JAMIE SMITH had the day’s best individual score as Halifax shared top spot with Horsforth in the Yorkshire Inter-District Union Junior Club Championship.

The three-handicapper carded 37 points in the event at the Hallamshire Golf Club, as Halifax came in with a total of 70, their other counter being Callum Lewis with 33.

Unfortunately his side lost out on countback to the Leeds side, with the third player’s score coming into the reckoning to give Horsforth 99 as opposed to Halifax’s 95.

Huddersfield stand between themselves and a Calderdale clean sweep in the Junior Foursomes (sponsored by Woodbrim Ltd).

In the recent third round ties, Lightcliffe beat Hebden Bridge 3 & 1, while Halifax knocked out Crosland Heath on the 20th hole.

Meanwhile, in the bottom half of the draw West End were 4 & 3 winners over Hanging Heaton, while Huddersfield booked a place in the semis by defeating Bradley Park 3 & 1.

The semis are scheduled for Monday, August 1, when Lightcliffe will face Halifax at Fixby, with West End meeting Huddersfield at Bradley Hall.

Elland junior captain Liam Neimantas won the Captain’s prize with nett scores of 66 and 63 when Barry Littlewood staged his captain’s day at the Hammerstones club.

Mark Gledhill was the first Tiger with scores of 65 and 67, Michael Bradley was first Rabbit 69, 66, while Beth Farren won the Ladies’ Captain’s prize with a 67. Other results:

Best gross Tiger: Nigel King 75-70; Best gross Rabbit: Barry Simmons 89-90; Best Nett Day 1: Michael Kenny 64; Best Nett Day 2: Paul Tomlinson 65; nearest pin: Steve Newcombe 39”.

Ladies: Captain’s prize Bethany Farren 67; runner-up: Karen Gledhill 68; Best gross Mary Mellor 94; nearest line Bev Taylor ¼”

Willow Valley’s Nick Hartley also held his Captain’s Day when George Parkinson win a net 88 won the medal competition, ahead of Alan Pinder 69 and Paul Blakeley 70.

Also among the prizes were John Reddy, Stephen Henry and Neil Greenwood who all had twos.

Results from Bradley Hall Ladies captain’s day are:

Lady Captain’s Cup winner: J Taylor; runner-up: A Martin; 18-hole medal silver winner: E Wheelwright; runner-up: B Grant; bronze 1 winner: E Bailey; bronze 1 runner-up: C Fisher; bronze 2 winner: S Howker; bronze 2 runner-up: J Stott.

9-hole 3 club + putter winner: S McFadzdean; runner-up: J Teale; mystery prize: H Ramsden and M Hellowell; nearest the pin: S Holdsworth; putting winner: L Ward.