One hundred competitors took part in a full handicap stableford competition for Brian Chapman’s Captain’s Day at Ghyll Golf Club on Sunday. The weather was favorable and the course was in an excellent condition.
Brandon Cocker was victorious with 42 points beating Jason Wright, also on 42 points, on a back nine card playoff.
Other prize winners were: 3 Howard Thompson 40pts (Back nine card playoff), 4 Sheldon Pickles 40pts, 5 Keith Nash 39pts.Front nine: Bill Aitken 22ptsBack nine: Daniel Horne 22pts Mid Six: Ian Heald 15pts; Senior’s prize for over 60s: Alan Waterworth 37pts; Nearest the pin at the Greenberfield hole: Andy Gibb 34in.
On Saturday, the Juniors were not so lucky competing for the captain’s Junior prize. Conditions were terrible and credit must go to all the juniors who took part. In the end the competition was restricted to 14 holes. Emma Blades took first prize from Kyle Horne with Spencer Datkiewicz in third place.
The morning rain,combined with the testing course conditions, made scoring difficult on Sunday at Settle. The players competing for the Millennium Trophy were pleased they were in a Stableford format rather than the less forgiving strokeplay.
Of the morning players, Colin Green, had the leading score his 35 points setting the target for the afternoon players to chase.
This proved to be the winning score with only Chris Sharp providing a real challenge.His 33 points giving him the runners up spot.3rd place went to junior member Ruairi Coyle with 32 ,which just pushed Dennis Holt into 4 place on countback.
The final of the Butterfield Cup,one of Settle's long established mixed competition,was held on Saturday.
The combination of Mary Gooch and Mark Vickery just managed to hold off a strong challenge from husband and wife team John and Janet Lassey by two shots.
The seniors at Settle managed to get back on the winning trail, defeating the visitors from Sedbergh in a closely fought match, Settle winning 4-3.