CALUM Hey is hoping to make more history tonight by helping Shipley win their first ever Bradford Union Scratch League Division One title.

Hey, who became the youngest player to win the Bradford Open when he triumphed in 2013 at Cleckheaton as a 16-year-old Keighley member, has already played his part in an individual district double for the Beckfoot club.

He claimed his second Open crown at Bradford Golf Club earlier this month after team-mate Jamie Mountain won the Bradford Amateur Strokeplay.

And he returns to the Hawksworth club tonight with Shipley as the Scratch League is set up for a thrilling last-day climax.

His team currently trail leaders Bingley St Ives, who visit reigning champions Cleckheaton, by just a point while third-placed Baildon, who are five points off top spot, still have a glimmer of hope as they host South Bradford.

Hey confirmed his team will travel with confidence, saying: "All our team enjoy playing at Hawksworth so there is no reason why we can’t go there and get a good result.

"Then we’ve just go to hope things go our way elsewhere. Bingley have got a tough game at Cleckheaton."

Along with Hey and Mountain, Shipley have former Bradford Open champions Will Whiteoak and Danny Rowley, plus ex-professional Chris Howe, among their ranks.

They have been regular title challengers without always going the distance but were still in contention on the final day last season before being pipped by Cleckheaton.

Hey is hoping this could finally be their year, saying: "We have a really strong team. We seem to do it every year in that we start off well and reach the point where we want to push on and take a stronghold but then we slip up, so we really want to win it this time.

"We've had some good results as individuals and as a team. It’s a shame we didn’t do better in the Team Championship but Bingley won it with a good score."

Former South Craven pupil Hey, from Utley, is in a hot vein of form in what will be his last year on the amateur circuit before he embarks on a PGA qualification.

His Bradford Open win was sandwiched by victories in Northern Order of Merit event, The Hulbert Trophy, at Manchester Golf Club and the Bingley St Ives Salver.

"It was a good couple of weeks and I’ve been playing nicely," said the 20-year-old. "This has definitely been one of my better years. I struggled for a couple of seasons but I've been working hard with my coach (Tony Tomlinson at the Peter Cowen Academy in Rotherham) and got it back, so it is something to build on going into next year."

Whiteoak has also been in form, featuring prominently on the leaderboard in national competitions as he finished sixth in the Lytham Trophy and lost in a play-off in the Tillman Trophy – which he won in 2015 – after shooting two final-day 66s at Knole Park in Surrey.

Hey is hoping for good support from Shipley's members tonight. "As the season has gone on, we have had more and more people watching us and it is good to always have support there from your club," he said.

Hosts Bradford also have plenty to play for as they fight it out with Cleckheaton, who are a point behind them, to avoid a second-from-bottom finish.

But the traditional two up/two down promotion and relegation format across the divisions may be affected this season as plans are being considered to restructure the league from four to three divisions.

Meanwhile, an equally exciting title race in Division Two also reaches its climax tonight as leaders Northcliffe host second-placed Woodhall Hills, who are looking to overturn a three-point deficit.