GARRY HOUSTON finished in a tie for fifth place at the PGA Cheshire and North Wales Open at Northop.

A total of 38 local professionals competed in the event and Carden Park pro Houston, a former European Tour player, carded a one over par round of 73 to finish three shots behind Jamie Howarth (Davenport) and Michael Jones (Royal Liverpool).

Howarth won the first play-off hole with a par to clinch the title and he is pictured with the trophy while Denbigh's Jason Shufflebotham fired a one under par 71 to finish third, just one shot behind the duo, and Matthew Pritchard of Northop (+2) was tied for eighth.

A Pro-Am preceded the tournament with Houston and Alex Rowland (Hawarden) finishing in a tie for second place on three under par, one shot behind winning professional Phil Archer of Poulton Park.

OLD PADESWOOD member Dave Smythe won the Flintshire Captains and Past Captains individual competition held at his home club, carding 44 points.

Keith Smith won the club's Presidents Day cup with 41 points. Graham Owen (40) was second with Eddie Bottomley (38) taking third place.

A President's Day Ladies nine hole stableford competition was also held and Elaine Darlington triumphed with

22 points. Joanne Wilcock (21) was second and Mabel Scaife (21) finished third.

Ian and Elaine Darlington were victorious in the Mr and Mrs Trophy, firing a score of 67.6. Runners up were Les & Val Taylor with 69.4.

Lady Captain Donna Jones, Lady Vice Captain Melony Willis-Pugh, Alan Spain and Gary Nickson won the Mixed Fun Texas Scramble, carding 55.7.

Ladies June Stableford: 1 Joyce Speed 36 pts; 2 Betty Ross 36; 3 Mary Lewis 35.

CLAYS Seniors 3-Ball competition: 1 Dave Jones, Mike Parks and Peter Fraser 119 pts; 2 Tony Owens, Harry Collins and Rodney Evans 118.

4-ball competition:

1 Ralph Hardy, Barry Evans, Malcolm Williams and Alan Bottomley 145; 2 Mike Kalka, Colin Evans, Mike Turner and Cliff Davies 141.

Powell’s Jewellers Competition: 1 Victoria Hart 103-36-67; 2 Jacqueline Moxon 101-30-71; 3 Dawn Thompson 92-21-71.

Seniors Memorial Trophy: 1 Neville Bassett 39 pts; 2 Dilly Jones 38; 3 Harold Hughes 37.

Tommy Davies Cup: 1 Martin Povey 40 pts; 2 Ian Barwood 37; 3 Jason Hill 36.

HENLLE PARK Captain's Day: 1 Peter Freegard 43 pts; 2 Andrew Eaton 41; 3 Ian Harris 41.

Div One: 1 Andrew Eaton 41; 2 Michael Andrew Jones 38; 3 Jack Harris 38; Div Two: 1 Peter Freegard 43; 2 Ian Paul Harris 41; 3 Roger Harris 38; Div Three: 1 Corey Morris 38; 2 Lewis Williams 33; 3 Reg Collins 33.

CHESTER Club Championship: 1 Daniel Piercy nett 148; 2 Greg Whitby 151; 3 Warren Dodd 152.

McGillicuddy Cup: 1 Scott Chesworth nett140; 2 Steve Gough 142; 3 Daniel Piercy 142.