Hall clinches Cold Ashby honour

Jack Hall
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The time and effort Jack Hall has spent on the practice ground in recent months was rewarded in the Cold Ashby Scratch KO Cup as the teenager grabbed the top prize.

After defeating Bob Clayton on the fourth extra hole in the semi-finals a fortnight earlier, Hall came good again in the 36-hole final as the county junior team player defeated Gavin Cope 2&1.

Two halves of 39 strokes helped James Rowlings shoot the winning net score of 65 in the September Medal.

The second, third and fourth prizes went to Declan Moreno-Melgar (67), Ashley Hammond (68) and Martyn Moreno-Melgar (69) respectively after they all carded a birdie two during the round.

In the ladies competition, Helen Clayton’s more consistent back nine proved vital as she beat Tina Davis on countback after both shot a net 72.

Richard Woodbridge started and finished with a birdie in an Overstone Park September Medal winning score of net 67. Matthew Gallo (69) was runner-up.

Jamie Newton (70) clinched the top category, Brian Everest (74) defeated Steve Lemmon on countback in the other section, while Helen Roy (75) also needed countback in the ladies comp.

In the Ladies September Midweek Medal a few days later, a consistent back nine helped Roy (net 70) secure her third victory in four club competitions.

The men’s Thursday competition went to Arthur Schofield on countback from fellow mid-handicapper. Steve Lemmon. Mark Wheeler and Ian Roy took the first and third divisions respectively.

Stephen McGee never looked back after completing the first six holes in one-under-par during the Seniors Order of Merit Medal as the 13-handicapper shot a winning net 67.

Norwood Whittle (71) was runner-up in the second division, Anthony Richardson (75) led the top section, while Edward King (72) beat David Griffiths by one in the lower category.

Glen Gulla let his golf do the talking in the Wellingborough September Midweek Medal as the left-hander clinched the gross and net prizes.

The eight-handicapper finished one shot ahead of Andy Sanders (net 70), with Richard Santy a further two strokes behind in third spot.

In-form Tom Marshall led the scoring in the first Friday evening competition this month after beating Lawrence Berryman and Mike Gilbrook on countback.

Marshall, who won the previous Friday evening competition and was also the leading boy in the net category of the Junior Club Championships, carded 21 points over nine holes.

Dominic Holden was in good touch in the Northampton Junior Open as he dropped just two strokes in the last six holes on his way to a winning net 65 on the Harlestone course.

A net 71 was enough for county scratch player Mary MacLaren to win the Ladies September Medal by three from Pat Briggs.

The lower category went to Jackie Banks (76) on countback from Pat White.

Graham Bush started the 2012-13 Seniors Lonsdale in style as the 12-handicapper bagged 40 points to clinch the first round honours by one.

A couple of birdie twos were on Jake O’Reilly’s scorecard in the Oundle September Medal as the mid-handicapper compiled a brilliant net 62.

Countback was needed in the first division after Ashley Smith and Steve Oldham both shot a net 68. Smith gained the verdict.

Mike Preston (net 70) got the better of fellow top division player Ray Bird in the Seniors Medal, while George Nicholson led the other section with a net 74.