Overnight rain took some of the fire out of the well manicured Wheatley Golf Club and combined with a fine day with little wind there was an opportunity for some low scoring.
The morning round saw Fulford take the lead with a level par score of 213 – 3 shots clear of Phoenix on 216 and a further 4 shots ahead of Pannal on 220. The next 6 clubs were all within 3 shots of each other leaving for an exciting second round challenge.
Fulford rose to the occasion with some exceptional scoring, including a 65 from Charlie Thornton, who birdied the last 5 holes, and aptly supported by level pars from colleagues Jamie Miller and Damon Coulson.
Fulford, on 420, were a full 19 shots clear of second place Hessle with only a further 7 shots separating the next 4 clubs.
Charlie Thornton (best 36 hole score of 137) with the YUGC President Alastair Davidson
YUGC President with the 2nd Division Champions – Fulford Golf Club
(Damon Coulson, Charlie Thornton & Jamie Miller)