Wayne is a worthy winner in final of St Andrew’s Classic competition

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Wayne Ditchfield (Chorley) ran out a worthy winner in this years St Andrew’s Classic defeating Tommy Johnstone (Warrington) 21-17 in a close-fought final.

The players were neck and neck up to 16-16, but Ditchfield then pulled away to win the game and clinch his first St Andrew’s Classic title.

In the semi-finals, Ditchfield defeated S. Coupe (Preston) 21-18, and Johnstone accounted for D. Fisher (Wakefield) 21-17.

The organisers would like to thank the sponsors - Burnley Insurance Bureau, McParland Financial Management and Althams Travel Services, without whose generosity the event would not be possible.

• THE Heatherlea Mixed Doubles is held at Queensgate Bowling Club on Monday, June 4th from 10 a.m.

Entry is £6 per couple, limited to 32 pairs.

To enter, telephone 712068 or 437905.

• ANDY Trickett was in tremendous form at the weekend in the 67 Trophy at Towneley Golf Club.

The popular member won his first-ever major at the club with a net score of 133 over two days (62+71).

Former captain Anthony Hargreaves was runner-up on 136 (66+67), with Gary Turner on 143, with his score taking the best gross prize.

Martyn McEvoy’s best-ever score of 78-16-62 came top of the field on the Saturday, with Trickett runner-up (68-6-62) and the evergreen Jimmy Robertshank third (75-13-62).

Sunday’s winner was Hargreaves with an impressive 78-11-67, Neil Jackson taking second spot (73-5-68) and Anthony Fisher third (82-12-70).

The previous week, Danny Turner won the prestigious Express Cup with an excellent card of plus six.

Dave Cheetham was runner-up with plus four, and new member Neil Wood third, again with plus four.

The in-form Anthony Fisher won the Tuesday Stableford with 41 points, and Neil Jackson runner-up two points adrift.

The Thursday competition winner was W. Latham, on the card from S. Weldon, after both players amassed 39 points.

Nearest the pin awards went to Dave Cheetham and club president Steve Wyatt at holes six and 17 respectively.

The Spring Rose Bowl and LGU Medal at Towneley Golf Club on Sunday was won by Pat Robertshaw (97-25-72).

Second was Sue Miller (104-30-74).

• BURNLEY Golf Club hosted the Medal and ELLGA qualifier last Thursday, won by Lynda Makin (97–35–62).

Runner-up was Deborah Horrocks (100-28-72).

• FOOTBALL Mundial are launching their annual Summer Sixes league this month, which will be played on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights between 7-10 p.m. at Burnley College.

New teams are needed, of any standard.

Each team will play each other twice in the league. There will also be a Champions League-style cup competition, finishing with a knockout Cup Finals night at the end of the season!

All new teams get their first match for free, along with free registration and £50 discount voucher courtesy of www.stagweb.co.uk.

Match fees are £27 for a 40-minute match.

Football Mundial provide everything, with FA referees, professional organisation and onsite administration.

They have an exclusive deal with Mitre to supply their footballs.

To enter, fill out an application form at www.footballmundial.com, call 01937 841440, or e-mail info@footballmundial.com.