Tartan Express steams in at Towneley Golf Club

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ANDREW Miller won the second monthly medal competition at Towneley Golf Club.

The ‘Tartan Express’ as he is affectionately known at the club posted an excellent score of 72-6-66 to come top of Division One on the card from clubhouse chairman Paul Keenan (74-8-66). Jamie Sturgeon took third spot (77-9-68).

Division Two winner was David Harrison with an impressive 79-13-66 while the in-form Alan Wilde finished runner-up (88-18-70). Anthony Taylor secured third with a 85-13-72 finish.

Tony Swainston’s card of 90-23-67 was good enough to come top of the pile in Division Three. Grant Bickerstaffe was runner-up (88-19-69) and veteran Ian Howarth came third (95-24-71).

Nearest the pin awards went to Paddy McEvoy at the sixth and Albert Trickett at the 17th. The midweek stableford winners were Gary Turner with 40 points ahead of Ben Collinson with 36 points. Dave Robertson won Thursday’s encounter with 42 points, just a solitary point ahead of runner-up Johnny Warren.

The Secretary’s Competition on Sunday was won by Sandra Owen with 30 points, one more than Sue Miller, who was second on the card from Rose Pearson, also with 29 points.

• THIS week saw members of Whalley Golf Club compete in a a single medal competition. The blustery and miserable conditions made scoring really tricky. The winner on the day was Paul Irwin with a well-crafted round of 89-19-70.

Second place went to Graham Langlands (78-7-71) and third Peter Fletcher (80-8-72).

There were four recorded two’s going to A. Walker, S. Shoreman, R. Ellis, and J. Spencer.

The ladies at Whalley held their annual Lady Captain v Lady Secretary Match. Due to heavy rain and difficult playing conditions, the 18-hole match was reduced to nine. Lady Captain’s team, led by Ann Pollard, were in good form and were deserved winners.