Nordyke paces Dodge City Prelude

first_imgDuane Wahrman added his second IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win of the season by racing to the checkered flag in the 15-lap main event. DODGE CITY, Kan. (Aug. 15) – Monty Nordyke scored his first Dodge City Raceway Park win in the Prelude to the IMCA SportMod Mayhem while Dakota Sproul continued his recent run of IMCA Modified supremacy by racing to his third consecutive DCRP triumph Saturday night. Monty Nordyke paced Dodge City Raceway Park’s Saturday night Prelude to the IMCA SportMod Mayhem. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley) A runner-up finisher on three occasions already this season, Chris Oliver broke into victory lane for the first time of the DCRP season by topping the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.  In the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event, Sproul rallied from the ninth starting position to take the lead away from Nick Link on the eighth lap en route to a straightaway triumph over Clay Sellard, who worked past Link in the closing rounds for runner-up honors. In the 20-lap Prelude to next weekend’s SportMod Mayhem, Nordyke capitalized on Luke Stallbaumer’s mechanical woes and then held off son Brendyn over the closing rounds for his first DCRP score. With Monty Nordyke taking command, Brendyn Nordyke tried to steal his thunder only to fall two car-lengths short at the stripe with Baker, Mike Lunow and Rogers rounding out the top five. By Lonnie Wheatley Nordyke became the race’s fourth different leader when he battled past Bart Baker on a lap 14 restart that followed a caution for Stallbaumer’s disabled mount on the backstretch. After Dan Rogers led the opening round, Stallbaumer had battled past Baker for the point on the eighth cir­cuit only to suffer race-ending driveline issues seven laps shy of the checkered flag. last_img read more

Close call for the defending champion

first_img7 May 2015 Close call for the defending champion Julie Brown, the defending English senior women’s champion, held on to her hopes of a title double by the skin of her teeth today.The number one seed eased through her first round match at Woodhall Spa, but she faced a battle royal in the quarter-finals before finally winning through on the 19th.Her opponent, Jackie Foster of Hertfordshire, was five up after 12 and Brown had to stage a remarkable fightback to secure her place in the semi-finals.“I just called on all my knowledge and just stuck in there,” said Brown, who was a winner on the Ladies European Tour before reverting to amateur status (Image © Leaderboard Photography).“I just kept plodding along and thought that if I kept hitting fairways and greens I might put some pressure on.”She won the 13th and 14th, halved the 15th, and then won the next three holes to get the match back to all square on the last. A textbook par on the 19th brought her back from the brink and into the semi-final, where she will meet Jo Galway of Sussex.Brown, from Staffordshire, is the only senior international left in the field after a day of surprises which saw top players take a tumble.Galway played her part. She beat former champion Janet Melville this morning and in the afternoon defeated Joan Pullen, a fellow Sussex player. Pullen was the giant-killer of the first round, beating British senior champion Cath Rawthore 3/2.Galway, a former Sussex champion who is playing this event for only the second time, said: “Tomorrow I shall go out and play my golf, just get on with it – and hope I can do the same as today!”Leicestershire’s Helen Lowe notched up two impressive wins today. She beat former champion Caroline Berry of Cheshire in the first round and then went past Lulu Housman, a senior international from Middlesex.Derbyshire’s Lindsey Shaw, the number two seed, edged through her morning match against Karen Jobling of Yorkshire, winning with a birdie on the 18th. But she got the measure of the greens in the afternoon and defeated yet another international, Chris Quinn of Hampshire.Shaw remarked: “Chris is a very good player, but I was just playing well today. I was three up at the turn and I kept my nose ahead. I’m absolutely delighted and tomorrow I’m just going to keep on trucking!”The semi-finals are: Julie Brown (Trentham) v Jo Galway (Pycombe); Lindsey Shaw (Chevin) v Helen Lowe (Scraptoft)Please click here for full scores from the championship match play and the second flightlast_img read more

Boys’ County Championships: A dramatic second day in Kent

first_img Tags: Boy’s County Finals, competitions, Devon, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshire 29 Aug 2019 Boys’ County Championships: A dramatic second day in Kent Devon will play Lancashire in the deciding match of this year’s Boys’ County Championships at North Foreland Golf Club in Kent.The Devon team claimed a narrow 5-4 win over hosts Kent on the opening day and they followed that up with another win by the same margin against Northamptonshire to give themselves maximum points heading into the final day.Northamptonshire’s Corey Neville and Joe Quinn got the match off to a good start with a 5 & 3 win over James Reed and Fred Bishop but it was Devon who went into lunch with a 2-1 lead after Craig Passmore and David Baldwin beat Owen Watts and Harry Oddy 3 & 1 and Matt Millar and Jay Scott supplied a 2 & 1 win over Max Hayward and Josh Pritchett.Oddy quickly levelled things up after lunch when he beat Baldwin 4 & 3 in the opening singles. Bishop and Reed edged Devon two points ahead with big wins over Pritchett and Hayward but that advantage was cut in half when Quinn beat Passmore 2 & 1 before Millar and then Jeffery halved with Luis Witherall and Neville to supply the point they needed to give their side its slender one point win.Devon are in the driving seat heading into the final day because their opponents Lancashire drew their second round match 4 ½ – 4 ½ with Kent after beating Northamptonshire 7-2 the day before. That means Lancashire need to win the decider while Devon would only require a halved match to win the trophy for the first time since the Boys’ County Championship was inaugurated in 1986.The local Kent team romped out of the blocks with a 2 ½ – ½ win in the morning foursomes. Jacob Kelso and George Young put the first point on the board with a 4 & 2 victory over George Holland and Matthew Jackman. Oliver Lewis-Perkins and Jack Shipton then doubled the advantage with a 3 & 1 against Charlie Ward and Jack Anthony McPhail before Oliver Gaisford and James Wright halved with Josh Fallows and Jamie Van Wyk.At that point it looked as if Lancashire had it all to do. That changed slightly when Holland beat the previously undefeated Kelso 5 & 3 in the opening singles but Kent quickly regained a two point lead when Young beat Alex James 5 & 3.Thereafter Fallowes and McPhail put two points on the board for Lancashire with 5 & 4 victories over Wright and Lewis-Perkins. Shipton edged Kent ahead again with a win on the 18th against Ward but Van Wyk evened things up with a 3 & 1 win against Gaisford.center_img Keep up to date with all the action from the final day of the County Championships here.last_img read more