Lancs lass Louisa helps England beat Swiss

LOUISA Brunt, from Ashton-under-Lyne, scored maximum points as England girls scored a convincing 7-2 win over Switzerland in their U16 international at Heswall.

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North professionals hoping for a break . . .

THE 2013 PGA Cup vice-captain will be among a number of professionals from PGA North teeing up for honours in the PGA Fourball Championship final.

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Sheppard’s quick off the mark

AN eagle helped Mark Sheppard to get off to a flying start in the PGA in Lancs pro-am at Knott End.




The Darland professional holed his approach shot to the par four first which helped him on his way to a one-under 68 in breezy conditions.

His card revealed a trio of birdies and four bogeys and he won by two strokes.

Swinton Park’s David Smith, fighting fit after recovering from a shoulder injury, and Houghwood’s Barry Taylor tied second on 70.

Meanwhile, Taylor moved to within 124 points of Mossock Hall’s David Shacklady in the Order of Merit.


LEADING SCORES 68  Mark Sheppard (Darland); 70 David Smith (Swinton Park), Barry Taylor (Houghwood); 71 Kieron Gaskell (Kirkby Lonsdale), Mark Bradley (Chorley), Ryan O’Neill (Penwortham).






Cheshire star Bronte’s Japan date

BRONTE Law, Gabriella Cowley and Hayley Davis will represent England Golf in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo trophy at Karuizawa Golf Club, Japan, from September 3-6.

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Wind cheater McFerran

LANCASHIRE player Paul McFerran called the shots in the Revidge Cannon at Blackburn where he was the only player to match level par on a wind-swept day.

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Free for all at Peover!

PEOVER golf club is making it free and easy to get into the game.

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Doherty extends lead over Young

CIARAN Doherty put more space between himself and his nearest rival Mark Young in the race for the Cleveland Srixon Northern Order of Merit title in a close encounter in the Prestbury Open.

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