GOLF: Jordan makes it three in a row at Greetham’s Junior Open

Greetham Valley Junior Open winners with club captain Jim Wheeler and Beryl Crosland
Greetham Valley Junior Open winners with club captain Jim Wheeler and Beryl Crosland
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JORDAN Burdall won the Rutland Times Junior Open for the third time in a row with a brilliant gross 71 this week.

However this was Jordan’s toughest win yet. He broke the shaft on his driver after hole two and had to rely upon his three wood for the rest of the competition.

The reigning champion didn’t get off to the best of starts with a double bogie on the first, and he dropped a further two shots when he bogied the eight and ninth but they were his only bad holes. He had five birdies and ten par’s to take the win and see his handicap cut to point five.

Junior Captain Ryan Tarrant was second with a gross 78, pushing James Rowe to third on countback.

Will Farmer off ten was another player who didn’t get off to a good start, hooking his first shot off the tee into the trees and landing on the path between the Lakes and the Valley courses. But Will got his ball back into play, finishing the hole with a double bogie and went on to redeem himself by shooting a superb round which included seven pars and four birdies to finish with a net 67 to take the net Rutland Times Plate.

Harry Nicholls was second with a net 72 and Ed Farmer was third with 73.

The Beryl Crosland trophy for the best lady player went to county junior Harriet Hewitt who plays off eight. Harriet shot a gross 78 and was cut to seven.

ANDREW Queen put in a majestic round after a nightmare start to win win Greetham Valley’s Limestone trophy.

The ten-handicapper began the medal competition for players with handicaps from scratch to 18 with a string of three bogies.

However he parred eight of the next 10 holes and birdied the other two to put himself on just one over and back in contention for the title. A visit to the pond on the par three 14th resulted in a double bogie but refusing to be beaten, he fired two more birdies to finish two over gross with a net 64, and a cut to nine.

Gary Graham, off 15, took second place with a hard fought net 66. Five handicapper Ryan Tarrant was pushed back to third on countback for th second week running after coming home with 71 (net 66).

FORMER ladies president Beryl Croslan, playing off 17, came in with terrific net 73 to win the Gill Christie Trophy at Greetham.

She was nine over for the front nine but got her round going again on the back nine until an error on the par four 18th landed her with a triple bogie forcing the result to be decided by countback.

Lesley Young, off 19, was second with another strong showing, and ladies captain Eileen Pare was third with a net 74.

NEIL Harris won the seniors August Medal and the lowest gross with a splendid one over 73 (net 67).

Neil, off six, was just one over after nine with three bogies and two birdies, and he went on to shoot a level par back nine to win division one and a cut to five.

Derek Coombes was second with a net 67. Third place was settled on countback with Brian Rippin (net 68) edging ahead of Robert Birch and Robert Gray.

Denis Cleggett won division two with a net 67 with Mike Hooper second with a net 68, pushing Tony King into third on countback.

GREETHAM seniors continued their good form by trouncing Humberstone Heights 6-0 on the Lakes course.

Captain Peter Macdonald Pearce said that it was their best all round team performance so far this year.