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James Morgan is new Ross Golf Club champion
2:30pm Wednesday 27th June 2012 in Golf
TWO-handicapper James Morgan fired three birdies in the first eight holes and three more on the back nine to take the Ross annual men’s open.
Morgan’s gross 70 medal score won him the title on count-back from visitor and 2011 champion Stuart Hardy.
Secretary manager Leighton Walker, who plays off three, finished third with a round of 72.
Layton Cup for Seniors, third round: 1 Malcolm Thornton 42 pts, =2 John Allen, James Miller, Clarkson Barclay 37.
q Leominster GC, Dave Barnes Cup (0-18): 1 Vince Fish 69-13-56, 2 Craig Brimmell 67-10-57, 3 Rob Brotherwood 71-12-59 (on c/b).
Greenhorne Trophy (19-28): 1 Gary Stinton 82-23-59, 2 Philip Bowcot 79-19-60 (on c/b), 3 Alan Roberts 78-18-60.
Seniors’ invitation pairs: 1 Bill Brown and Rob Morgan 46 pts, 2 Peter Sandall and John Hinchliffe 43, 3 Phil Green and Colin Badlan 42 (on c/b), 4 Ian Robertson and John Barnett 42.
Ladies’ June Stableford: 1 Janet Powell 30 pts, 2 Pauline Webb 26, 3 Lesley Turbutt 25.
Ford Lady Greensomes: 1 Bet Hinchliffe and Di Gibson 87-19-68, 2 Pauline Webb and Janet Whittall 89-20-69, 3 Carol Gardner and Pat Owen 90-18-72.
q Cradoc GC, mid-week medal: 1 Shaun Matthews 69-5-64, 2 Mark Cochrane 83-14-69, 3 Anthony Bowkett 93-20-73.
Seniors’ monthly medal: 1 Lyn Greenway 97-25-72, 2 Mike Mellors 99-22-77, 3 Derek Lloyd 88-10-78.
Huggett Putter competition: 1 Tek Gurung 83-15-68, 2 Sher Gurung 91-22-69, 3 Brian Nelson 80-11-69. Cradoc Seniors drew 2½-2½ with Builth Wells.
The winning pairs were Jack Massey and Tony James (6 and 5) and Ian Pickford and Derek Brown (2 and 1) while Roy Morgan and Lyn Greenway halved.
Cradoc Wayfarers secured their second away win of the season with a 3-2 success at Llanishen.
The winning pairs were Clive Pearson and Nick Powell (5 and 4) and Brian Nelson and Pat Jones (2 and 1) with a walk-over win for Steve Mathers and Ken Morgan.
q Herefordshire GC, Lady Captain’s Charity Day to benefit the Alzheimer’s Society, Silver Division: 1 Jo Ware 39 pts, 2 Jan Preece 37; Bronze ‘A’ Division: 1 Jenny Cooke 37 pts, 2 Janet Hill 28; Bronze ‘B’ Division: 1 Sue Powell 29 pts, 2 Eileen Jones 28.
q Kington GC, ladies’ Challenge Cup: 1 Ruth Alexander 91-27-64, 2 Pip Frost 85-16-69; Challenge Bowl: 1 Audrey Philpott 39 pts, 2 Janet Pennell 36.
Brecon and Radnor men’s county team beat Dyfed at Llandrindod Wells in one of their best displays for some time.
Gareth Jones and Tim Iveson, Ben Davies and Olly Douglas and Richard Gealy and Josh Powell all gained victories in the morning foursomes when there were defeats for Gareth Powell and Mike Davies and Kevin Percy and Josh Davies.
Iveson, Jones, Josh Davies, Josh Powell and Gareth Powell enjoyed wins in the singles and that was enough to secure the success despite defeats for Ben Davies, Mike Davies and Douglas.