Rasen golfer Liam lifts trophy

Liam Beardsleyr eceived the Bass Charrington Trophy from Club Captain, Pete Bray
Liam Beardsleyr eceived the Bass Charrington Trophy from Club Captain, Pete Bray

The Men’s Open Championship for the Bass Charrington Trophy was held recently at Market Rasen Golf Club over 36 holes.

In this nett competition, third place went to Steve Cammack (5 handicap) of Bondhay Golf Club, with a total of 141, just one stroke behind Market Rasen’s Guy Hardcastle (9).

Continuing his superb season, home player Liam Beardsley, now playing off 8, secured the Trophy with 138.

In the gross competition, Woodhall Spa’s Ray Pearson was third with 157. In second place was A Robinson of Grange Park Golf Club with 153, but the winner by six clear strokes was Roy Knowles, who’s home club is Woodhall Spa.

Last weekend saw the men’s A M Chester Prize medal competition, when Grant Hincliffe came third in the gross competition with a score of 76, one stroke behind Neil Carmichael, with James Boulton coming first with an excellent round of 73.

In the nett competition, Lewis Hall (9) was third with 68 and Louth’s Graham Jacklin (15) played the back nine holes superbly to finish second with 67. Mick Duke made a welcome return to form to clinch the prize, with 66 off 9 handicap.

The Club Open Am-Am saw 144 players compete in another very close contest.

The winners, with 94 points, were S Chester and J Clarke (Burghley Park), J Stewart (Boston) and M McNaughton (Greetham Valley) who beat R Scaife’s team from Doncaster Golf Club on count-back.

Third place went to S Elkington’s team from Boston with 93, with the first mixed team home from Carholme Golf Club (C Welfare, L Dunn, B Williamson and A Bannister) finishing fourth with 86. The fifth and final prize went to Market Rasen’s team of Mike and Sue Archer, Sue Lambert and Stuart Britton also on 86.