Home advantage helps juniors

Prize-winners at Bridlington Golf Club's Junior Open
Prize-winners at Bridlington Golf Club's Junior Open

A number of excellent scores were returned as Bridlington Golf Club held its annual Junior Open last week.

It was a particularly good day for the junior members of the host club, who made a clean sweep of the silverware, picking up the Mary Doughty Salver, Sheppard Trophy and the Wilby Signs Trophy.

This popular event which attracts juniors from all over Yorkshire and this year, the weather stayed fine for all the competitors

Brendan Wright won the Mary Doughty Salver for returning the best gross score of the day, with an excellent two-over-par 74.

The Sheppard Trophy, given for the best overall nett score of the day was retained by Mollie Howarth, who returned a brilliant 67, which was seven-under-par.

The Wilby Signs Trophy is presented for the winning team score and this was achieved the Bridlington GC number two team, consisting of Thomas Thornton, Oliver Beckett, Josh Wilkins and Mollie Howarth.

Flamborough Head Golf Club member Lara Ackers won the girls event with a very good score of 69, which was five-under-par.

Other notable Bridlington Golf Club results saw Josh Wilkins winning the boys event with an excellent nett score of 68 and Thomas Thornton and Kewell Walker completing the podium places.

A packed clubhouse witnessed the prizes presented by Lawrie Weir, event organiser Anthony Howarth and club captain Dean Thompson, who thanked everyone who had helped to make it a successful day.


Mary Doughty Salver (Best Overall Gross): Brendan Wright (Bridlington GC) 74

Sheppard Trophy (Best Overall Nett): Mollie Howarth (Bridlington GC) 67

Nearest the pin on the 2nd hole: Brendan Wright 7ft 9ins

Wilby Signs Team Trophy: Bridlington No.2 (Thomas Thornton, Oliver Beckett, Josh Wilkins, Mollie Howarth)


1st: Josh Wilkins (Bridlington GC) Nett

2nd: Thomas Thornton (Bridlington GC) 71

3rd: Kewell Walker (Bridlington GC) 72

4th: Oliver Beckett (Bridlington GC) 74

5th: J Bancroft (Boothferry GC) 74


1st: Lara Ackers (Flamborough Head GC) Nett 69

2nd: Georgina Hirst (Flamborough head GC) 75

3rd: Lucy Height (Bridlington GC) 76

4th: Lucy Raspin (The Oaks) 76

5th: Rebecca Scutt (The Oaks) 78

Nine Hole Stableford

1st: Ellie Scutt (The Oaks)

2nd: Connie Howarth (Bridlington GC)

3rd: Archie Thompson (Bridlington GC))