Roundwood suffer heavy opening loss

ROUNDWOOD Golf Club started their season with a heavy defeat at a strong Owston Hall outfit in Division Five of the Sheffield Union of Golf Clubs League.

Naming a side mixing youth and experience, Roundwood were beaten 8-0 at the Doncaster course.

The Rawmarsh-based club will be looking for a better result when they welcome Birley Wood in their first home tie.

* BIG hitter Stuart McQueen drilled a drive of 350 yards as Wath Golf Club held its annual Rabbits Open Day.

McQueen took the longest drive prize on the day when golfers with handicaps of 16 or more are invited to compete.

*McCall won the nearest the hole prize on the 145 yard 15th while visiting player Craig Clingan landed a hole on one on the par three 12th.

A total of 232 golfers competed on the day with 32 winners sharing a prize pot of more than £1000.

Top scorers in the stableford better ball pairs competition were father and son team M & A McQueen.

Second were J Sheppard & M Hewitt, third were N Major & A Heard and fourth were K Holt & B Capstick.

*HICKLETON golfers Allison Knowles and Tina Swaine are through to the second round of the Ping National Ladies Competition after a 41–point haul in their club match.

The pair will contest the final at Gainsborough Golf Club in July.

Mixed doubles pair Janet Crosby and Jack Thomas have reached the regional finals of the Douglas Bader competition after winning the club round with 41 points.

The duo will travel to Pike Hills Golf Club in York on August 1.

The Una Wortley competition was won by Hickleton ladies captain Shiela Inglis in a net round of 71.

Inglis now goes on to the final at Rotherham Golf Club on August 31.