Runaway win for Crow Nest

Nine hole clubs' championship at Crow Nest GC. Pictured is John West
Nine hole clubs' championship at Crow Nest GC. Pictured is John West

Hosts Crow Nest Park blitzed the opposition in yesterday’s Halifax, Huddersfield Union Nine Hole Clubs’ Championship.

They stepped up on last year’s runners-up finish behind Hanging Heaton with victory by a 14-shot margin.

Four-handicapper Isaac Nicholl showed the way with a nett 71, playing off four handicap, and he received excellent backing from Kris Richmond (2) with a 76 and Steve Hobson (9) with a 78.

Hebden Bridge were runners-up on 239, boosted by the best round of the day from Iain Powell, who shot a gross 73 playing off one.

Six-hole Rastrick club Castlefields took third on 240 with excellent rounds from Charles Burton (73) and John West (74) but their other player, Lyndon Barraclough, struggled with a 93.

Result (nett scores): 1, Crow Nest Park 225 (Isaac Nicholl 71, Kris Richmond 76, Steve Hobson 78); 2, Hebden Bridge 239 (Iain R Powell 72, George Bamford 81, Joe Gibson 86); 3, Castlefields 240 (Charles Burton 73, John West 74, Lyndon Barraclough 93); 4, Marsden 242 (A Haywood 77, D Mallinson 81, C Avison 84); 5, Queensbury 244 (Tim Jackson 81, Steven Donovan 81, Peter Nolan 82); 6, Hanging Heaton 246 (S Minto 79, J Scargill 81, N Clough 86); 7, Elland 253 (Jamie Kenny 80, Michael C Bradley 85, Richard N Bradley 88); 8, Ryburn 254 (Michael Lister 83, Robert Emmett 84, John Burn 87); 9, Longley Park 255 (Matthew Colcombe 80, Danny Christie 87, Chris Woodhead 88); 10, Lightcliffe 353 (Charlie Jaffry 74, Edward Pickles 77, Frazer Scholefield DQ).