Melton Golf Club: In-form Will lands best gross prize at Glen Gorse

Will Fairbrother shot the best nett score at the Glen Gorse Junior Open EMN-151108-151133002
Will Fairbrother shot the best nett score at the Glen Gorse Junior Open EMN-151108-151133002
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Melton Golf Club’s Junior Open drew a 40-plus field of players from around the county.

Lutterworth’s Alex Carruthers was the overall winner with a best nett of 65, while Joe Hack, also from Lutterworth took the best gross prize.

The team prize went to Beedles Lake.

* As a follow up to his hole-in-one on Captain’s Day, junior member Will Fairbrother shot an amazing 10-under handicap nett 62 at the Glen Gorse Junior Open on Monday.

The score gave him the best overall nett prize and cut his handicap by three-and-a-half shots.

* The pre-handicap juniors played a nine-hole medal for the Rabbits Trophy last Thursday.

Jack Standeven won with 54 from runner-up Ed Gough 57, and Noah Burgoine in third, and the putting prize went to Olivia Standeven.

* Melton Juniors were away to Park Hill for their third match in the Leicestershire Regional Junior League.

They won the first game 4-2 at Scraptoft before losing by the same scoreline at home to Beedles Lake.

Melton started well at Park Hill with a good 3 and 1 win from Jake Mogg which included two birdies on the front nine. Jack Griffin produced some good short game skills to post a 4 and 2 win, and junior captain Ed Thompson then gained a valuable half point,

Will Thompson convincingly won the final game 5 and 3 to complete a 3.5 to 2.5 victory.

Melton now have a chance to finish top of their group and progress to the finals.

* The August 5 midweek medal was won with a nett 65, shot by Scott Cartwright.

Don Povey took second place on nett 67, while Chris Carmichael’s 71 won him third prize on countback over the back nine.