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Seniors win EG Northern Qualifier

Seniors win EG Northern Qualifier

The Yorkshire Senior Team won the Northern Counties Qualifying event at Pleasington Golf Club Tuesday 6th September.

Heavy rain in the morning made scoring difficult for the team consisting of Steve East, Andy Woodhead, Ian Backhouse, Richard Norton, Ian Clarke and Steve Cain. Despite pretty much every player carrying some sort of injury or ailment (normal for Seniors!) the guys dug deep and held a 6 shot lead over Lancashire at lunchtime.

The afternoon was building to an exciting finish when some dark clouds with electrical activity arrived and the players were taken from the course. Unfortunately, with light fading and no real prospect of completing the second round, Yorkshire were declared the winners as a result of the morning round only.

Special call out to Steve Cain and Ian Backhouse playing in their first “Big 6” event. Never an easy thing to do. Well done boys!

The team now move forward to represent the Northern Counties in The English County finals at Rothley Golf Club on October 4th to 6th.

Congratulations to the team and good luck in the finals.


Gary Cuthbert

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