Styal trio cap­ture Chal­lenge crown

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - GOLF GE­OFF GAR­NETT

STYAL’S team of Char­lie Hay­ton 40, Dan Beck 34 and Sam McLeod 34 racked up 108 points to claim the top team ti­tle at the Joanne Mor­ley Ju­nior Chal­lenge.

They fin­ished one clear of Sale’s Will Hob­son 38, Adam Carr 35 and El­lis Court­nell 34.

Sale Golf Club has proudly hosted the com­pe­ti­tion for more than 20 years, an event that has seen many of the play­ers who have taken part go on to high lev­els of suc­cess in the am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional games.

Joanne be­gan her golf at Sale and went on to a stel­lar ca­reer win­ning nu­mer­ous cham­pi­onships at in­ter­na­tional level in­clud­ing the Cur­tis Cup and then en­joyed great suc­cess in the pro­fes­sional game play­ing for ten years on the LPGA as well as the LET, be­ing a mem­ber of the win­ning Sol­heim Cup team and she was also Vice Cap­tain of the Sol­heim Cup for four years that in­cluded a mem­o­rable win for Europe over the USA in Ire­land.

Joanne has never for­got­ten her golf­ing roots and has been a staunch sup­porter of the Joanne Mor­ley Ju­nior Chal­lenge, link­ing with WGTB Golf Com­pe­ti­tions, as well as ju­nior golfers in the re­gion.

Sale Golf Club did her proud by pro­vid­ing a course in su­perb con­di­tion with the pins in chal­leng­ing po­si­tions on the green for over 40 en­trants, boys and girls un­der 16 years at the start of 2018, from across the re­gion.

They also gave great sup­port in the wel­com­ing club­house and the Cap- tain David Carlile and Lady Cap­tain Chris­tine John­son and sev­eral other top club per­son­nel were on hand all days giv­ing sup­port to the or­gan­is­ers and the play­ers.

On the course the de­fend­ing cham­pion Adam Carr (Sale) led out the play­ers and set an early pace with a solid round of 35 points which was over­taken by Ella Maxwell (Knutsford) with 36 points.

Also post­ing 35 points were Oliver John­son (De­lamere For­est) and Daniel My­ers (Red­dish Vale) Fred­die Fairhurst (Lymm)and Henry Bro­gan (De­lamere For­est).

Just a point be­hind were Cole Self (Ring­way), Sam McLeod (Styal), Nathan Ren­horn (Vi­cars Cross), El­lis Court­nell (Sale), Dan Beck (Sale), be­fore a late flurry saw the leader­board change.

In with 38 points were Aaron Lavelle (Ring­way) and Will Hob­son (Sale) but the even­tual win­ner with a fine haul of points was Styal 11-hand­i­cap­per Char­lie Hay­ton to be­come the proud win­ner of the Joanne Mor­ley Chal­lenge Tro­phy and Will Hob­son was top boy.

Ella Maxwell was the top girl ahead of So­phie Mullarkey (Lymm) 33 and Imo­gen Mars­land (Lymm) 32.

Henry Bro­gan had the best gross score of 73 that in­cluded an ea­gle two on the sev­enth hole and also claim­ing balls for Twos were Jack Muir (Styal) and Will Lord (Ring­way)

Near­est the pin prizes went to Jack Mal­pass (Crewe) and So­phie Mullarkey.

All of the play­ers, their or­gan­iser and sup­port­ers de­serve great credit for the ex­em­plary con­duct on and off the course and also their ex­cel­lent speed of play to make this a mem­o­rable day for them.

A Satur­day Stable­ford at Styal had divi­sion one led in by David Mur­ray with 38 points, three more than the con­sis­tent Harry Reid and David Camp­bell.

In divi­sion two David Of­fland was the main man with 35 points one more than John Sur­tees

A Mixed Turkey Trot at Styal had E Rae and Harry Reid stock­ing up their fes­tive larder as they were first past the post with 43 points ahead of Helen Billing­ton and Jeff Chad­wick 40 and Mel and P Hill 38.

The lat­est round of the Se­niors Win­ter League at Styal was a close af­fair with Alan Car­roll win­ning a cpo on 38 points from Roger McCabe.

Two points off the pace were Alan Townsend, Colin Fel­lowes. Ted Mars- den and Den­nis Brown.

Avro’s men played a sin­gles Stable­ford for the Cap­tain’s Char­ity and Derek Bell was in a league of his own with 38 points from Michael Thorn­ber, Chris Robin­son and Ian Hall­worth, all 40.

Roy Whal­ley was also a clear win­ner in a sin­gles Stable­ford at Avro with 36 points, five more than Ian Hall­worth and Michael Thorn­ber.

A 9-hole Stable­ford at Alder­ley Edge had divi­sion one led in by club leg­end Bill Fisher with 22 points and Derek Shen­ton topped divi­sion two with 18.

Mac­cles­field ladies played their first win­ter com­pe­ti­tion – a Stable­ford over 11 holes and it was won by a new player.

Heidi Wor­thing­ton posted 20 points to lead in from Mar­lene Con­nor 19 and Kay Atkin and Ge­orgina Whal­ley, both 18.

The win­ning Styal team of Char­lie Hay­ton, Dan Beck and Sam McLeod among the win­ners at the Joanne Mor­ley Ju­nior Chal­lenge

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