Melton golf: Will (14) fires ace on Captain’s Day

Will Fairbrother holed his tee shot at the par three fifth hole on Captain's Day EMN-150715-103118002

Will Fairbrother holed his tee shot at the par three fifth hole on Captain's Day EMN-150715-103118002

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Young Will Fairbrother was one of the star performers on Captain’s Day at Melton Mowbray Golf Club on Saturday.

The 14-year-old Will Fairbrother produced a stunning hole-in-one on the 180-yard fifth hole which doubled as the nearest-the-pin for the men.

The ace won him a box of chocolates for the nearest-the-pin prize at the presentation evening.

Club captain Brendan Boyce welcomed 155 members on to the tee for the day for a 7/8th handicap stableford competition.

Jon Wade won overall with a terrific 43 points, while the men’s 0 to 14 handicap winner was Tony South (39pts) who had led the competition from mid-morning until late afternoon.

Kieran Foster took the runners-up spot on countback from senior member Tom Eadon, after both posted 37 points.

Kieran also won the Captain’s Cup, donated in 1999 by Alan Newton, for the lowest nett score by a single-figure handicap player.

The 15 to 28 handicap division was won by Scott Cartwright with 36 points on countback from second-placed Eric Hallgren, Alan Smith was two points back in third.

The ladies’ section competition was close with Julia Brown winning on 35, one ahead of Maureen Stapleford with three other ladies scoring 33 points.

James Daulby’s 34 points won the junior first prize and runner-up Will Fairbrother finished with 33 points.

The best Past Captain score was Ray Smith’s 35 points on countback from Guy Rayson, and the men’s and ladies’ longest drive prizes were won by David Hirst and Sue Hitchman.

The prize presentation was well-supported with a barbecue and live music, and Brendan was delighted to have raised more than £400 for his captain’s charity. Brian Cole won the Key to the Door jackpot which had rolled over for several weeks to cap a great day.