Joanne Morley Junior Challenge 17

Carr Drives Sale To Trophy Retention

WITHINGTON Golf Club were superb hosts after taking on the popular Joanne Morley Junior Challenge competition following the earlier postponement of the competition at Sale Golf Club with the problems caused by Storm Brian.

A bright sunny day, good course conditions and a record entry of players from well over 20 clubs in the region saw some great golf played by boys and girls under 16 years who were all a credit to their parents, junior organisers and clubs both on and off the course.


Adam Carr Receives The Trophy From Joanne

Golfing legend Joanne Morley, who has a fantastic record at amateur and professional level having played in the Curtis Cup and the Solheim Cup, on the LPGA and LET for several years and also being Vice Captain for a winning Solheim Cup team and has been involved in the competition for over 20 years.

Once more she was there to see off all of the players and present the prizes.

Also giving help and encouragement on the day were Withington officials Philip Morrow and Paul Higgins and Captain Martin Keates who enjoyed watching the players in action and it was also good to see Cheshire Junior organiser Graham McCormack giving his support to the competition.

Due to light shortage etc the competition was reduced to 16 holes and there was the usual tight finish needing a cpo on 36 points to decided the destiny of the coveted Joanne Morley Trophy won in 2016 by Daniel O’Gorman of Sale Golf Club.

Top Boy Daniel Beck Receives His Prize From Joanne Top Girl Bronwyn Parker Receives Her Prize From Joanne

Sale Junior Captain Adam Carr won the cpo from Daniel Beck (Styal), to take the trophy back to Sale, closely pursued by James Hobson (Sale) 35 points with the other boys’ prizes being won by James Ashfield (Delamere Forest) and Ryan Anderton (Chorley), both 34 and Henry Brogan (Delamere Forest) 33.

Leading in the girls was Bronwyn Parker (Styal) 35 from Josie Plowman (Manchester) 32, Josie Cowap (Crewe) 32, Amy Sarjantson (Didsbury) 29 and Imogen Williamson (Delamere Forest) 26.

Nearest the pin prizes went to Will Lord (Ringway) and Carina-May Teirney (Crompton and Royton) and the best u11 years and under prize was taken by Ben Brogan (Delamere Forest).


The final prizes on offer were the team prizes with the top team from Styal (Jack Muir, Bronwyn Parker and Daniel Beck) posting an impressive 103 points to lead in from Delamere Forest’s Henry and Ben Brogan and Oscar Doran 94.

Thanks go to the generous sponsorship given to the event by The Golf Foundation, Martin Wild from Callaway Golf, Marriott Worsley Park, Alderley Edge Golf Club, Sale Golf Club, Styal Golf Club, the Boomers and Swingers DR, the Trafford Golf Centre and The Aviary Golf in Timperley.


Scores – Boys 36 A Carr, D Beck, 35 J Hobson, 34 J Ashfield, R Anderton, 33 H Brogan, B Currie (Withington), J Muir, C Ward (Davyhulme Park), 31 M Dodd-Berry (Royal Liverpool), B Brogan, A Frost (Astbury) 30 J McCrindle (Royal Liverpool, J Hartland (Ringway) R Owen (Styal), A Mohun (Vicars Cross), O Doran (Delamere Forest), N Newhorn (Vicars Cross), 29 J Dolley (Vicars Cross), J Gornall (Preston), S Higgins (Withington), 28 O Johnson (Ringway) H Roberts (Delamere Forest), 27 G Livesey (Crewe), G Osborne (Delamere Forest), 26 A Arnold (Houldsworth), D Lynch (Styal), 25 C Self (Ringway), A Yearsley (Rochdale), A James (Rossendale), B Lee (Ringway), 24 J Nelson (Preston), J Stagg (Astbury), J Edwards (Astbury), S Johnson (Astbury), 22 W Hobson (Sale), 21 J Blackburn (Styal), 20 W Lord (Ringway), 18 J Graham (Ringway), A Lavelle (Ringway),

Girls- 35 B Parker, 32 J Plowman, 31 J Cowap, 29 A Sarjantson, 26 I Williamson, 25 C-M Teirney, 24 I Marsland (Lymm),22 S Grayson (Ringway), A Hirsch (Ringway), 21 B Ward (Ringway), 18 S Lee (Vicars Cross) 16 E Halstead (Rochdale), 17 E Parker (Styal).


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