Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YOGAZ to 80360 or send an email»
Joel Preston heads ace Open trio from Malton Gplf Club
2:58pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
MALTON & Norton Golf Club enjoyed a significant impact in the battle for the York Open Championship.
The club had no fewer than three players in the top 20 finishers of the York Union of Golf Clubs’ tournament – one of the leading two championships in the Union’s calendar.
Leading the Malton & Norton contingent in the tournament contested by professionals and amateurs was Joel Preston. He finished in a two-way tie for eighth place, posting rounds of 76 and 72 for a four-over-par 148 total.
Richard Brown was next to represent the Welham Park club as one of three players locked on 150. His six-over total comprised rounds of 72 and 78, while club-mate David Hague finished joint 16th on 153. His 74 in the morning round was followed by a 79 in the afternoon.Kirkbymoorside GC’s top player was Tom Fairweather, who also carded 153 with rounds of 75 and 78.
The title was captured by Forest Park GC head professional Mark Winterburn, who won his second Open title 21 years after first lifting the crown as a teenager.
He won by one shot with rounds of 71 and 68 for a five-under-par 139. He and runner-up, Julian Taylor of Fulford, were the only players in the field to finish under par.
Meanwhile, Iain Mackenzie hosted his Rabbit Captain’s Day at Malton & Norton GC and Lee Bellion had a good time, winning both division one and the nearest the pin competition.
The rabbits team continued their summer league campaign at Catterick, coming third overall on the day with Kevin Young shooting a very good 39 points.
Gwen Lownsborough and David Ridley won the mixed greensomes competition with a very commendable 64 nett.
There was ace joy at the Welham Road course, as J Shackleton managed to get his first-ever hole-in-one at the par-three 20th hole.
• KIRKBYMOORSIDE GC player Stuart Pepper has won a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his club.
The 51-year-old fired his ace on the 166-yard, par-three sixth at Kirbymoorside, with the nine-handicapper rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club.
The German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded in a club competition between April 15 and October 31 this year. The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo – a web-based social network for golfers.
Comments are closed on this article.