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Leek Golf Club pro-am tournament

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 29, 2014

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THE LEEK pro-am tournament has returned to the Birchall course after an absence of two years.

Three golfers teamed up with a professional for a team prize, while the pros competed for an individual prize. The prize fund for this year's event totalled just over £5,000.

The event was contested by 43 teams, making it the biggest pro-am event the Midlands PGA has held this year.

The winning team consisted of Dave Robinson, Pete Nixon, Neil Shenton and Andrew Jones (professional) with a score of 15 under par.

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Jones posted a gross 68 (two under par) which at the time put him into the clubhouse lead – but he was eventually overhauled by Ian Walley, from Kedleston Park, with a score of 66 (four under par) to pick up a cheque for £850.

Walley's amateur team comprised Lincoln Boulton, Michael Barker and Mick Matthews. Their combined score of 11 under was good enough to take second place.


Longest drive: 3rd hole - Deb Barnett. 17th hole - Dennis Vincent.

Nearest the pin: 4th hole - Paul Campion. 7th hole - Pete Cordon. 8th hole - Dave Fowler. 11th hole - Phil Matthews. 13th hole - Pete Clowes. 14th hole - Lincoln Boulton.

Professionals: 1 - Ian Walley (Kedleston Park) 66. =2 - Andrew Jones, Paul Streeter (Lincoln Golf Centre) 68. 4 - Robert Bardsley (Moor Hall) 70. =5 William Davies (Nottinghamshire), Luke Towler (Telford) 71.


Ken Ratcliffe was the overall winner of the Captain's Day prize with 37 points (20pts - back nine). Division One: 1 Liam Hancock 37pts (117 pts - back nine; 2 Rich Cordon 36pts; 3 Geoff Lawrence 35pts. Division Two: 1 Steve Matthews 36pts; 2 Neil Adams 35pts; Steve Hunt 33pts.

Division Three: 1 Alex Bamford 35pts; 2 Keith Hemmings 35pts; Mick Laverick 33pts.

Division Four: 1 Brian Smith 35pts; 2 Brian Townsend 34pts; 3 Mike Brown 30pts.Nearest the pin: 4th hole - Steve Matthews. 7th hole - Mark Alcock. 9th hole - Dan Smart. 11th hole - Mark Rushton and Ken Ratcliffe. 13th hole - Rob Furmston.

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