Chasing pair too good, and Murray wins President’s Prize

Todmorden Golf Club President Peter Eastwood (centre) congratulating winner Michael Murray (right) and runner-up Ben Whitham (left)
Todmorden Golf Club President Peter Eastwood (centre) congratulating winner Michael Murray (right) and runner-up Ben Whitham (left)

LEADING the President’s Prize for a week, Andrew Lupton could not keep his good run of form going for another round.

The chasing pair of Ben Whitham and Michael Murray proved to be too good on the day, leaving Lupton to pick up the best net prize for his 42 points scored last week.

It left the way clear for Murray and Whitham to battle it out, with Murray coming out on top with a great score of 39 points and a two-round total of 78 to win by two points from Whitham, who had a total of 76.

President, Peter Eastwood, congratulated Murray on his score, especially off such a low handicap and presented the prizes.

The best net score for the second week was 37 by Michael Hartley, on a card play-off from Paul Neely.

The nearest the pin prizes were won by David Frost on the fifth hole and David Setterfield on the 16th.The birdie twos were by A.Barker, D.Frost and R.Hunt.

Captain Vincent Korobczyc also presented the Championship trophy to Andrew Barker on his recent win.

Both the captain and president praised the ground staff for the exceptional condition of the course, which had also been mentioned by many recent visitors to the club.

The President’s Prize for midweek players saw a three-way tie with Dave Stafford beating Michael Hartley and Ian Tootell on a card play-off after all three scored 35 points.