OUTLANE have won the annual Halifax-Huddersfield Junior Claret Cup, which was this year held at Hebden Bridge.
The competition started in fine weather. Rain then arrived, but all the players managed to finish in what turned out to be a very close and exciting contest.
Clubs can enter as many players as they want for the team competition and the best two scores count for the Claret Cup.
Prizes are also awarded to individual best scores in the boys’ and girls’ sections.
Winner of the individual boys was Outlane’s Matthew Beaumont with 38 points and in second place came Lightcliffe’s Matthew Holden on 37.
The girls’ winner was Lightcliffe’s Georgia Holden (31 points), followed by Neeve Fisher, also on 31 but losing on countback.
The team prize was also a close affair with the Outlane individual winner’s score helping the team to total 73 points, with Nathan Lockwood and Tom Wimpenny getting 35 points each. Hebden Bridge were runners up (71 points), with Lightlcliffe third on countback.
A big talking point was the albatross from Crow Nest’s Jake Roach on the sixth hole – a feat which is unique in local junior golf and he was awarded a special prize for his efforts.
The Claret Cup is sponsored by Dave Cox, who has run the competition for nine years.