This 'major' starts with a strokeplay competition to decide who goes through to a knockout format, to decide the ultimate winner. The best four net scores or ties off full handicap determines who goes through, and some excellent scores ensued.
Leading the way with an outstanding score of 66 was Chris Lilley, closely followed by 68's from Mark Rushton, Liam Hancock and John Leeke, a 69 from Stephen Spooner, and two 70's from Rob Symon and Nigel Bowcock. Kevin Boult scored a 70, but was unfortunately disqualified for a signature violation.
These seven now go through to a knockout arrangement, the draw for which will be announced shortly.
In perfect weather conditions, but with difficulty stopping the ball on the greens, mixed with challenging pin positions, 119 players took part resulting in a CSS of 71.
Wayne Corden achieved a rare feat of an 'eagle' on the 10th. Nigel Wint achieved two 2's on the 11th & 13th. Ian Curley's 69 gross was not enough to qualify,as his +3 handicap meant his nett score was 72!
Go to Leek Golf Club website, or visit 'how-did-i-do' for full details of scores etc
Match & Handicap Secretary