Long Ashton youngsters win county and international events

PUBLISHED: 14:28 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 22 May 2018

Louis Ross.

Louis Ross.

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Long Ashton Golf Club youngsters have been enjoying success on the county and international scene.

Long Ashton Golf Club youngsters have been in the spotlight after winning county and international honours.

Playing at Stinchcombe Hill in the Gloucestershire County Under-14 and 15 Championships, Louis Ross won the gross and nett events in both events.

Also, congratulations to Milan Reed who played in the same event and came second to Louis both times. Also congratulations to Lewis Ault who recorded a fine round.

Congratulations also go to Ebonie Lewis on her third place in the Irish Ladies and Nations Cup and Under-18 winner.

A fine day greeted 79 visitors and 55 Long Ashton members who competed in the first of the club’s two annual seniors’ open events.

Clear blue skies and the merest hush of a breeze provided a perfect backdrop to a course in excellent shape thanks to the hard work of James and his team.

A magnificent round by a regular visitor to the event saw Douglas Fletcher of China Fleet, Cornwall, lift the Walter King Cup with a nett medal score of 67 off a handicap of 11, who also recorded the best Stableford score of the day with 40 points.

There were also saw two excellent rounds from Tony Clothier of Stockwood Vale and Brendan Chard of Long Ashton, both scoring 69 to win the next medal prizes for visitors and home players respectively.

The best gross score of the day belonged to Danny Dowell of Cricket St Thomas with 76, against a handicap of four. The prize for best gross score by a Long Ashton player went to Peter Millett with a score of 80 shots against a handicap of five.

Other notable medal rounds included nett scores of 70 by Graham Rose and Nick Cooper of Long Ashton.

The best Stableford score on the day after Douglas Fletcher went to Carey Willmott of Long Ashton with 39 points, earning Carey the prize for best Stableford score by a home player.

The prize for the best Stableford score by a visitor, again excluding Fletcher, was achieved by Robert Drew of Gloucester with 34.

The best Stableford score by a player over 70 years of age was won by Andrew May of Long Ashton with 35 points. The prize of nearest the pin on the ninth green fell to Andrew Troup of Long Ashton.

Congratulations to all prize winners and a thanks to all who took part and acted as volunteers including Trevor Boulton and Brian Hobson who shared the starter’s role.

Sincere thanks are also due to the ladies’ registration and raffle team of Julia, Sandra and Rosemary. Thanks also to Vicky and Mike and their teams.

Finally, thanks to Tim Worrell of C the World and Cox & Kings, bespoke travel specialists, who kindly sponsored and provided refreshments at the halfway house.

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