Matlock GC hosts Junior Open

Young golfers from across the Midlands made their way to Matlock Golf Club to join home club members for the Matlock Junior Open, a Daily Telegraph and Derbyshire Order of Merit event .

The young golfers took advantage of calm and sunny weather to record some excellent scores with the Best Net prize being won by Notts Ladies golfer Charlotte Hazelwood who posted a net score of 59.

The Best Gross Prize was won by Will Painter, a two handicap golfer from Kedleston Park with a net 71.

In the boys section again excellent scoring was the order of the day with 12 handicapper George Bryan from Horsley Lodge scoring a net 65 to capture the Division One Prize.

Daniel Packer, a junior Member at Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club in Hertfordshire, secured the Division Two Prize with a 62 net.

Shirland golfer Lauren Sabin captured the girl’s Best Net Prize with a net 70 followed closely by Lydia Ingman from Tapton Park who scored 71 net and also secured a Nearest Pin Prize.

Matlock’s Golf Club Junior Members Luke Stafford and Ross Parker were first and second in the Junior Domestic Handicap Category Stableford competition. Thomas Mooney and Daniel Latymer were just outside the prizes with net scores of 69.

l After posting a net 66 score in the Matlock Men’s Over 50s competition on Saturday, chairman Peter Beardsley was well satisfied to be leading the field of 127 players until late afternoon scores of 65 net from Simon Peter and Graham Thompson relegated Peter to third place.

With a late round flourish Graham clinched the Bill Pitts Trophy for 2014.

l Matlock’s lady golfers continued their early season successes when the Silver Team produced a 5-0 whitewash away at Broughton Heath and the Bronze Team took advantage at Alfreton with a 3-2 result.

Julie Smith and Pam Hedley were third round winners in the Northern Division of the Daily Mail Foursomes Competition and with an excellent a 4-1 away win at Chevin Golf Club the Sunday Mail Team march on to the fourth Round of the prestigious national competition.