Jane continues fine season with victory in 36-hole competition

Jane McGregor is pictured, far right, with fellow competitors at Nelson Golf Club
Jane McGregor is pictured, far right, with fellow competitors at Nelson Golf Club

Jane McGregor continued her fine season as she won the gross prize as Nelson Golf Club hosted the Margaret West Salver 36-hole scratch and Alison Short 36-hole nett trophy.

Jane, as befits her handicap advantage, won with rounds of 83 and 82.

Jane previously won the Foundation Brooch and medal in the weekly competition with a round of 75-8-67.

Meanwhile, Marsden Park hosted the third Medal competition. John Hurst’s best gross 72 also won the 0-11 category, with Stuart Mulligan second (80-12-68), edging out Mark Eastwood’s 74-6-68 on a card play-off.

In the 12-17 category, Gary Tongue’s 79-13-66 gave him first place, with Neil Standage (84-17-67) one shot behind Craig Proctor (81-13-68).

Another card play-off decided the 18-28 category, with John Dewhurst taking first place with his score of 90-22-68, from Richard Morrison (89-21-68), with John Aspinall’s 90-21-69 in third place.

The Ladies competition was won by Eva Pinder with a score of 89-21-68, two shots ahead of Janet Kelly’s score of 89-19-70. The juniors’ was won by Ayrton Morrison with his personal best score of 111-46-65.

At Colne on Saturday, the first round of the Harry Preston Trophy was played - with the concluding round to be played tomorrow.

The leader is Guy Bretherton (68-3-65), from Tom Stephenson (85-20-65) and captain Stephen Barnes (83-17-66).

On Sunday, Tony Ingram’s rearranged President’s Day, won by Ian Robinson’s 74-9-65.

Second was Ian Oliver (78-12-66), with Phil Halstead (84-18-66) third.

The gross prize went to Matt Birt, Alan Cocker won the longest drive , nearest the pin on the 7th was Harry Bolton, and nearest the pin in two on the 18th was Keith Ronson.

The EWGA Medal and Frances Smith Qualifier was won by Tina Fishwick (97-22-75) from Irene Lonsdale (97-21-76) and Linda Ryder (102-25-77). Tina will now go forward and represent Colne at Childwall on August 29th.