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Yorkshire Ladies on verge of Northern Counties title treble at Huddersfield

YORKSHIRE LADIES, who have a perfect four from four record in Northern Counties Match Week at Huddersfield, have been afforded the luxury of being able to claim a third successive crown even should they be held in their final assignment.

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Megan Clarke (Huddersfield).  Picture: Chris Stratford.

Yorkshire defending perfect record going into Roses clash

THE final three players in Yorkshire Ladies’ singles line-up returned two wins and a half to ensure the champions continued their perfect run in Northern Counties Match Week at Huddersfield.

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Megan Clarke (Huddersfield) has two wins and a half from her three matches so far in Northern Counties Match Week at her home club (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire move clear at Northern Counties Match Week as top order shows its strength at Huddersfield

Commanding play from Yorkshire Ladies’ top three in the singles ensured the champions made light of being held in the foursomes by Northumberland on day two of the Northern Counties Match Week at Huddersfield.

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Toni Louise Naylor (Sand Moor) won both her matches for Yorkshire as they beat Cumbria 8-1 at Huddersfield (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Northern Counties champions Yorkshire show mettle with commanding opening-day win

YORKSHIRE LADIES quickly made clear their intent to claim a third consecutive Northern Counties Match Week title as they brushed aside Cumbria 8-1 on the first day at Huddersfield.

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Megan Lockett represents Yorkshire at her home club Huddersfield this week (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire chasing victory and passport to English title defence

YORKSHIRE ladies will look to make the most of home advantage as they seek a third consecutive Northern Counties Match Week title at Huddersfield, starting today.

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Middlesbrough's Michael Hay holes a birdie putt at the 11th at Hornsea as Yorkshire defeated Durham (Picture: Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs).

Youngsters help Yorkshire claim top spot all on their own in Northern Counties League

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Lincoln Memorial University assistant golf coach Robert Genno keeps tabs on Wakefield's Dan Bradbury during the second round of the United States National finals.

Wakefield’s Dan Bradbury claims Freshman of the Year honour in Tennessee

WAKEFIELD’S Dan Bradbury came through exams involving both his course work and his on-course work with flying colours during his first year of a four-year golf scholarship in the USA.

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Wath's Nick Poppleton proudly displays the Brabazon Trophy, which now bears his name along with those such as Sandy Lyle and Michael Bonallack (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Wath’s Nick Poppleton now has his name alongside that of former Open and Masters winner Sandy Lyle

WATH’S Nick Poppleton did not have the opportunity to glance at the names of past winners of the Brabazon Trophy when it was handed to him after his dramatic play-off win at Frilford Heath on Sunday.

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Wath's Nick Poppleton with the Brabazon Trophy (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Wath's Nick Poppleton gains redemption as he wins English stroke play title and Brabazon Trophy

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Moortown's Nick McCarthy pictured during last year's Open at Royal Birkdale (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire).

Moortown’s Nick McCarthy takes route 66 to third place in Matchroom Sport Championship

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Wath's Nick Poppleton on his way to a 66 and a share of the first-round lead in the Brabazon Trophy (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Wath’s Nick Poppleton holes his first shot of the day and leads Brabazon Trophy

WATH’S Nick Poppleton spent all Thursday night contemplating a tricky chip shot that he was preparing to play when his first round in the Brabazon Trophy at Frilford Heath was halted by rain.

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South African Wilco Nienaber leads the Brabazon Trophy after a  weather-affected first day (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire duo David Houlding and David Hague impress early on in Brabazon

TWO Yorkshire players – David Houlding (Moortown) and Malton & Norton’s David Hague – sat inside the top four after a truncated first day of the Brabazon Trophy at Frilford Heath.

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Rotherham's Ben Schmidt with the trophy after winning the Yorkshire Boys' championship at Malton & Norton.

Rotherham’s Ben Schmidt enjoys double success as he is crowned Yorkshire Boys’ champion

ROTHERHAM’S Ben Schmidt is the new Yorkshire Boys’ champion after overcoming blustery winds and quick greens at Malton & Norton.

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Manchester United's captain Bobby Charlton holds the European Cup along with goalkeeper Alex Stepney after they defeated Portugal's champions Benfica at Wembley on May 29,1968 to become the first English winners of the competition (Picture: PA/PA Wire).

Sporting Bygones: Manchester United honour the lost Busby Babes with England’s first European Cup success

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The 'Voice of Golf' Peter Alliss is returning to Moor Allerton, where he was once professional, for an evening of anectodal chat.

WIN tickets for an Evening with Voice of Golf Peter Alliss at Moor Allerton

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Hallamshire's Alex Fitzpatrick came fourth in the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down.

Irish crown eludes Hallamshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick at Royal County Down

AN UNCHARACTERISTIC poor spell in the middle of his final round cost Yorkshire champion Alex Fitzpatrick the chance of lifting the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down.

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Hillsborough's Joe Dean, seen during last year's Open at Royal Birkdale (Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire).

Hillsborough’s Joe Dean starts EuroPro campaign with top-five finish

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Hallamshire's Alex Fitzpatrick pictured with England Golf coach Graham Walker (The Oaks).

Hallamshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick narrows gap at top in Irish Amateur

YORKSHIRE champion Alex Fitzpatrick moved a shot closer to the lead in the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down and now trails by just two at halfway.

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Hallamshire's Alex Fitzpatrick (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Hallamshire’s Alex Fitzpatrick lies second as Yorkshire players look strong in Irish Amateur

YORKSHIRE champion Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire) sat just one shot off the lead after shooting three-under-par 68 in the first round of the Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down.

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England Senior Championship second flight finalist Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield, fourth from right), seen two years ago after captaining England to European success.

Huddersfield’s Pat Wrightson one step from winning Ann Howard Trophy at Hallamshire

WAKEFIELD’S Julie Wheeldon went down by just one hole in the quarter-finals to end her hopes of winning the English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship on Yorkshire soil, at Hallamshire

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