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Juniors shine at Ringway
2:13pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in Sport
THERE was some excellent golf, showing the depth of junior talent in the region, as Ringway Golf staged their inaugural Junior Open.
Ringway pro Nick Ryan said: “The event was for boys and girls and was organised to perpetuate the memory of Fred Heap a former president of the Manchester and District Junior Golf Society who did so much to encourage junior golf in the 1950s and 60s but the society ceased operation in 2002.
“On offer were the Fred Heap Scratch Salver for the best gross score and the Fred Heap Memorial Trophy for the best nett score.”
The competition was also a qualifier for the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship and there was also a new trophy – the Tom Harrison Salver for the best girl’s score.
Nick added: “Tom is a Ringway member who has been an active supporter of junior golf at Ringway for many years.
“Tom was on hand with Lady Captain Gilwyn Gibson to present the new trophy to Fame Grayson of Styal with a nett 84 and also present was Donald McDonald who also did great work with the Manchester Junior Golf Society for many years”
The Fred Heap Salver was won by Ringway’s Chris Dodd with his 75 seeing him home from Jack Cornes (Mere) 76 and Sandiway’s Ben Richards 77.
The Fred Heap Memorial Trophy was won with a remarkable round of 82-22-60 by 10-year-old Edward Reed from Royal Birkdale who finished well clear of the field.”
Sale ladies played for the President’s Prize and it was won by Christine Johnson with her nett 70 seeing her home by a shot from Hilary Tarleton and Jane Ashcroft with the 9-hole Stableford seeing Margaret Clarke first past the post.
Sale’s men enjoyed a midweek Stableford and Michael Smith was in firm control with 44 points seeing him clear of Paul Lilley 41 and Anthony Anderson 40.
Davyhulme Park’s men were in action for the George Macpherson Trophy and the winner was division two hot shot Bob Jones with a scorching 62.
The other divisional winners were Mark Wardle 64 and Andy Howat 65.
Medal action for Flixton’s men saw K Hamilton lead in with 64 hotly pursued by M Peberdy and R Barlow, both 65, Ashton-on-Mersey’s Midweek Stableford produced some high scores led in by Oliver Bowden with 44 points, one more than Simon Lewis and Alan Booth.
The pro’s medal at Mersey had junior Dan Leigh on top with a stunning 61, two less than Malcolm Aldred and Tom Chambers.
P Abbott is the man in form at Dunham Forest as he won for the second successive week posting 40 points in a singles Stableford to finish one clear of N Dhand.
There was a close finish for Forest’s ladies in a singles Stableford with Vivienne Alexander winning a cpo on 35 points from Marinella Margolis and Linda Sandle.
The new Manchester Alliance season begins its full winter programme in September and all members of affiliated clubs, which are all in our area, can check out the schedule and entry details on the website www.mdga.org.uk It’s getting down to the last lap of the Manchester Alliance’s Inter Club Knock outs, which are the biggest of their kind in the country with over 100 clubs involved from the outset including all of our local clubs and some are still in the frame to make the last four.
The Manchester Alliance Inter Club KO quarter-finals draw -Dunham Forest Trophy: Manchester v Bramhall; Romiley v Disley; Brookdale v Hazel Grove; Tytherington v Leigh.
City Glass Men’s Foursomes: Denton v Wychwood Park; Northenden v Stand; Whitefield v Shaw Hill; North Manchester v Chapel en le Frith.
Archie Preston Mixed Foursomes: Turton v Leyland; Ringway v Pleasington; Blackburn v Blackley: Ashton-under-Lyne v Ellesmere.
Williams BMW Junior Challenge Trophy: Rochdale v Stamford; Chorley v Warrington; Manchester v Ringway; Bramhall v Chapel en le Frith.