Williamson gets in swing to become Rasen Club Champion

New Club Champion Ben Williamson receiving the Harmsworth Trophy from Club Captain, Richard Holmes.
New Club Champion Ben Williamson receiving the Harmsworth Trophy from Club Captain, Richard Holmes.
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THE HARMSWORTH Trophy - the Market Rasen and District Golf Club Championship - took place over two rounds, with the weather favourable and the course in excellent condition.

There has been an influx of young, low handicap golfers and this was their first opportunity to challenge for the Championship.

After the morning round, veteran Chris Osbourne was in third place, with reigning champion Roy Knowles one shot behind the leader, Ben Williamson.

The afternoon round was one of mixed fortunes, with Jack Robinson recording an excellent 75, just in front of Scott Fletcher.

While other contenders fell away, Ben was not one of them and his afternoon round was third best.

The two rounds were combined and third place went to Jack Robinson (82+75 for 157) and second was Scott Fletcher (79+75 for 154) playing in his first Club Championship.

However, the new Club Champion and winner of the Harmsworth Trophy is Ben Williamson, with rounds of 74 and 78 giving him a total of 152.

There was one nett prize, which was won by new member, Paul Cowling. In his first competition he recorded an excellent nett 139, which resulted in an immediate handicap reduction of 8 strokes.

The preceding day was an opportunity for those with a handicap of 19 or more to compete for the Young Cup.

This was keenly contested, with Steve Campion (25) finishing third with a nett 71, one shot behind Graham Stenson (23).

However, the winner, by three clear shots, was Wragby’s Eddie Dunn (26) with a nett 67. Eddie is a past Club Captain and a regular competitor in all the club competitions. This is his first success and he may well be the oldest player to have won the Young Cup.