Hall quartet come up to scratch

Halifax, Huddersfield and District Union of Golf Clubs v Sheffield at West End Golf Club, Pellon'Andy Shaw
Halifax, Huddersfield and District Union of Golf Clubs v Sheffield at West End Golf Club, Pellon'Andy Shaw

Bradley Hall won the Halifax-Huddersfield Union’s Scratch Team Championship for the ninth time in the last 22 years at Crosland Heath on Sunday.

They were joint leaders with Huddersfield after the first round of the Glenbrae-sponsored event but their quartet of Andy Shaw, Chris Lander, Sam Bridges and Andy Hare improved by six shots second time around.

Their Fixby counterparts, in contrast, found it harder going but comfortably held on to second spot from Halifax, who were led into a fine third place by Jamie Smith.

Last year’s Union team boss Shaw had two rounds of 73 for the winners, a score better only by Calder Valley golfer Aaron Schnacke who had a 145 total for Huddersfield.

Bridges won Saturday’s John Hamer Rosebowl at Bradley Hall with a gross 66, nett 65, and he fired a 70 in Sunday’s second round at Heath, a hillside course overlooking the Colne Valley.

Lander was also among the top four individuals while Hare was not at his best but still finished 18th indivbidual on the day.

The top 11 teams qualify for next year’s event but Lightcliffe, Crow Nest Park, Hebden Bridge and Queensbury must play in the second division event in 2016.

Scores: 1, Halifax Bradley Hall 301-295-596 (A C Shaw 73-73-146, C Lander 73-74-147, S Bridges 78-70-148, A Hare 77-78-155); 2, Huddersfield 301-306-607 (A Schnacke 69-76-145, R Broadley 75-76-151, B Tupman 79-75-154, J Skirrow 79-78-157); 3, Halifax 316-304-620 (J Smith 74-74-148, M Birkett 78-74-152, D Davison 80-79=159, C Mear 84-77-161); 4, Dewsbury 314-309-623 (B Crowther 76-74-150, M Colcombe 74-76-150, C Gaunt 77-78-155, R Speight 87-81-168); 5, Crosland Heath 318-312-623 (L Edmonds 74-75-149, L Collier 76-80-156, J C Woodhead 85-74-159, M Lawrie 83-83-166); 6, West End 316-319-635 (C Ingham 77-72-149, B Hardcastle 78-79-157, S HGorrocks 79-83-162, J Dix 82-85-167; 7, Meltham 315-329-644 (G McLean 76-78-154, J Fleetwood 80-80-160, J McAspurn 76-84-160, J Fish 83-87-170); 8, Bradley Park 330-321-651 (L Pilkington 77-74-151, P Kaye 76-81-157, B Kaye 84-78-162, A Taylor 93-88-181); 9, Saddleworth 329-322-651 (S Pullen 81-76-157, N Marner 81-10-161, D Pullen 83-81-164, M Wray 84-85-165 ); 10, Outlane 329-322-651 (J Hazelden 77-80-157, J Lawton 83-77, 157, S Beeby 85-78-163, B Jenkinson 84-87-171); 11, Todmorden 323-328-651 (F Greaves 79-79-158, C Thornsby 75-84-159, M Murray 82-81-163, T Barnes 87-84-171); 12, Lightcliffe 315-339-654 (F Schofield 71-78-149, T Williams 75-76-151, F Stokes 84-88-172, C Jaffry 85-97-182); 13, Crow Nest Park 333-332-665 (B Adamson 76-79-155, N Scott 87-77-164, J Campbell 84-81-165, S May 86-95-181); 14, Hebden Bridge 343-332-675 (I Powell 77-74-151, M Powell 90-83-173, G Bamford 89-85-174, J Allott 87-90-177); 15, Queensbury 348-342-690 (A Speak 83-80-163, S Town 83-84-167, P Cheesbrough 88-88-176, G Jones 94-90-184).