Neighbours win Hall Trophy by narrow margin
Barnard castle Golf Club
NICKY Lee-Shield continued his remarkable progress when he shot a two over par 75 to win the medal for the best gross score in a Junior Open at his home course, Barnard Castle.
But in a field of 38, the 15-year-old five-handicapper had to settle for second place overall behind clubmate Olivia Bainbridge, who recorded a nett 69 off her handicap of 19.
The winners of Sunday’s Hall Trophy, a mixed greensome, were Staindrop neighbours Phil Ball and Barbara Yorke with 47 points, beating Don and Yvonne Kidd on a countback.
Phil thanked ladies captain Joy Pallister for organising the event, while Barbara added: “Success at last. I might not have been partnering Phil for three years, but it feels like it.”
Nick and Sue Seddon continued their recent good form by finishing third with 46 points, while a remarkable exhibition of straight driving by Shirley Lind-Jackson helped her into fourth place with Colin Stead.
Clique Trophy: Adam Dobson 43 pts, Graham Gill 41, Mark Simpson 40.
Jack Manning Trophy: Gary Patterson 42 pts, Gordon Martin 42, James Peareth 41.
Pro-am qualifier: Neal Hallimond 41 pts, Andrew Steel 40, Paul Dobson 38.
Seniors: Len Kennedy Trophy No 7: Ross Law 43 pts, Mike Burgess 42, Alistair Dinwiddie 39.
Ladies Stableford: Sue Stevens 36 pts, Joy Pallister 34, Sue Seddon 33.
Team events: Juniors won 6-4 at home to Wynyard; TDU team won 16-8 at home to Rockliffe; seniors drew 4-4 at home to Penrith.