Yorkshire golf - club news: Magnificent sevens lead Low Laithes GC quartet to victory

Low Laithes 'Really' Good Friday Eggstravaganza winners, l-r, Sam Leatham, Martin Leatham, Adrian Houseman and Stewart Wood, far right, with club professional Adrian Ambler.
Low Laithes 'Really' Good Friday Eggstravaganza winners, l-r, Sam Leatham, Martin Leatham, Adrian Houseman and Stewart Wood, far right, with club professional Adrian Ambler.
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TWO seven-point holes on the back nine proved crucial as Sam Leatham, Martin Leatham, Stewart Wood and Adrian Houseman won Low Laithes' inaugural 'Really' Good Friday Eggstravaganza event.

They took the honours on a count back in the Am-Am Stableford competition after amassing an excellent tally of 91pts.

The 14th and 17th holes proved pivotal, with five-handicapper Sam Leatham scoring a birdie for a net eagle at the former, where Houseman (handicap 14) carded a net birdie.

At the penultimate hole, Sam Leatham produced another birdie, this time for three points, while 13-handicapper Wood eagled the 456-yard par-5 hole.

The quartet had four six-point holes in a round given momentum by Wood scoring birdies at the first three holes, one gross and two net.

Only once did they dip below the par of four points for the hole, carding three at the seventh.

Fifteen-handicapper Martin Leatham also chipped in with three birdies, including at the 563-yard par-5 13th where all four men had birdies.

Saturday's betterball Stableford at Low Laithes saw Tony Cole (11) and Pat Williamson (20) take first place ahead of Neil Colborne (6) and Martin Leatham on the back nine after each pairing carded 46pts. Dave Cusworth and Roy Pickup finished third.

Cole and Williamson's round started inauspiciously with a one-pointer, but they added four net birdies in the next five holes, contributing a brace apiece.

Cole added a fifth net birdie at the ninth and a gross birdie at the 269-yard par-4 10th.

A second one-pointer of the round at the 12th was quickly offset with interest by a birdie/net eagle from Cole at the 13th and a net birdie from Williamson at the 14th.

Cole contributed three more birdies in the last four holes, one of them gross, as they added 24pts to their outward total of 22.

Sunday's betterball Stableford was won by Ian Halliday (12) and Dave Proctor (19) with 44pts, again on countback. Cole, this time partnered by seven-handicapper Dave Ritson, had to settle for second place while Fred Beckley and John Petty finished third.

Halliday and Proctor put together four consecutive birdies on both the front and back nines, from the second and the 12th respectively, with each contributing four.

Halliday added two more at the 17th and 18th to give them an inward tally of 24pts.