Boston GC juniors book place in LGU final

BOSTON Golf Club was well represented in the Lincolnshire Golf Union Woodroffe Walter Cups at Belton Park Golf Club - with the under 18s team booking their place in the upcoming final.

BOSTON Golf Club was well represented in the Lincolnshire Golf Union Woodroffe Walter Cups at Belton Park Golf Club - with the under 18s team booking their place in the upcoming final.

The 36-hole strokeplay event saw the club’s leading eight boys and four girls compete on Friday.

They now go forward to the county matchplay finals at Canwick Park Golf Club at the end of October.

Boston’s leading player on the day was the in-form, Billy Spooner, who shot two one-under-par rounds of 70, finishing tied third to qualify for the play-offs.

The other notable performance was that of Harry Payne, who shot a very good 77 in the opening round and followed it up with a 75 to finish in 11th position.

Sam Vince opened with a two over 73 to be well in contention, but fell away badly in the afternoon with an 81.

Leaderboard: 1 Ben Anderson 66 + 69 135, 2 Connor Marsland 68 + 71 139, 3= Ashton Turner 74 + 66 140, Billy Spooner 70 + 70 140.

Other Boston scores: Harry Payne 77 + 75 152, Nicky Frost 79 + 82 161, Sam Vince 73 + 81 154, Matthew Hoyland 83 + 80 163, Freddie Mitchell 86 + 83 169.

Boston’s assistant professional Mark Skinner returned from holiday on Saturday and went straight into the Lincolnshire PGA Championships on Monday.

Obviously, a couple of weeks of sun and relaxation agreed with him as he finished the two rounds on level par after a 69 and a 73, to finish as third assistant and 10th overall.

He has also qualified for the matchplay stages at Normanby Park.

The event was won by ex-European Tour player Steve Bennett, with back to back 66s.

The B team earned a 5-1 victory over rivals Seacroft - with rookies Shane and Jordan Stengel both recording debut victories

They hosted their counterparts for the return fixture at Cowbridge on Saturday, after achieving a hard-fought draw over the Skegness links course earlier in the season.

B team captain Steve Hodgson gave debuts to Shane Stengal and his son Jordan, one of the most-improved juniors in the club this year.

In what is always a match played in the very best of spirits but always with a keen competitive edge, Boston claimed victory.

Results: S. Hodgson & G. Willis beat K. Tharby & P. Blease 4&3; T. Frost & N. Kemp halved with G. Taylor & T. Vokins, A. Ogden & J. Stengal beat R. Russell & T. Clingan 2&1, D. Hodgson & C. Taylor halved with S. Plaskitt & G. Brader, D. West & C. Woodcock beat R. Duncan & D. Colman 3&2, R. Woodcock & S. Stengal beat R. Cartwright & G. Belton 2&1

Boston’s seniors played Louth this week and, on home ground, reversed the away defeat by winning 7-3.

Ray Bennett, Les Martin and Chris Tinn, won the Tuesday 1-2-1-2 competition with 65 points.

Second, with 64 points, were Phil Parker, David Harrison and Keith James.

Third was Mike Stengel, Alan Barker and Mike Priestley with 63 points.

The competition was played over 17 holes because major work was being carried out on the greens, and one green at a time was out of action.