BOB WALLACE conquered the wind and rain to win the Halifax, Huddersfield Union’s Seniors Championship over his home course at Crosland Heath.

The former Huddersfield Town and Halifax Town footballer (pictured), who now plays off a handicap of three, came in with a gross 78 to become the Union’s Seniors Strokeplay champion, giving him a one shot victory over Halifax’s Tony Gerrard, who is also the greenkeeper at Ogden and plays off a handicap of six.

Meanwhile, back in third place with a round of 81, was a past Union president and five handicapper, David Balderstone from Huddersfield.

Although relegated to third, Balderstone did have the consolation of being a member of the winning three-man Huddersfield team, alongside Graham Smith (81) and John Oxley (82) to lift the Senior Team Trophy with a score of 245.

As well as being runner-up in the main competition, Ogden’s Gerrard, also led his Halifax side to second place in the team event, along with David Peel and Jack Porteus, who were both in the prizes in the age group categories.

Leading results were:

Individual (gross): 1 B Wallace (Crosland Heath) 78; 2 A Gerrard (Halifax) 79; 3 D H Balderstone (Huddersfield) 81.

Category 1: age 55 to 59 (net) 1 J Broadbent (Halifax) 75; 2 C Phillips (Hebden Bridge) 75.

Category 2: age 60 to 64 (net) 1 J D Oxley (Huddersfield) 77; 2 D C Peel (Halifax) 78.

Category 3: age 65 to 69 (net) 1 K Wetherill (Hebden Bridge) 74; 2 S Whiteley (Meltham) 75.

Category 4: aged 70 plus (net) 1 J Porteus (Halifax 71); 2 R Gaukroger (Elland) 77.

Team: 1 Huddersfield (D H Balderstone 81, G Smith 82, J D Oxley 82); 2 Halifax (A Gerrard 79, D C Peel 84, J Porteus 87); 3 Crosland Heath (B Wallace 78, M Travis 82, H A Horsfall 92).