Brown runner-up in two East PGA tournaments

Nene Park Open prizewinners.
Nene Park Open prizewinners.
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Stuart Brown was runner-up in the two latest tournaments on the East PGA circuit.

In the Rochford Hundred Golf Club Pro-Am in Southend, the Thorpe Wood professional finished with a three under par 68 after picking up birdies at three of the last four holes.

He collected a prize of £445 while the winner, Roger Gray of Thorndon Park Golf Club, picked up £600 for his 66.

Brown also took second spot in the Girton Golf Club Pro-Am after shooting a one under par 68.

Here he again pocketed £445 with the winner, James Taverner from Hendon Golf Club, taking home £600 for his sizzling 64.


Nene Park’s big annual men’s open, which this year attracted an entry of 132 golfers, produced some cracking scores.

Leading the way with a net 66 was Division Two (10-18 handicap) winner Richard Elliott.

The Nene Park member said afterwards he was ‘totally shocked’ by the result.

He said: “I can’t believe I’ve managed to hold a complete round together as I have been very inconsistent of late as the members I play with regularly can confirm.

“To do it in the Open is even more of a shock but very satisfying.”

The other divisions were also won by Nene Park members.

Michael Hinch took the Division One (0-9 handicap) prize with a net 69 and John Gribble the Division Three (19-28 handicap) honours with a net 70.

The event was sponsored by Robinsons Motor Group and Peterborough Golf Repairs.


Greetham Valley’s star junior Ellie Haughton continued her fine run of form to win both the gross and net prizes in the Savvi Travel sponsored Rutland Junior Open at Greetham Valley.

She won the gross section with a magnificent 71, four shots better than second-placed Sanjay Nithiyalingam from Burghley Park. Joe Carr, also from Burghley, was third with a 77.

Haughton won the net with a sizzling 60 followed by Carr on 61 and Tom Haynes from Greetham on 63.

Two days later Haughton won the Greetham Junior Championship with a gross 82.

Haynes was second with an 85 and 10 year-old Winston Childs third with a 92.

Graham Smith won Greetham’s senior club championship after adding a 75 in the second round at the weekend to his first round score of 86.

Runner-up with an 83 and 80 was Neil Lowndes.