Yorkshire golf - club news: Last-hole setback for Eddie Crapper proves only blip as he wins Birley Wood GC title

Halifax West End GC's captain Gordon Abernethy, centre, hands over a cheque for 1,200 to Margaret and Nev Smith, from Help For Heroes.
Halifax West End GC's captain Gordon Abernethy, centre, hands over a cheque for 1,200 to Margaret and Nev Smith, from Help For Heroes.
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EDDIE CRAPPER proved an emphatic winner of Birley Wood GC's Wednesday League Top 12 Play-off Final as he carded 37pts.

The 19-handicapper won by four from runner-up Terry Jones, who bested Steven Fletcher on count back.

New Keighley GC member Joseph Mancakas had a hole-in-one at the eighth.

New Keighley GC member Joseph Mancakas had a hole-in-one at the eighth.

Crapper got his round moving with a par at the second that was worth four points as he was receiving two shots at the 367-yard par-4 hole.

A couple of one pointers at the fourth and seventh holes stalled him a little, but he scored a net birdie at the 279-yard par-4 eighth to amass 19pts to the turn.

The first eight holes on the back nine saw him acquire two pointers plus net birdies at the 12th and 17th, both par-3s.

He might have feared his chance of victory had gone when he blobbed for the only time on the final hole, but little did he know he had already accumulated enough points for victory.

Victory in Birley Wood's Saturday medal went to Nigel Broadley (74-9-65) by a shot from Paul Baldwin (87-21-66). A point further back in third was Carlton Hollis (78-11-67).

The Junior Saturday Medal was won by Oliver Harrison (81-20-61) by three shots from Lewis Harrison (74-10-64). Harry Emmingham was third (76-10-66).

Bracken Ghyll GC's Men's Night attracted 32 players for a 13-hole Stableford, which Graham Philpin won with 28pts.

Paul Gilderdale (28pts) was second and Richard Beilby (27pts) third.

The top 15 players receive points in the Order of Merit.

The club's April Seniors SCT Medal was won by David Harrison (92-25-67), beating Nick Cook (74-6-68) by a shot. He in turn was a shot ahead of third-placed Colin Graveling (84-15-69).

Halifax West End GC captain Gordon Abernethy has handed over a cheque for £1,200 to the Help For Heroes charity, money raised by club members during his year in office.

Bridlington GC still have places available for the 21st staging of their pro-am, held in association with the Yorkshire PGA, on Friday, June 3.

The main sponsors this year are Lloyd Dowson Chartered Accountants (Bridlington & Scarborough).

Anyone interested in further information should call 01262 674 721 or e-mail ahow17@aol.com.

Every year the event helps raise money for worthwhile charities and over £50,000 has been donated in its time. This year the beneficiary will be Viking FM's Cash for Kids.

New Keighley GC member Joseph Mancakas had a hole-in-one at the club's eighth hole.