Emily Price is girls' county golf champion

Emily Price with Kristian Wood, the tournament organiser and Lacon Childe School head of sport.

Emily Price with Kristian Wood, the tournament organiser and Lacon Childe School head of sport.

First published in Sport

CLEOBURY Mortimer Golf Club's Emily Price has won the Shropshire Schools girls golf tournament on home soil.

She won the trophy after shooting a gross 73, one over par for the 18 holes.

Cleobury spokesman Dave Pain said: “Emily’s score was just one over gross off the ladies stroke indexes.

“Considering there were England international boys on show who shot 71 gross, Emily’s score goes show how good she is. We are very proud of Emily.”

Emily's dad, Kelvin Price, said: “To win this, her first tournament of the year really sets Emily up for a busy schedule. We will be travelling all over the country this year and hope to be in the mix competing at the top of the leader board in many of them.”

Meanwhile, Alex Baines shot 40 points to win Cleobury’s ever-popular double roll-up competition.

Jack Severn, with 39 points, was also in good form and took second spot, while Guy Taylor carded 38 points to take third place.

The husband and wife team of Rob and Lyn Pinner shot 39 points to win the Eden Shield as 28 teams competed in a mixed section competition at the club.

Gary and Sian Hawes were second and Jamie and Deborah Fearnley, third.

The formidable foursome of Gary Mann, Aaron Booton, Nigel Williams and Martin Bower have finally lost out in a Texas AM competition.

The team recorded 99 points to be winning all the way through until the very last group appeared on the scene.

They were foiled by the team of Andy Thomas, Graham Fletcher, Dean Rogers and Roger Evans who shot 100 points.

Captain Andy Thomas said it was a great relief to get a team win.

‘We all played our par, the course was playing well and the putts dropped. we are delighted to win and hope to kick on during the summer season,” he said.

Aaron Booton and Craig Shorter posted 46 points to win a competition at Cleobury.

Paul Liggins and John Haywood, with 44 points, took second spot.

Booton and Shorter played out of their skin to shoot 46 points and clinch a well-deserved success.

Final standings: Aaron Booton and Craig Shorter - 46 points, Paul Liggins and John Haywood - 44 points.

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