Friday, July 17, 2015

Lanarkshire county final at East Kilbride GC

Darkness halts Woodhouse-Wood final after 21 

holes - to be replayed next month

The David and Goliath Lanarkshire men's county match-play final featuring 18 year old junior John Woodhouse, handicap 3, of the home club, and Ed Wood , +3 handicap player of Crow Wood and the holder and Lanarkshire six-man team regular, finished in stalemate when darkness stopped play after 21 holes last night atfter East Kilbride Golf Club.

John came out the traps flying and was five under par through 11 holes to be three up on favourite Ed Wood.  However a couple of loose tee shots let Ed back in and he looked to have won at the 18th when he had a 20 foot putt for eagle. 
He lagged up but young John holed a great putt from a distance, after a bunker escape,  to make birdie to keep the game going to extra holes. 
Ed looked favourite at 19th but another brilliant bunker escape by his opponent kept the match going and finally, after 21 holes, darkness prevailed. 
The final  will be replayed over 18 holes in August.

Willie Sharpe 
Lanarkshire Golf Association
 Press Officer



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