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Round-up of golf results and news.
Round-up of golf results and news.

Alnmouth and Alnwick both feature

Alnmouth (Fox)

March 4BBB: 1 P Rolfe and A Fraser 46pts; J Eggleston and R Young 45; 3 D Weddell and M Lowes 44.

Alnwick Castle

Winter League Week 18: The penultimate round of the Winter League started with a chill in the air, but in an ever-decreasing breeze, the temperature soared along with the aspirations of the players.

The clear winner on the day was Carl Green, with a fantastic score of 40pts, closely followed in second place by Richie Robson and Colin Donaldson in third. After last week’s huge roll-over win by Ray Holding, this week’s more modest payout in the twos was shared by Micky Bell, Kenny Boyd and Malcolm Peart. With still one week to go, the Order of Merit has a runaway winner in Wayne Belisle whose magnificent 85pts has already landed him the title.

The minor places are still all to play for, with Colin Donaldson moving into second place on 56, and Guy Ridley and Cyril Jobson closing in on both with 51. Jimmy Cookson and Alan Black, both with 48pts, are still in with a shout. The Zecca Eclectics are still wide open with the Gross headed by Wayne Belisle on 60, Guy Ridley on 61 and Steve Barron and Cyril closing in on 64.

In the nett, it’s even closer, with young Andrew Dodd and Martin Inglis leading the field with 53pts each. Micky Bell is one behind on 52 and still in with a shout and this week’s winner Carl Green and Kenny Darlow are both on 50.

These four are followed by no less than 11 players only a further one or two points behind, so next week is shaping up to be the closest finish in years. Congratulations must go to Duy Lam, the newest club hero who won the Alnwick and District Sports Council 2013 Coach of The Year Award and also to the juniors he coaches for being in the final three of the Junior Team of the Year.

The first social event of the summer season kicks off with the ever-popular Race Night on Saturday, March 29 – names and numbers on the noticeboard asap. The first Open Competition of 2014 is a Texas Scramble on Saturday, April 5. This is always a very popular event so early booking is essential, see the club website at www.alnwickcastlegolfclub.co.uk or phone the clubhouse on 01665 602632 for further details.

Winter League (Week 18): 1 CJ Green 40pts; 2 R Robson 39; 3 CJA Donaldson 3.