Melton Golf Club: In-form Leah earns county ladies’ squad call-up

Away Day team winners, from left, Bob Luke, Glenn Price,  Mick Wilson and Dougie Bryce with club captain Brendan Boyce (2nd from left) EMN-150306-084946002
Away Day team winners, from left, Bob Luke, Glenn Price, Mick Wilson and Dougie Bryce with club captain Brendan Boyce (2nd from left) EMN-150306-084946002
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Melton Golf Club’s Leah Radford’s form has been rewarded with a county call-up for an important competition beginning later this month.

Leah has been selected for the Leicestershire and Rutland ladies’ county squad for Inter County Week at Enville Golf Club, Staffordshire, from June 29 to July 3.

* Club captain Brendan Boyce was delighted with the support for his first away day of the season as 32 golfers made the trip to Lincoln Golf Club in Torksey.

A keenly-contested fourball betterball was won by Mick Wilson’s team of Bob Luke, Dougie Bryce and Glenn Price who played superbly to produce a terrific team score of 100 points.

Phil Millward and Bob Luke were right on target with their iron shots to win the two nearest-the-pin prizes. The players enjoyed a meal and prizegiving in the clubhouse, and everyone is looking forward to the second away day at Market Rasen GC in July.

* The ladies’ Ludlow Bowl, played on May 24 and 27, was won by Anne Creed with 37 points, two ahead of runner-up Julia Brown.

Recent double winner Cheryl Osborne continued her good form by taking third place with 34 points, and Sue Hitchman was fourth with 32.

* The men’s Marsh Cup and RWS qualifier took place last weekend with a huge field taking advantage of the super course condition and greens which reflected in the scores.

Playing a bogey/par format, Billy Kevan won with a score of +4 on the course, one clear of Jevan Goddard who took second place on countback from Daryl Clater.

Two’s scored: Jevan Goddard, Kieran Foster, Mick Curtis, Paul Whitechurch, Steve Riley.

* The first round of the Compton Cup was played by 21 to 28 handicap players.

The par format suited winner Andy Pedlar who finished +3 on the course. Runner-up Dave Haylock finished with +2, while a level score for Ian Blunt earned him third place. Nigel Blunt returned the day’s only two.

* Rob Smith won the midweek stableford last Thursday with a two-under handicap score of 38 points.

Mick Wilson was second on countback from Sam Pollard, both shooting 35 points, and Rob Smith, Sam Pollard, Guy Rayson and Bob Purkis shared the two’s sweep.

* A small field of juniors played for the Keightley Kerr Putter on Thursday in mixed weather conditions.

The course played well as Jake Mogg won with 34 points. James Daulby was a point behind, taking second spot on countback from junior captain Ed Thompson.

The pre-handicap competition was won by Ed Gough from runner-up Noah Burgoine.