ANDREW MacWhirter and Mark Littlejohn triumphed in the recent Winter Betterball Open at Ludlow Golf Club.

The duo amassed an impressive 50 points on a day of high-scoring with the pair of Steve Green and Mark Smith just two shots behind in second place.

Mike Dunn and Andy Davies were third on 47 points while Gywnne Griffiths and Mike Davies took fourth place on countback from Bob Richards and Trevor Atkinson, with both pairs finishing on 46 points.

Elsewhere, Ludlow GC held its first ‘Captain v Professional’ match of the year, with pro Russell Price’s team securing a narrow 4.5-3.5 victory.

Captain Alan Reid and partner Ian Hankinson came back from two down with four to play to secure a half against professional Price and his partner Kevin Humphries.

Reid sunk a testing putt on the last green for a nett birdie but Price’s team won four of the other seven matches to edge over the winning line.