COLE Brown excelled on home turf as he stormed to victory against some of Cheshire’s best in Styal Golf Club’s latest junior competition.

The David Horsey Junior Open attracted a good field as players from across the region turned out to play, but Brown made full use of home advantage as he blitzed the competition by firing a stunning round of 61.

He finished four shots clear of Brooklyn Smith with Aiden Cuartero a further one shot back.

Brown’s Styal clubmate Doug Christopher also performed admirably as he shot 68.

Another Styal junior in action was Ryan Owen, but he could not help Cheshire Boys to victory in their annual match with long-standing rivals Lancashire.

Owen won his match at Northenden Golf Club, but Lancashire emerged 11-7 winners overall in the matchplay format.

Meanwhile, Division One of Styal’s Saturday stableford saw a three-way tie at the top.

Mark Mynes, Chris Hart and Simon Geddis all finished on 36 points, but Mynes was declared the winner via countback. Tom Bloor finished one point further back.

Division Two was much more clear-cut, with Dave Rice finishing clear of the field on 41 points.

Rice ended four points clear of second-placed Gavin Jamieson, with Mike McGuigan and Andy Morley both finishing on 34 points.

There was another clear winner at Alderley Edge as Mike O’Regan claimed the Professional’s Prize in authoritative fashion.

O’Regan’s haul of 42 points was enough to finish clear of David Snell and Andrew Holt, who both finished on 39.