The Yorkshire Challenge is a three day competition played on the three Ryder Cup venues of Yorkshire; Ganton, Lindrick and Moortown GC
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This year DDGC members Fergus and Mark Barron tested their golfing skill and endurance in the competition starting out at Moortown on Wednesday where they had an excellent round scoring 42 points with a “blob”. This was good enough for 2nd place and they won a Ping putter each.
On Thursday they moved on to Lindrick and nearly repeated their score finishing with 41 points which was 4th place on the day for which they won a Ping pencil bag and cap. A total of 83 points after the first two days meant that “Team Barron” were in 2nd place in the Moortown division.
The first two days tee times are allocated but on the third day tee times were in score order which meant that Fergus and Mark were last out at Ganton on the Friday playing with the tournament leaders James Appleyard (2) and Miles Foster (5) from Howley Hall. James and Miles were five points ahead of “Team Barron” at the start of play on Friday but after a cracking opening nine of 21 points the Barron’s had reduced the margin to just one point. Unfortunately a couple of not so good holes on the back nine disrupted their flow and they could only manage 16 points, finishing the day with 37 points. The Howley Hall pairing birdied the last to give them a one shot victory in the overall tournament.