Nathan is youngest winner

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NATHAN Lingard shot two magnificent rounds of golf over the weekend to become the youngest ever Club Champion at Marsden Park.

Nathan who is just 19 years of age and plays off a handicap of three, scored 72 on the Saturday and 67 on Sunday for a total of 139, narrowly beating former champion Adam Fothergill by one stroke.

Adam, who himself is only 24, carded a superb 67 on Saturday, followed by a 73 on Sunday for a total of 140.

Defending champion Danny Murphy put up a brave defence, coming third with rounds of 72 and 70 for a total of 142.

Keeping up the theme of the younger members taking the honours, the junior captain Sam Balderstone, who is 15, was fourth in the club championship with rounds of 75 and 73 for a total of 148.

Saturday’s main competition, as well as being the qualifier for the Club Championship, was the Carradice Cup, and it was won by Martin Boulton with 84-20-64.

David Walton (73-9-64) was second with Adam Fothergill third on 67-3-64.

Adam also had the best gross of the day.

Gordon Whinkup came fourth with 79-14-65 from Barry McWhinney (82-17-65) in fifth and Stuart Buckley (70-5-65) sixth.

The ladies contested the Cloxton Cup and the winner was Carol Robinson with a score of 103-35-68, followed in second by Julie Alderson (99-26-73) and third was Margaret Frankland who scored 92-19-73.

Newcomer Matthew Heap took the Junior Cloxton Cup, scoring 104-40-64 in his first-ever competition.