22nd Sep, 2020

Teen talent Sutton seals men's open victory

Liam Moakes 10th Sep, 2019 Updated: 10th Sep, 2019

TWENTY-TWO clubs from across the country were represented by 88 competitors in the Broadway Golf Club Men’s Open which was won by 15-year-old Adam Sutton.

The welcome spell of settled weather continued and the course maintained its superb quality condition as players began their 36-hole challenge.

With the leaderboard extremely tight after the first 18 holes, there was all to play for as the afternoon field prepared to do battle.

After an outstanding morning round of 65 nett, Sutton kept his cool as he went back out and took the field by storm to complete a tremendous 140 nett and earn top spot.

Euan Dunbar, who had travelled from Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club in Cheshire, returned an excellent 141 to achieve a very close second place ahead of home player Bobby Webb who took a worthy third place with 142.

Fourth place was earned on countback by Ben Metrovich from The Vale.

THE LADIES were out later in the week to compete in their Rover Trophy and Daily Mail Foursomes competition.

The day began on a slightly cool autumnal note but as the morning went on the temperature began to rise.

The Rover Trophy had originally been competed for as part of a national singles contest in conjunction with the former car manufacturer and continued from 2009 when it was decided to make it a foursomes competition.

Winners of the Rover Trophy with a superb 74.5 nett were Kate Bellamy and Helen Pearcy, leaving Molly King-Smith and Pat Righton runners-up with an excellent 75.5.

Bev Howard and Jan Titley achieved third place with 76 nett and fourth place was taken by Vicky Watkins and Linda Carruthers with 77.

Bellamy and Pearcy have now earned the opportunity to represent Broadway in the National Daily Mail Foursomes competition later in the year.

Next on the agenda for the ladies was the Granny Cup played over 16 holes by all grannies and step-grannies.

Elaine Hickin scored 39 points to take the honours, Louise Folkes was second with 35, Angela Sollis third with 32 and Veronica Rudd fourth with 29.

THE CAPTAIN’S Prize brought the juniors out to play on a slightly breezy but very bright Saturday morning when Will Jones had a brilliant round, bringing in an exceptional 42 points to complete his hat-trick in this competition.

Jones will collect his prize from captain Andy Basford at the club presentation night in November.

Sonny Nangle was edged into second place with 41 points, Scott Davis was third with 38 and Jackson Wojahn-Parker fourth with 34.

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