JASON Allies successfully defended his title to achieve back-to-back wins in the prestigious Garnet Scott Memorial Salver at The Worcestershire Golf Club.

Competitors from numerous clubs in England and Wales tackled lightning-fast greens and a blustery breeze.

Playing off a handicap of two, home player Allies returned 68 nett.

South Staffordshire’s Lee Whittall took second on countback from The Worcestershire’s Wickes Potgeiter with both on 71.

The best gross prize went to Worcester Golf and Country Club’s Duncan Macpherson with 74.

The Junior Open had a few familiar faces from last year alongside several home players including Harry Brimmel, Charlie Cain, Gus Milton and Grace Bowen.

Several players returned 72 nett with Sam Rowbottom, of Kings Norton, finishing third.

Second was Maisie Whittal, of Gaudet Luce, with 70 but the clear winner was Holly Murphy, of Kings Norton, with 63.

In the annual bogey competition the only player to beat the course was Fiona Lucas from Division Two at +1.

Sally Dare continued her return to form with a level-par round to take Division One.

Cathy Harris finished one-down as did Sue Wood and Jill Brierly in Division Two.

Norma Pottinger won the nine-hole stableford with 16 points.

The Redgrove Trophy match at Sapey was cancelled due to bad weather. But The Worcestershire won a friendly at home to The Herefordshire with two matches won and two drawn.

The midweek stableford off the white tees was won by Will Jones with 37 points ahead of Andy McCabe on 35 and Ian Bone on 34.

Off the yellow tees Phil Burton scored 43 to beat Dave Yule on 42 and John Flanagan on 36.

The ladies’ scratch team beat visitors Chevin 3½-1½. Lucy Walton triumphed 2&1, captain Diane Meakin 4&3 and Jackie Marks one-up.

The mixed team won 6-1 at home to Kings Norton.