Difficult conditions for Ashton Vase

PUBLISHED: 14:30 11 May 2011

Ashton Vase winners.

Ashton Vase winners.

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Andrew Hale from Chipping Sodbury wins the Ashton Vase for the second time.

SIXTY competitors from all over the south west took part in Long Ashton Golf Club men’s open scratch competition.

The Ashton Vase is one of the oldest golf competitions in the south west and is one of the Gloucester Golf Union Duchess Salver qualifying events. Handicaps for this event ranged from +3 to 6.

Strong gusts of wind and the first rain in ages made for a challenging 36 holes, which defeated a few, some of who gave up after the first round.

Congratulations to Andrew Hale of Chipping Sodbury who won the Ashton Vase for the second time, having previously achieved victory in the competition back in 2006.

Results – winner: Andrew Hale 143 (Chipping Sodbury); Andrew Rudge 145 (Bristol & Clifton); Reece Johnson 145 (Bristol & Clifton); David Wood 146 (Chipping Sodbury); Tyler Hogarty 146 (Rodway Hill); David Lake 146 (Knowle).

Best nett overall: Adam Jenkinson 141; best nett pm:Josh Denley 69 (Chipping Sodbury); best gross pm: Bradley Selwood 70 (Knowle); best nett am: Richard Wood 69 (Long Ashton); best gross am: David Butler 72 (Knowle).

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