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BROTHERS SHINE IN COUNTY GOLF EVENT…

Teenage Leighton golfing brothers who attend the same school have both figured prominently in a major County competition.
Henry and George Wooster, both pupils at Cedars Upper school and members of Leighton Buzzard’s Plantation Road club, were amongst the 36-strong field in the Bedfordshire Schools County Scratch championships organised by Leighton-based former teacher David Sweetnam.
Older brother George was the only player in the event to play below his handicap, his nett 65 being the lowest score on a course with slick greens on a windy day.
While George finished 6th overall, younger brother Henry finished runner-up in the Under 16 Scratch championship, carding a creditable 84 shots for his 18-hole round.
* George Stephenson and Sam Harris won Leighton Juniors Millenium foursomes, beating Max Brunker and Josh Thorne in a sudden-death shoot out on the 19th hole.
* The new Captain of the 100-strong Leighton Ladies section is due to be installed today (Tuesday). Oonagh Russell will succeed Lesley Bednarek in a drive-in event organised by new Vice Captain Barbara Rickard.
* Birdies and eagles are season-round targets for golfers, but Peter and Josie Sheridan bagged a turkey when they won Leighton’s Mixed stableford foursomes by a four shot margin.
The former Mentmore duo carded an impressive 42 points to beat Charlie McNally and Anne Tilbury and Olivia Campbell and Ed Stephenson whose 38 points pipped Sue and John Preston by a shot.
The oven-ready bird will be presented to Peter and Josie and other winners of club competitions in the run-up to Christmas.
* Christine Purkiss carded 38 points to win Leighton Ladies stableford, two shots clear of runner-up Michelle Plummer, with Carolyn Chamberlain third with 35 points. Margaret Browning won the ladies nine-hole competition with 20 points, two clear of Barbara Deacon.
*Company research director Mark Vincent has four trophies under his belt after his best-ever season.  Mark, 59, a member of the Leighton club for the past ten years, won Graham Freer’s Captains’ Day with an impressive 40 point haul, carded 41 points to win the Leighton Sandhouse Beefeater trophy at West Herts; won Colin Aitken’s Sandhouse Captain’s Cup at Northampton with 43 points and was crowned Sandhouse 2022 champion with an aggregate three-round total of 123 points
Mark, research director with an engineering company, will now be Sandhouse Captain for the five-match 2023 Series, with Colin Aitken President.