A four-man Keighley Golf Club team overcame a poor start to finish second out of 18 teams in the Yorkshire PGA Overseas Pro-Am tournament in Portugal last week.

The team of Russell Newton, Malcolm Mawson, Cameron Dawson and club professional Mike Bradley started with a disappointing three-over-par score on the first day of the event, at San Lorenzo on the Algarve.

But they came second on the second day with a much better 12-under-par score, second again on the third day with nine under and fourth on the final day with five under.

Mike saidf: "We played well as a team to come runners-up for the second successive year, and could have won if we had done better on the opening day."

Riddlesden Golf Club pair Michael Bland and Stephen Barrett finished seventh out of 20 in the national finals of the Wilson Fourball tournament, played in appalling weather conditions in Fuengirola, Spain.

Bland and Barrett had earlier beaten clubmates Phil Toon and Colin Bottomley in the regional final, played at Riddlesden, to qualify for the national event.

n Help the Aged is calling on all golf clubs across Yorkshire to swing into action by signing up for the 10th annual Help the Aged Club Championship, which aims to raise £50,000 for the charity.

The winning golfer from each club that donates at least £100 to Help the Aged will play in the Unisys regional final at Fulford, York, in August. The national final follows at Royal Birkdale in October.

Contact Help the Aged special events organiser Kelly Blaney on 0171 253 2926 (fax -171 608 3911) for further details.


Branshaw - 4BBB Medal: 1 Paul Breary and Richard Sunderland 59, 2 Peter Hainsworth and Jimmy Hedges 59, 3 Phil Buxton and Chris Alvey 59.

Riddlesden - January Stableford, 1st Division: 1 Mick Scarborough 44pts, 2 Jonathan Whitley 36pts, 3 Phil Toon 36pts; 2nd Division: 1 Brian Hudson 44pts, 2 Duncan McGee 43pts; 3rd Division: 1 P Kilbey 42pts, 2 Stewart Clews 41pts, 3 Peter Maddocks 41pts.

January Medal, 1st Division: 1 Brian Brooksbank 72-12-60, 2 Nathan Stead 67-5-62; 2nd Division: 1 Tony Green 75-18-57, 2 Richard Ambrose 76-16-60, 3 John Blacka 78-18-60; 3rd Division: 1 Andrew Lee 76-20-56, 2 Roy Earle 82-22-60. Tony Green and Peter Metcalfe both had holes-in-one at the 15th.

Ladies December Shield: 1 Eileen Cropper 33pts, 2 Sharon Heap 31pts.

Silsden - January Medal (14 holes), 1st Division: 1 John Bellerby 54-13-43.89, 2 Tom Starkie 55-10-47.22, 3 Russell Clark 58-13-47.89; 2nd Division: 1 Phil Robinson 56-15-44.34, 2 Bob Peach 57-15-45.56, 3 Robert Cave 58-16-45.56; 3rd Division: 1 Steve Waddington 60-21-43.67, 2 John Mulcahy 61-21-44.67, 3 Peter Scally 60-19-45.23.

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