Reeves’ Nelson trophy victory

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SAM REEVES won the prestigious Nelson Trophy at Nelson Golf Club on Sunday.

He carded a two-round total of 142-8-134 to win by two shots from Simon Hodgkinson (142-6-136) who took second on the card from Curtis Clarkin (140-4-136).

Accrington’s Ian Hardman shot 137 to claim the gross prize, Towneley’s Anthony Hargreaves had the best morning score with 78-11-67 and home member Jason Whittaker’s nett 67 was good enough for the afternoon prize.

Clarkin and Reeves had teamed-up with Dave Clarkin and Niall Ormerod the previous day to win the Four Man team event with 112 points.

Gareth Jones, Marc Arnold, Craid Waddington and Luke Ormerod were second with 107, finishing four clear of the team of Terry Birtwistle, Mick Harrison, Andy Graham and Ben Ross.

The ladues played a medal competition on Thursday in terrible weather.

The winner was Sandra Driver (97-20-77) after a card play-off, courtesy of a better back nine of 38, from Jane McGregor (83-6-77, back nine 39).

Third was Frances Sparks (98-19-79).

In the Daily Mail Foursomes sixth round, Pamela Pickles and Lynne Grandfield played two ladies from Lansil GC at home, giving 10 shots.

In an extremely well-contested and sportingly-played match, the advantage swung to and fro.

Pam and Lynne were two up after six, three down after 12, all square by 17 and won on the final green as home advantage proved decisive.

The Colne Seniors’ Mixed Open last Wednesday was won by Harry Preston and Enid Duerden.

Second were John Collantine and Val Turpin, with Alan Yates and Anita Duncan third.

On Saturday, for Phil Vernon’s Captains Day, only a third of the field had started when the thunder and lightning forced the abandonment of play for the day.

The competition has now been resheduled for Sunday, August 28th.

On Sunday, the Captain’s Mixed Greensome was won by lady captain Anne Graham and husband John.

Second were Anita Duncan and Tony Ellis.

The every improving Tina Fishwick won the EWGA Medal at Colne and reduced her handicap by two shots with a score of 99-26-73 Tina started her first season with a handicap of 29 and is now playing off 24!. Second place went again to Eva Pinder who has been the runner up this season on four occasions with a score of 95-20-75. The consistent Val Turpin score of 101-24-77 took third place