ALDERLEY Edge Golf Club’s professional has hailed a team achievement.

Edge’s Manchester and District Golf Alliance Dunham Forest Trophy team pulled off a great win over Chorley Golf Club to reach the last 16.

Charles le Sueur, Edge’s pro, said: “For those of you unfamiliar with this competition it is the scratch team and the pro playing singles match-play against the opposing team.

“Chorley had a team full of lower handicappers with every player in the team receiving shots.

“Due to a shortage of available players Andy Slater, Matt Spiller and Hansel Allen all had to play off a six handicap despite their indices being higher.

“Andy narrowly lost on the last despite being six down at the turn, Matt managed to win and Hansel narrowly lost. This meant we needed to win three of the last four matches.

“Simon McSweeney produced another win, this time 5 and 4. Ed Lawton lost on the 19th before vice captain Harry Sexton won 3 and 2 and I won 4 and 2 to claim a 4-3 victory for AEGC.

“We are now into the last 16, the furthest we have progressed in this competition in my 12 years here. A great achievement for a club of our size!

“We have drawn Denton GC in the next round away from home.”

Meanwhile, the President’s Prize at Alderley was won by Steve Bell, 39, one more than Richard Craven and Andrew Slater.

Edge’s women played a stableford and it was won by Jo Pratt after a card play-off on 36 with Lesley Fowler, one more than Sue Kendrick.

The nine-hole winner was Liz McGuire, 16.

Over at Styal Golf Club, Pat Chadwick won a women’s stableford on 33 after a card play-off with Helen Billington. Donna O’Reilly and Sue Grange were just one behind.

The nine-hole winner was Jenny Merren, 15, three more than Jane Gaskell.

A seniors singles at Styal saw division one won by Stephen Atherton, 37, from Graham Swann, 36, and Steve Walker, 34.

In division two, David Woodgate led in with 32, three more than Clive Senior, Mel Mason and John Parr.

The Friday Frolics at Styal resulted in David Ramsden on top with 20 from Charlie Thompson, 19.

Next day it was the Foursomes for the Aquilla Trophy and J Cook and R Carter were in a league of their own with 62.0 from A Karwal and L Wolstenholme, 68.0.