Longridge Golf Club’s Mark Young’s reign as Lancashire County Golf Champion ended at Hillside Golf Club on Sunday - but his gallant defence ended with a fifth place finish.
His rounds of 73, 75, 77 and 75 gave him a total of 300 – six strokes behind the new Lancashire County Championship winner Haydon McCullen, of Delamere Forest.
Now Mark will be turning his attention to Open Championship qualification alongside further events in the Srixon Northern Order of Merit, which he currently leads.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Morgan played through all three rounds of the English Seniors’ Championship, held at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club.
With two rounds of 77 he made the cut, finishing with a final round of 88.
Saturday, May 25:
Guild Cup Qualifier Competition
1st: Garry Hooghkirk and Steve Laker: 45 points
2nd: James Brown and Les Porter: 43 points*
3rd: Mark Woods and Steven Wade: 43 points
4th: James Clegg and Timothy Clegg: 42 points*
5th: Ian Taylor and John Snape: 42 points
6th: Roger Cain and Bill Hayhurst: 41 points*
* - on countback
An additional nine pairs also qualified for the Preston & District Guild Cup Finals, which will be hosted by Longridge Golf Club on Sunday, July 14.
Sunday, May 26
Nellie Forrest Trophy Competition
Winner: Claire Rowlandson 62
2nd: Sheila Nolan 70
3rd: Stella Southworth 71
Monday, May 27
Bank Holiday Mixed Competition
Winners: Mark Woods and Christine Fairclough
Runners-Up: Andy Collinson and Linda Collinson
Saturday, June 1 and Saturday, June 8:
President’s Prize Competition – Two-day competition
Overall Winner: Ian Hacking 66 + 74 = 140
2nd: John Snape 71 + 70 = 141
3rd: Steve Brookfield 73 + 69 = 142
Best Gross: Tony Williams 73 + 74 = 147
Best Net - Day 1: John Cowburn 68
Best Net – Day 2: Chris Nolan 66
Sunday, June 9:
Hill Trophy and Medal No 3
Winner: Alex Forrest 65
Runner-Up: Muriel Burnham-Airey 70