Big Day At Catterick

The Yorkshire Ladies County Golf Association has staged its Junior Championship at the lovely Catterick course in North Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Ladies County Golf Association has staged its Junior Championship at the lovely Catterick course in North Yorkshire. The event was blessed with a fine day if slightly windy - but that did not stop the youngsters from producing some excellent golf.

Catterick secretary Mairi Young said: "The course was as usual in magnificent condition, the catering, friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was all commented on during the prize giving and everyone who participated in the day's events left the club very happy."

Winner on the day was Harrogate GC's Nikki Dunn, who had the best 36-hole gross score of 78-69=147 while West End's Helen Searle was runner-up following her 75-73=148. The best nett came from Huddersfield's Amelia Covell with 72-69=141 with Saltburn's Samantha Payne runner-up on the same score 70-71=141.

Saltburn clubmate Kim Crooks scored the best first round gross with a 74. Best gross in the second round was a 73 from Siobhan Richards (Owston Hall).

In the Under 16 age group, the best first round gross was notched by Steph Hall (Lindrick) with a 79 while a 77 from Hickleton's Alison Knowles was top score in the second round.

Meanwhile, Catterick has staged the annual Hambleton and Richmondshire schools golf tournament.

Some 44 youngsters from seven different schools took part in what proved to be a very successful event, which had been arranged by the Risedale School and Community College.

Winners were the Northallerton B team closely followed by the Northallerton A team and the host school Risedale were third.

Prizes were awarded by Councillor Melva Steckles and Mrs E Richardson, the head teacher of Risedale College. Councillor Steckles congratulated the organisers, catering, green staff and the professional at Catterick who has done a stunning job with the club's junior section.

It also has to be mentioned that the Risedale and Wenslydale schools have golf on their curriculum and their learner golfers attend the Catterick club in school time on a regular basis for lessons.

 

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