39.50), Danny Gilbody 19th (40.34), Steve Lennon 25th (41.47), while Sam Carr 31st (43.04) just managed to hold off veteran Mark Hudson who finished 32nd (43.06).
Victoria Gilbody was the club’s sole female competitor in the race and she manged to finish 27th overall but second lady
At the National Road Relays, the club’s under 17 men’s team competed at Sutton Park in Birmingham. Seventy seven teams started the race with each competitor having to complete a 3.86K lap of the park.
First off was Ross Harrison whose time of 13.04 brought the team home in 44th place.
Next up was Tom Dickinson but he couldn’t improve the situation, dropping one place to finish 45th (13.36).
However, the best was saved for leg 3 with Adam Jones (12.46) having a great run and making up 15 places to bring the club home in 30th place and second Lancashire team.