Congratulations to the Ilkley GC team of Chris Atkins, Mark Buckley and Oliver Shaw who represented the club in the Yorkshire Team Championship at Rotherham Golf Club on Wednesday 25th July, finishing 9th overall.
The top 18 teams in Yorkshire were competing over 36 holes with all 3 scores to count in a strong field featuring some of the best players from across the county.
After a challenging morning round, Ilkley were positioned inside the bottom six places and knew that a strong afternoon showing would be required to move out of the relegation places. In increasingly warm temperatures, all three players battled well and knocked a combined 16 shots off the morning round score. Mark Buckley’s one under par score of 69 led the way and this catapulted the team up the leaderboard. It was also pleasing to see such great support from Ilkley members who had made the long trip down to Rotherham to spectate and caddy.
Having gained promotion from the 2nd Division at Ilkley two weeks’ earlier, the team finished in 9th place overall and comfortably secured their place in the top division for next year. Congratulations to the winners on the day, Abbeydale Golf Club who finished one shot ahead of Fulford Golf Club.