Young golf star Jordan sets a course record

JORDAN Wrisdale underlined his potential as a future star with a superb course record-equalling round of 65 over Lincoln Golf Club at Torksey on Friday - winning the Lincolnshire under 18 event for the Jennings & Peggoty Cups along the way.

HIS six under par round featured seven birdies and only one blemish, a bogey on the final hole.

Fourteen-year-old Rizza, as he is known, is already the Boston club champion and was a member of the Boston team that won the English Junior Championship last year.

Second place went to another member of that team, Billy Spooner, 12, who shot a three under par, gross 69.

Boston dominated the event with five of their six players finishing under par nett.

Leaderboard: 1 Jordan Wrisdale (2) 65/63, 2 Billy Spooner (3) 69/66. Other scores: Nicky Frost (5) 75/70, Sam Vince (6) 75/69, Jordan Stengel (12) 81/69, Matthew Hoyland (8) 83/74.

On Saturday Boston B started their league campaign with a disappointing 3-3 draw at Cowbridge against Greetham Valley B.

They got off to a flying start, taking two-and-a-half points from the first three games, but Greetham rallied to level the match.

Captain Steve Hodgson rued the fact that some of his regular players were unavailable so he had to rely on reserves when A team players such as Jordan Wrisdale and Nicky Frost, who watched them tee-off, would have been happy to help out had he known that they were available.

Results: 1 M. Hyde & J. Hodgson halved, 2 S. Hodgson & G. Willis won 2&1, 3 D. Cartwright & T. Newton won 2&1, 4 J. Hull & J. Pocklington lost 3&2, 5 N. Ogden & K. Thorpe halved, 6 E. Markham & B. Aspenlagh lost 2 down.

Steve Hodgson’s dismay was short lived as the B team travelled to renew their keen rivalry with neighbours Seacroft Golf Club in a friendly fixture at Skegness on Sunday.

Despite suffering two heavy 4&3 defeats in the first two games, Boston rallied and won the match as their final pairing of Nick Odgen and Keith Thorpe won one final hole after solid displays by the middle order, which saw Nev Kemp make his B team debut.

Results: 1 S. Hodgson & N. Simpson lost 4&3, 2 D. Hodgson & C. Taylor lost 4&3, 3 E. Markham & T. Rollinson won 3&2, 4 C. Woodcock & N. Kemp halved, 5 M. Hyde & D. West won, 6 N. Ogden & K. Thorpe won by one hole.

Mark Jones won Sunday’s Anderson Cup with a superb one over par 73, nett 65.

His gross score was only bettered by the resurgent Sam Vince, who shot a level par 72 but still missed out on the prizes!

Nett Results: 1 Mark Jones (8) 65, 2 Jordan Wood (22) 66, 3 Michael Hobbs (15) 67. Gross Results: 1 Samuel Vince (5) 72, 2 Mark Jones (8) 73, 3 Colin Trestrail (4) 75.

In the seniors’ April stableford, Stan Rust carried the day and was the only player to better his handicap with a score of 37 points.

Leaderboard: 1 Stan Rust (28) 37, 2 AF Davy (27) 35, 3 Don Hulse (28) 33, 4 Terry North (21) 33, 5 Mike Priestley (23) 33, 6 Alan Bond (17) 32, 7 David Harrison (26) 32, 8 Gordon Wilkinson (22) 32, 9 Tony Sherwin (21) 31, 10 Geoff Bowd (22) 31.