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.

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.

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.

Winner: Brooks Koepka holds up the tophy after retaining his US Open title. Picture: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

US Open final round: Fleetwood record fails to prevent Koepka retaining title

Runner-up Tommy Fleetwood paid tribute to Brooks Koepka after the American produced a nerveless display to become the first player to successfully defend the US Open in 29 years.

Brooks Koepka plays from the ninth tee on his way to successive wins in the US Open (Picture: Julio Cortez/AP).

Tommy Fleetwood goes close with 63 but Brooks Koepka retains his US Open crown

TOMMY FLEETWOOD came within inches of making history as Brooks Koepka impressively held his nerve to become the first player to win back-to-back US Open titles for 29 years.

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.

Ian Poulter plays a shot from a bunker during the US Open at Shinnecock Hills (Picture: Seth Wenig/AP).

USGA’s apology cuts no ice with Ian Poulter after US Open descends into farce at Shinnecock Hills

Tournament organisers admitted they went “too far” with the set-up of Shinnecock Hills after a day of “carnage” in the 118th US Open.

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

YORKSHIRE blooded three young debutants and included five teenagers in all as they defeated Durham 9.5-8.5 at Hornsea to move clear at the top of the Northern Counties League.

TOUGH DAY: Ian Poulter plays a shot from a bunker on the sixth hole during the second round of the US Open Picture: AP/Seth Wenig

WATCH - US Open (day two): Dustin Johnson embraces leading man role at Shinnecock

DUSTIN JOHNSON took a massive step towards a second US Open victory in three years as Ian Poulter’s challenge imploded on an eventful second day at Shinnecock Hills.

Setting the pace: Ian Poulter plays his shot from the 11th tee during the first round  in Southampton, New York.

US Open 1st round: Ian Poulter finds life a breeze

A RESUTGENT Ian Poulter claimed a share of the clubhouse lead as windy conditions sent scores soaring on the first day of the US Open, with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods just two of the high-profile victims.

Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy blown away as Poulter thrives at Shinnecock Hills

A resurgent Ian Poulter claimed a share of the clubhouse lead as windy conditions sent scores soaring on the first day of the US Open, with Rory McIlroy among the high-profile victims.

Rory McIlroy.

Tiger has inspired America’s golfing domination – McIlroy

Rory McIlroy believes Tiger Woods has played a significant role in the current American stranglehold on golf’s biggest prizes which he will attempt to break in this week’s US Open.

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.

Tiger Woods.

Woods looking for US Open win to complete his recovery

Tiger Woods is hoping to find the missing piece of the jigsaw at Shinnecock Hills to claim a first win since his latest comeback and end a 10-year victory drought in the majors.

England's Tommy Fleetwood. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

US Open: Tommy Fleetwood switched on to not being able to switch off

Tommy Fleetwood insists he will relish the “grind” of a traditional US Open as he looks to win a first major title at Shinnecock Hills.

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.

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

A YEAR on from being denied a place in the English men's amateur final by an unfortunate oversight, Wath's Nick Poppleton has become his country's stroke play champion.
Danny Willett is 10 under par after two rounds of the Italian Open and has not dropped a shot (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

Danny Willett earns reward in Italy for all his hard work

FORMER Masters champion Danny Willett is just one shot off the lead after 36 holes at the Italian Open.

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

MOORTOWN’S Nick McCarthy carded an eight-birdie closing 66 to share third place in the PGA EuroPro Tour’s Matchroom Sport Championship at Harleyford.

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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