MATTHEW COLCOMBE, the Halifax, Huddersfield Union Junior Matchplay champion from Longley Park, will have home advantage when he opens his defence of the title against Crosland Heath’s Michael Lawrie next Monday.
Top seed in the Matchplay is Crow Nest Park’s Ben Adamson after his victory in the Junior Strokeplay at West End on Sunday where he shot 71 to win the Lightcliffe Tankard by a stroke from West End’s Ryan Greenwood.
Sam Bridges, last season’s Strokeplay winner, finished third as the top eight qualified for the Matchplay.
Aidan Ozanne made it a double for Crow Nest Park by posting a net 67 from his 19 handicap to win the Lightcliffe Trophy by three shots from Lawrie (5).
Longley Park also host the semi-finals of the Matchplay on Monday, August 11 (5.00 start) with the event then switching to Halifax (Ogden) for the 36-hole final on Sunday, August 31.
Strokeplay scores: 71 - B Adamson (Crow Nest Park). 72 - R Greenwood (West End). 73 - S Bridges (West End). 75- M Lawrie (Crosland Heath). 76 - M Colcombe (Longley Park). 78 - J Doherty (Longley Park); N Marsh (Elland): *A Walker (Longley Park). 79 - L Howell (Willow Valley); A Cryer (Hebden Bridge): *T Calvert (Willow Valley); S Pullen (Saddleworth); *C Ryan-Hicks (Longley Park). 82 - G Bamford (Hebden Bridge); M Hepworth (Woodsome Hall); M Peel (Lightcliffe). 83 - A Colcombe (Longley Park); J Shaw (Saddleworth). 84 - D Lax (Crow Nest Park); B Hardcastle (West End). 85 - R Jones (Crow Nest Park). 86 - G Branch (Willow Valley); N Scott (Crow Nest Park); A Ozanne (Crow Nest Park). 87- T Broadbent (Crow Nest Park). 88 - M Woolley (Saddleworth). 89 - T Johnson (Outlane); *T Williams (Lightcliffe); J Pell (Outlane). 90 - J Senior (Longley Park). 91 - M Anderson-Wild (Saddleworth); E Shaw (Marsden). 93 - C Reynolds (Outlane). 94 - A Butters (Willow Valley); T Caffrey (Saddleworth). 109 - A Finney (Lightcliffe). NR -T Finley (Longley Park); J Robinson (Longley Park); J Heywood (Saddleworth).* denotes not available for Matchplay.
First round Matchplay draw: 5.00: Adamson v Howell; 5.10 - Lawrie v Colcombe; 5.30 - Greenwood v Marsh; 5.30 - Bridges v Doherty.