Archive for April 28th, 2016

Law in line-up for more Curtis Cup action

BRAMHALL star Bronte Law heads five English players  selected for the GB&I team of eight which will take on the USA in the 39th Curtis Cup match at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin on June 10-12.

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Lucy could be Cheshire’s youngest champ

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LUCY JAMIESON

LUCY Jamieson celebrated her 16th birthday a day early as she won the Cheshire Ladies’ Championship at Caldy.

The Heswall girl, believed to be the youngest winner of the title,  always had the edge as she overcame Prestbury’s Gill Mellor 2&1 in the final.

In the semis, she beat Jeanne Bell (Royal Liverpool) 4&2 as Mellor ovecame Delamere Forest’s Laura Jones  by the same margin.

Bell gained some consolation by winning the 36-hole strokeplay competition for  the Doris Brown Trophy.

Girl Power! Sandiway leads the way

SANDIWAY Golf Club which aimed to mark its 100th year in 2020 by introducing 100 girls to the game has hit its target four years early. It launched its ambitious campaign in January and has hailed the response from local schools and junior girls’ social groups as “phenomenal”.

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Winners take a bow at Manchester Alliance finale

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EVERYONE A WINNER: From the left, Adam Hodgkinson, Ian Ridgway, John Dowd and Craig Corrigan

TROPHIES galore were handed out by Manchester Alliance president John Dowd as the winter series went into cold storage after the final day of the season.

There were three major awards in addition of other prizes to play for by a full field at Withington where Mr Consistency Craig Corrigan picked up the Order of Merit Trophy – the second in his possession following his success in PGA North last season.

The teaching pro at Chilli Dip Academy in Blackrod prevailed over Hart Common’s Steve Parry and and Lymm’s Graham Cox.

Adam Hodkinson claimed the assistants’ Order of Merit, denying Andy Palmer (Chorley) and Ollie Pantoja (Ringway).

And the amateur version went to Andrew Fletcher, of Bolton Old Links, who pipped Jimmy O’Reilly (Swinton Park) and Lee Warren (Northenden).

Disley assistant Ian Ridgway shot a best-of-the-day three-under-par 68 to win the President’s Cup, his score matched by Marriott Worsley Park’s Derek Harvey who lost on a card play-off.

But he won the amateur medal for finishing two shots ahead of Len O’Hagan (Pike Fold) and Dave Hemingway (Chorley).

Top score in the Guests’ and Sponsors’ section was 72 by Disley pro Scott Jackson, beating  Steve Hindle (Marriott Worsley Park) and Vinny Doyle (Leigh) by a shot.