Loughborough Echo

Foursomes event finally staged at the fourth attempt


THE JOHN Cheatle Foursomes tournament was played at Rothley Park GC for the first time in four attempts. It was cancelled twice in 2019 due to the weather and again last year because of coronaviru­s lockdowns.

The event was launched in 1976 in celebratio­n of the late John Cheatle, a former president of England Golf and a long-time member of Rothley Park GC.

For the first time ever this year a Scraptoft pair, Sam Sehmi and Jason Farrell, won the net salvers with their 68 net return.

The gross winners were teenage county boys’ golfers Charlie Box (Beedles Lake) and Frazer Jones (Kirby Muxloe) with their 72 card, after a tie, resolved on countback with Coby Cartwright, a county men’s golfer, and Henry Walkinshaw (both Cosby).

Mick Peel and Muktar Singh (Humberston­e Heights) finished second in the net salvers with their 69 rounds, after a tie with host club golfers Carl and Corey Lovell. Dinesh Kotak and Roshan Sood, also from the home club, were on 70 in fourth spot.

Third place in the gross awards went to another Cosby pairing, Matthew Bolton and Liam Plant, with their 73 card.

There were three pairs on 74 – Ethan Bell and Will Plant (both Cosby), Tom Roberts and former county captain Oliver Willson (both Rothley Park) and Andy Bradshaw and Andy Mee (both Lingdale). They were fourth, fifth and sixth respective­ly on countback.

Kevin Whitfield-Green, the county golf union director of tournament­s, said: “We were very pleased to get this tournament back on track after the disappoint­ments of the last two years.

“There was an enthusiast­ic entry and some competitiv­e golf was played. It was good to see some of the younger golfers in the county supporting this special event.”

County president Phil Askew, a home club member, presented all the awards and congratula­ted the winners on the day.

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