Two’s up for Carleton

CARLETON Weldon has the distinction of winning the same major at two different golf clubs.

The 24-year-old has recorded victories in President’s Day at both Saddleworth and Stamford.

Carleton Weldon President’s Day winner.

After his earlier triumph at Saddleworth, Carleton landed the same event at Stamford.

And Carleton achieved victory in style with his joint best-ever round, a level par gross 70 for a six-under-par nett 64.

It earned him a three shot winning margin over runner-up Dale Ainscough (75-8-67) on the card from third-placed Jon Perks (72-5-67), Philip Montgomery (82-15-67) and Alan Gledhill (82-15-67).

Carleton, whose handicap has been cut to five, was delighted with his second major win.

“This is the one everybody wants to win,” explained Carleton who works in the defence industry.

“I had not been in the best form, but it just clicked on the day which was good timing for a major.

“And what made kit extra special was the fact playing conditions were tough as were the pin positions, but I putted particularly well.”

Mossley-based Carleton, who posted five birdies and five bogeys in his round, get off to an electrifying start with birdies on each of the first three holes.

He also added a birdie two on the eighth where he landed the prize for nearest the pin – his tee shot rested 40 inches from the cup.

Carleton has been at Stamford for10 years and had a spell where he was also a member at Saddleworth.

• The monthly medal produced some remarkably low scores.

Mike Leigh (74-12-62) triumphed in division one from Michael Grainger (69-5-64), Peter Jackson (79-12-67) and Stephen Finan (74-7-67).

Michael Hewitt (79-13-66) recorded the best score in division two from Philip Bradwell (82-15-67), Alex Martin (86-17-69) and Neil Angus (84-15-69).

In division three, Ian Slater (83-20-63) was the clear winner from Craig Harper (88-22-66) and Trevor Hulton (88-20-68).

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