Nigel on form to win Floyd Cup at Denton Golf Club

NIGEL Brooks produced a scintillating back nine in the second round to win the Floyd Cup, Denton Golf Club’s scratch competition, for the first time.

Floyd Cup winner Nigel Brooks, left, and Bardsley Cup victor Graham Pollit

Nigel shot five birdies in a second round 69 which, together with an opening 79, gave him a two-round total of 148.

That snatched victory by one shot from Jack Suttie whose 80 and 69 gave him a two-round total of 149. In third place was Matthew Sayers with 72 and 79 for 151.

Incorporated in the scratch event was the Bardsley Cup for the best nett scores over 36 holes.

That went to Graham Pollit with 71 and 70 for 141 from runner-up Andrew Hurst (70 and 72 for 142) while third place went to Dave Counsell (69 and 73 for 143).

Further silverware has been decided.

Ash Jones scored 44 points in a Stableford to be a clear winner of the Arthur Hobson Salver from Garry Burke (39pts) who was second on the card from Jordan Wood.

Winner of the Alby Marion Trophy, a medal, was Milo Murphy (67) from Connor Sutton (68) who was second on the card from Jake Page.

The Wednesday Bowl was won by Casey Holland Dean with a 67 in the final. That was added to his best two scores in the qualifiers.

The seniors contested the Harry Crabtree Trophy, a Stableford, won by Ian Lowe with 40 points.

Runner-up was Frank Goodwin (36pts) on the card from Geoff Toy.

Junior member Eli Manion receives his prize

Junior member Eli Manion captured the title in the six years and under division of the British Junior Golf Tour competition at West Derby, Merseyside.

He picked up the winner’s trophy on Sunday, June 23 after beating Johnny Hughes of West Derby with a fabulous gross score of 53 over nine holes on a shortened course, with his opponent scoring 54.

Denton are also prospering in team events. They beat Westhoughton 5-2 to claim a last 16 place in the Manchester Alliance’s City Glass Foursomes.

The seniors defeated Harwood 4-1 to also make the last 16 of the seniors’ alliance.

A 7-1 win against Stamford and 8-0 whitewash at North Manchester has helped Denton to top spot in the Oldham and District Golf League Premiership ‘A’.

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