Stafford is runaway winner at Rive Rocks

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Dave Stafford won last Saturday’ s Todmorden club championship by an impressive seven shot margin.

Stafford had rounds of 70 and 75 in ideal weather. Fast greens and dry fairways made it a tough test.

Second place went to David Hollows with rounds of 75 and 77 and third was Michael Murray with 78 and 77.

Rive Rocks player Stuart Jackson is through to the semi-finals of the R T Morley Halifax & Huddersfield Rabbits midweek knockout after a 9 & 8 win in his last match.

Defending champion Aaron Schnacke fared best of the Calder Valley contingent in the Halifax-Huddersfield Union strokeplay championship at West End on Sunday.

Schnacke shot a 71 in an event cut to one round by bad weather, four shots more than winner Edward Battye from Bradley Park.

Tod’s Murray and Stafford shot 75s. Hebden Bridge’s Henry Butterworth had a 78 and Iain Powell a 79.

In the first round of the matchplay at Huddersfield GC on Sunday, August 11, Stafford will play Toby Garrett, Murray has a tough match against Jamie Smith and Schnacke plays Nick Raynor.

Hebden Bridge seniors captain Ken Weatherill (69) and his brother Richard (80), of West Bradford, won the recent West Bradford Seniors Open.

Their betterball stableford score of 47, was the highest ever recorded in the event.

Richard had three twos, showing his knowledge of the greens, while Ken said that to win the competition with his brother was his best experience on a golf course.

A Captain’s Mixed stableford competition took place at Hebden Bridge on Sunday with teams comprising two men and one woman.

In challenging conditions, the winners were Graham Boulton, Rick Hutchinson, and Pat Coukham on count back from Mark Wade and husband and wife,Spike and Kirsty Robinson, who were guests. Both teams scored 82.

Saturday’s medal was won by Maurice Lowry with a brilliant 63.