SUCCESS was enoyed by Harborough and Lutterworth area youngsters when the Leicestershire county girls’ championship was decided at Beedles Lake GC.
Imogen Huxley claimed the title after her 75-76 rounds for a 151 total, with Beth Varnham-Fisher (81-78-159) a shot back in second. Ellie York became the net champion with her 86-16-70 return, with Grace Smith (107-36-71) runner-up.
There were also age group champions. Beth Johnson took the scratch prize in the under-15s with her 86 round, and Evie Crane (105-24-81) was the net winner. Under-13 champion was Olivia Barrs in the scratch section with 102, while Sophie Jefferson (Glen Gorse), on 126-36-90, was the handicap winner.
Bethany Swain (Ullesthorpe Court) scored 20 points to finish runner-up in the nine-hole Stableford, in which Esme Bliss (23pts) was the winner. Abigail Wilkin (Kilworth Springs), on 16pts, took the award for the best under-10 player.
Helen Buckingham (Forest Hill), the county junior organiser, arranged the tournament and awards were presented by Maggie Parker (The Leicestershire), the county women’s association president.
KIBWORTH GC members competed in the Jolly Fisherman Stableford tournament.
Graham Spowage (12), with 40pts, was the overall winner when Jon Handyside, with his 1-under-par-70 round, took the scratch prize.
There were also four divisional awards. Rob Austin (5), also with 40pts, topped division one from Sam Woodall (7), 39pts, second, with Mark Henderson (9), 38pts, third.
Martin Austick (12) won division two, also with a 40pts haul, from two tied on 38 – Roderick Montgomerie (14) was second and Dave Anderson (15) third.
Tony Macdonald (17), 39pts, headed division three from Steve Bowyer (18), 37pts and Alan Edwards (16), 36pts, while Blair Grubb (21) won division four on local rule from Geoff Upton (25) after they had tied on 39pts. David Campbell (28), 37pts, was third.
Jamie Watson (10), with 37pts, was the best junior on the day.
CHRIS O’Neill notched 37pts to win Kibworth GC’s Corral Cup after a tie with Brenda Andrews, runner-up. The Tennis Cup was won by Isabel Coughlan with her 96-29-67 return.
The club men’s Captains prizes have been won by Yvonne Thompson for her 83 round, and in the silver division Suzanne Clampin (88-15-73) on local rule from Chris O’Neill (20). Cheryl McCann was first bronze winner, with Wendy Blount second.
COLD Ashby GC head professional Shane Rose had a high leaderboard finish in a PGA Midland pro/am tournament at Copt Heath GC. He shot level par 71 for a share of fourth place with a birdie at the 17th, and only one dropped shot. It was a testing day – only three of the pros beat par.
In a similar regional pro/am at Shirley, Rose led the winning team with their 128 total, 2 clear of the field.
CAPTAIN’S Day has been played at Lutterworth GC where overall winner of the Stableford was Kevin Green (13) with 40pts.
There was a tie on 37pts, which saw David Jardine (18) runner-up and Stephen Ford (6) third.
Andy Pope (8) was fourth after a tie on 36pts with two more competitors. Dan Wheeler (20) was fifth and Tony Wills (10) sixth. Scratch prize winner was Peter Brough with a round of 75.
Wendy Boneham (27) was the women’s winner with 34pts and Will Watkins (22) took the juniors prize with his 27pts total.
Other awards included several nearest the pins. John Candlish was nearest in 2 at the 1st, Ford nearest in 2 at the 18th, Andy Cull nearest at the 4th, Green nearest at the 9th, Nigel Pearce at the 12th, and Bridget Jenkins at the 15th hole.
Ford also won the longest drive – at the 7th hole – and the chipping competition was won by Chris Sime.
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