County manager is delighted with his young stars

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Lutterworth’s Tony Harper, a past president of the County Golf Union and now the under-16 boys’ team manger,was delighted after his side’s success away to Warwickshire.

Leicestershire & Rutland won 9-6 when they held a 4-1 lead after the foursomes session and shared the singles 5-5.

The game was played at Hatchford Brook.

Alan and Cheryl McCann (Kibworth) were runners-up in the County’s Mixed Fourball Betterball tournament for the Jackson Trophies.

It was played for the first time since the 2013 season and held at Lingdale.

They had a total of 42 points to finish two behind the winners.

It could not be played in 2014 and 2015 because of lack of support but the new format proved popular. Previously it had been a foursomes event.

Centenary Trophies have been contested at Market Harborough.

Mark Hancock (12), with his low net 63 return, won the men’s when Sean Connolly (15, net 65) was runner-up.

Behind them was a three-way tie on net 67 between Russell Muggleton (14), David Palmer (20), Chad Tolley (13).

Hancock also won the scratch with his 75 card.

The ladies’ Centenary Trophy winner was Helen Perry after a tie on 77 with Jane Burley.

Ed Thirrouex’s net 72 won the men’s Seniors Centenary Trophy from Chris Sellwood (net 73) while Bob Sharples (net 72) led round three of the seniors Kirkham Trophy with Eric Graham a shot behind in second.

Matt Fisher shot a level-par 71 for the best gross score in a four-division Stableford at Kibworth.

Stephen Hebborn (9), with 39 points, led Division One, Matt Evans (12,) on 38, topped Division Two after a tie 
with Phil Hammond (12), Alan Cook (16) scored 39 to win Division Three and Harvey Fitzpatrick (21) clocked a fine 42 points to take Division Four.

Australian Spoons winners were Cheryl McGann and Julie Hunt, with lady captain Wendy Quilter winning the silver division of a medal, Suzanne Gee bronze A and Corral Sutherland bronze B division.

Lutterworth’s Lisl and Albert Croft Rose Bowls have been won by Liz and Ben Benoist with their net 72.5 return, clear of runners-up Liz Paris, John Sullivan on net 78.

Jack Hill won the Greenkeeper’s Revenge Stableford with 33 points after a tie with Jim Burberry in second with Jayne Neale third on 31.

Darren Fisher’s 45 points took him 13 clear of the field in winning the midweek Stableford.