PAUL CARMAN will again team up with PGA Cup cap Simon Edwards, from North Wales, and host club man John Eyre will partner assistant David Astin when the North Region qualifier for the SkyCaddie PGA Fourball championship is staged at Woodsome Hall next Thursday.
Longley Park’s John Ambler and Bradley Park man Jamie Coverley link up in the battle for places in the final of an event supported by golf rainwear specialists Sunderland at Fulford on October 1-3.
Mirfield Driving Range man Robert Kershaw and Cleckheaton’s Warren Lockett join forces, West End professional David Rishworth partners assistant Darren Arber and Lee Shepherd plays with Julian Haworth, his boss at Willow Valley.
Other pairings include: David Delaney (Halifax) and Ricky Masters (Baildon); Nathan Stead (Queensbury) and David McKidd (Otley); Darren Rands (Willow Valley) and Danny Littlewood (Calverley).
Yorkshire PGA tournament director Jimmy Pape, who teaches at Garforth Golf Range, makes a rare playing appearance alongside Gary Hutchinson, the former Filey pro now based at South Cliffe.
Shepherd and Lyall Jardine, from Doncaster Driving Range, set a course record at Crow Nest Park in posting 66 to share top place in the club’s first pro-am, supported by Yorkshire PGA.
Woodsome Hall’s bid for the Yorkshire Team championship this year started and finished at the Division Three stage.
Though Chris Dyson maintained his run and shot a first round 68 and Richard Holt was in hot form, tagging a second round 69 to a 72, Woodsome Hall finished 10th of 18 teams at Hallowes, missed promotion by eight strokes and remain in Division Three for next season.
Moor Allerton won the title on 596 by a shot from Phoenix and will have home advantage when the Division Two event is staged at their course at Wike, Leeds, on July 30. Also promoted were Cleveland, Malton & Norton, Horsforth and Cleckheaton.
Woodsome Hall posted a 613 total – A Durie 89 83, T Jenkinson 75 83, R Holt 72 69, C Dyson 68 74.
It was another runners-up place for Helen Searle in the Yorkshire Junior championship at Catterick.
The 15-year-old Fixby girl, second to Curtis Cup player Naomi Edwards in the Yorkshire Ladies championship at Alwoodley in May, posted 75 73 to finish a shot back from Harrogate’s Nicola Dunn, a member of Yorkshire’s side that retained the Northern Counties title at Arcot Hall to qualify to defend the English title at Long Ashton, Bristol in September.
Dunn stormed in from behind with a 69 following a 78.
Fixby’s Amelia Covell, 15 handicap, won the net prize on 141 (81 84) after a card play-off against Samantha Payne, from Saltburn.