Jennison’s trophy triumph

The group photograph shows from the left, Reece Jennison with Page Trophy, Gareth Evans with Colin Swain Trophy, James Ward with Professionals Cup, Barry Iasles, Mike Holroyde with Roger Heap Cup and Nick Day with Club Championship Cup.
The group photograph shows from the left, Reece Jennison with Page Trophy, Gareth Evans with Colin Swain Trophy, James Ward with Professionals Cup, Barry Iasles, Mike Holroyde with Roger Heap Cup and Nick Day with Club Championship Cup.

Reece Jennison of Halifax Bradley Hall was the clear winner of the Page Trophy at West End on Tuesday.

Gareth Evans of Crow Nest Park won the Colin Swain Trophy for the best professional. The Emmie Smith Trophy for the best team went to Bradley Hall.

The event had been in doubt at the weekend due to the amount of water on the course but sterling effort by West End greenkeepers produced a basically dry course.

There was water in the rough and some greens had to be heavily sanded, resulting in inconsistent speed, but overall the course played well.

Entrants were blessed with a warm sunny day, with no wind.

Seven-handicapper Jennison, well known as one of the Halifax Cricket League’s best batsman at Blackley, carded a level par first round and a 64 in the afternoon, the best of the day.

Steve Sandie (5) of Bradley Hall was second with rounds of 67 and 72 and third was James Dix (5) of the host club with a 69 and a 71.

One handicapper Adam Crum (1) of Dewsbury had the best gross amateur score with a 69 and a 75.

Lewis Collier (3) of Crosland Heath had the best morning round with a 68 and Jacob Campbell (5) of Crow Nest Park had the best afternoon round with a 70.

Evans was a clear winner of the Colin Swaine Trophy with scores of 69 and 68, beating new professional Aaron Schnacke (independent Huddersfield), who had 68 and 72.

Jennison and Sandie were joined in the winning Bradley Hall team by Paul Caldwell (9).

The 18 hole Roger Heap Cup was won by West End Captain Mike Holroyde (7) with a nett 66 - his best gross score at his home club.

In second place was Dave Mitcheson (14) of Bradley Park with 68, a good card spoiled by a quadruple bogie on the 14th and a double on 17.

In third was Mark Campbell (8) of Crow Nest Park with a consistent card of 71.

It was the closing event of the Halifax-Huddersfield Alliance season and Barry Isles was thanked for his many years as assistant and then secretary of the organisation as he takes a year’s sabbatical.

Simon Race, professional at Meltham, takes over as Alliance president for next season.

The Professionals’ Cup was presented to the Order of Merit winner James Ward of Dewsbury District and the Club Championship Cup to Crow Nest Park.