Edge skipper leads the way in inaugural championship

Alderley Edge Golf Club were proud to host the first-ever County Nine-Hole Championship in England.

Setting the pace were first out players Alderley Edge Captain Bill Fisher with 38 points and playing partner Sale GC junior Adam Carr with 37, as their nine-hole scores had 18 points added.

Their scores proved too good with the Edge skipper taking the trophy and Adam securing the runners-up place after a card play off with G Johnstone (Alderley Edge) and Tom Hollingworth (Prestbury).

Cheshire President Sean Ritchie said: "Cheshire are proud to be the first county in the country to hold a Nine Hole Championship and Alderley Edge provided a terrific course for the event which had a good field of entrants and it proved to be a great inaugural event with the youngest player being ten-year-old Aaron Lavelle from Ringway.

"I would also like to thank all of the Cheshire officials for their excellent organisation and work on the day to make this a great starter for County Nine-Hole competitions across the country."

Cheshire President Sean Ritchie presented Bill Fisher with his winning trophy as well as a Cheshire plaque for hosting the event and a pair of county cuff links in recognition of Alderley Edge hosting the event.

Photo (l-r) Adam Carr, Cheshire President Sean Ritchie and Bill Fisher.

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