Andrew cruises to major win

Todmorden Golf Club Captain Vincent Korobczyc(left) congratulating Andrew Lupton on his Fred Hirst victory
Todmorden Golf Club Captain Vincent Korobczyc(left) congratulating Andrew Lupton on his Fred Hirst victory

A RECENT Mediterranean cruise was the perfect preparation for Andrew Lupton as he beat Steve Shone to win the Fred Hirst Final - his first “major” - at Todmorden Golf Club.

Unfortunately for Steve, he injured his foot while playing the fourth hole and under any other circumstances would have retired from the course.

However, he bravely continued and actually led Andrew one up at the turn.

In a very tight and sporting game, both players squandered chances, with Andrew first levelling the match and winning the 15th hole to go one up.

He had to chip and putt well though over the last three holes to keep his advantage and secure the title.

He gave credit to Steve afterwards, especially after sustaining such an early injury.

Glen Duckworth, fresh from a week’s golfing in Spain, won the supporting Open Stroke with an excellent net 62.

He was followed by Peter Ransom on 65, who also won the nearest the pin prize on the fifth hole, with Tony Greenwood claiming the one on the 16th hole.Birdie twos were scored by J.Lukaszyk, S.Hemmington, D.Shackleton, G.Proctor, P.Ransom and Tony Greenwood who had two twos.

The Silver Rabbit Final was won by Paul Marrow who beat Mick Wardrobe in a closely fought game,just winning on the 18th hole.

The latest winners in the penultimate round of the Summer League were Rod Hunt and veteran Clive Cook, who both move to the top two places in the table.

The final round is on Friday and with five players in with a chance of winning it should be a good finish.

The latest Ladies results saw Edna Snook win a nine-hole competition with a net 35, with Irena Brown winning the putting section with 12 putts.

The latest Sunday Medal saw the Lady Captain, Dinah Kenworthy take the honours with a net 70, followed by Irene Muldowney with a net 75, just pipping Joyce Jesson on a card play-off.