RYAN Owen has produced a record round at Wilmslow Golf Club.

The scratch golfer's 67 in the annual Wilmslow Junior Open is now officially recognised as the best by a junior in the course's history.

Owen's performance came among a quality field of young talent from across the region.

His score was the best of the day on a course that survived some horrendous weather conditions, with nearby areas having been hit with extensive flooding.

He took the top gross prize from Nathan Newton of Royal Liverpool Golf Club, 72, and Sam Hall of Styal Golf Club, 73.

But the top trophy in the event goes to the best nett score.

That was achieved by Bramhall’s Liam Mann with 70-3-67, which won him the prize after a card play-off against Owen.

Next in was his Bramhall teammate Niall Curwen, 68, and Dylan Caton, 69.

The best under 15 nett score was won by Allaster Livingston of Knutsford Golf Club, and Hannah Morrison from Chapel-en-le-Frith was the top girl.

Nearest the pin and longest drive honours were won by Dan Fosbrook, Tom Rowson and Aaron Cullen, with all of the prizes presented by Wilmslow Lady Captain Hazel Dooley.

Meanwhile, the coveted Wilmslow Crow attracted players from across the country to take part in this England ranking competition which combines with the Stockport Salver for the Cheshire Cat Trophy.

Plenty of sub-par scores were posted in a close competition.

The outstanding score in round one came from former Crow winner Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park), with a seven-under-par 65 seeing him set the pace from Cheshire stars Tom Duncalf (Sandiway) 67, Ben Hallam (Wychwood Park) 68, Harry Beavan (Crewe) 69 and Jake Hibbert (Delamere Forest) 70.

More good scores followed in round two led by Callum Blinkhorn (Leigh) with a stunning 63 to add to his first round of 74 for a 137 total.

Tom Doran (Delamere Forest) had the second best round of 67 in round two.

The two-round score of Blinkhorn was matched by Beavan with a second round of 68, a total also achieved by Liam Gobin (Sandiway) and Sam Burton (Prestbury).

But Duncalf had the final word with a neat 69 seeing him into top spot with 136, eight under par, to join a very distinguished list of winners of the Wilmslow Crow.

Heavy rain has caused the Stockport Salver competition to be postponed for two weeks.