Joanne Morley Junior Challenge 2018

Supporting the Golf Foundations and organised by WGTB Golf Competitions

Champion Charlie Hayton with Joanne

Top Team Styal

Styal Stars Shine At Sale

SALE Golf Club has proudly hosted the Joanne Morley Junior Challenge for over 20 years, a competition that has seen many of the players who have taken part go on to high levels of success in the amateur and professional games.

Joanne began her golf at Sale and went on to a stellar career winning numerous championships at international level including the Curtis Cup and then enjoyed great success in the professional game playing for ten years on the LPGA as well as the LET, being a member of the winning Solheim Cup team and she was also Vice Captain of the Solheim Cup for four years that included a memorable win for Europe over the USA in Ireland.

Joanne has never forgotten her golfing roots and has been a staunch supporter of the Joanne Morley Junior Challenge, linking with WGTB Golf Competitions, as well as junior golfers in the region.

Sale Golf Club did her proud by providing a course in superb condition with the pins in challenging positions on the green for over 40 entrants, boys and girls under 16 years at the start of 2018, from across the region.

They also gave great support in the welcoming clubhouse and the Captain David Carlile and Lady Captain Christine Johnson and several other top club personnel were on hand all days giving support to the organisers and the players.

Top Boy Will Hobson

 Top Girl Ella Maxwell

On the course the defending champion Adam Carr (Sale) led out the players and set an early pace with a solid round of 35 points which was overtaken by Ella Maxwell (Knutsford) with 36 points.

Also posting 35 points were Oliver Johnson (Delamere Forest) and Daniel Myers (Reddish Vale) Freddie Fairhurst (Lymm) and Henry Brogan (Delamere Forest).

Just a point behind were Cole Self (Ringway), Sam McLeod (Styal), Nathan Renhorn (Vicars Cross), Ellis Courtnell (Sale), Dan Beck (Sale), before a late flurry saw the leaderboard change.

In with 38 points were Aaron Lavelle (Ringway) and Will Hobson (Sale) but the eventual winner with a fine haul of points was Styal 11-handicapper Charlie Hayton to become the proud winner of the Joanne Morley Challenge Trophy and Will Hobson was top boy.

Ella Maxwell was the top girl ahead of Sophie Mullarkey (Lymm) 33 and Imogen Marsland (Lymm) 32.

Henry Brogan had the best gross score of 73 that included an eagle two on the seventh hole and also claiming balls for Twos were Jack Muir (Styal) and Will Lord (Ringway)

Nearest the pin prizes went to Jack Malpass (Crewe) and Sophie Mullarkey then it was all eyes on the top team scores with Styal’s trio of Charlie Hayton 40, Dan Beck 34 and Sam McLeod 34 racking up 108points to finish one clear of Sale’s Will Hobson 38, Adam Carr 35 and Ellis Courtnell 34.

All of the players, their organiser and supporters deserve great credit for the exemplary conduct on and off the course and also their excellent speed of play to make this a memorable day for them.


Scores 40 C Hayton, 38 W Hobson, A Lavelle, 36 E Maxwell, 35 O Johnson, A Carr, D Myers, H Brogan, F Fairhurst, 34 C Self, S McLeod, A Renhorn, E Courtnell, D Beck, 33 S Mullarkey, 32 J Hobson (Sale), I Marsland, J Malpass, 31 K Comboy (Knutsford), H Brioche (Ringway), W Lord (Ringway), B Currie (Withington), L Ion (Vicars Cross) 30 J Muir 29 T Rimmer (Delamere Forest), J Hartland (Ringway), 28 D Bennett (Styal), 27 H Darby (Reddish Vale), J Donaghey (Ringway),26 L Parkinson (Reddish Vale), L Parkinson (Reddish Vale)C Watts (Delamere Forest), E Lord (Ringway) 24 A Longden (Withington), 23 J Cowap (Crewe), 22 B Benton (Eaton), 21 S Grayson (Ringway), JHolden (Ringway), 20 D Edwards (Caldy), 19 T Pughe (Ringway) 16 J Maxwell (Knutsford), 15 S Croxton (Knutsford), NR J McDonagh (Knutsford).


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