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Griffiths calls shots in Cup

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 20, 2014

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SIMON Griffiths was the runaway winner of the Scratch Cup, which is played over 36 holes at Ashbourne Golf Club.

It was his fourth success overall and the third successive Cup win for Griffiths.

He won with a gross score of 142 which included a superb opening round of 69.

The competition now doubles as The Club Championship and Griffiths' net score of 136 was also good enough to win the club's most prestigious event, making it a highly successful weekend for the three handicapper from Cubley.

In second place in the Scratch Cup was young George Hodson-Walker from Rangemore with a gross 153.

The runner-up to Griffiths in division one of the championship was another junior, Liam Waring with a net 140.

He might have won the event but for a disastrous 10 during his afternoon round.

The division two and three winners were of a more mature vintage, with Ashbourne resident Les Birkett taking the division two prize with a net score of 145 followed by past captain and president Tony Broadhurst with a net 147.

In division three, the winner was "silver fox" Steve Hall with a net 152 and in second place was Dave Peregrine from Mickleover with a net 155.

The competition was followed by a highly successful barbecue and disco in the clubhouse and in his acceptance speech Griffiths praised head greenkeeper Richard Walker and his staff.

Anyone interested in joining the club and who would like details of the membership and coaching packages available should call Andrew Smith on 01335 346960.

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