Wray retains the Longworth trophy

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THIS week saw members of Whalley Golf Club compete in the second round of the Arthur Longworth Trophy, a board competition played over two weeks to really test the consistency and ability of the members.

The conditions for once were wet but playable and were certainly to the liking of Whalley’s low man Andrew Wray.

Wray, who is current incumbent of the prestigious trophy did not disappoint as he backed up him impressive 71-1-70 last week with an even better 70-1-69, giving a superb five under total to retain the title and have his name etched once more on the hallowed boards.

Dave Wetton almost pipped Wray on the day carding a delightful 81-12-69 and only missing out via a count back, John Blackadder came third with a lovely 85-15-70. There were four recorded two’s, Kevin Walker (twice), John Kitchen, and Howard Walmsley.

• THE ladies at Whalley Golf Club held their July Open team event on Thursday. The morning players got off to a good start and certainly had the best of the weather as conditions deteriorated later in the day.

The winning team, with an excellent score of 101, was Margaret Calvert (Whalley), Bev Dodd (Rossendale), Val Robinson and Katherine Barratt (Accrington). In second place with 85 was Karen Stanworth (Clitheroe), Lynne Cahill, Karen Cuthbert and Ethel Dawson (Prestwich). Following closely in third place with 84 was Jan Burrows (Clitheroe), Joan Whittaker, Sarah Clemson and Julie Stephenson (Whalley).