Off-form Oliver Wilson slips down world rankings after missing cut

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09-1886-18''Oliver Wilson

OLIVER Wilson caught the early flight back to the UK last week after failing to make the cut in the Czech Open.

He returned scores of 75 and 78 in 36 holes, which include two double and two triple bogies.

He now sits languishing in 151st spot in the European rankings with his world ranking down to a lowly 247th.

Greg Owen had a disappointing end to his venture in the Mid West Classic.

After three sub par rounds had got him into a mid table position, a closing round of three over par 74 dropped him down the leaderboard.

This week Owen is in action in the News Sentinel Open at the Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee, while Wilson tees up in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

At Rufford Park’s Junior Captains Day, Matthew Freeman won with 48 points one clear of runner up Callum Macfie with Lauren Norman in third with 43 points.

Winners in the Men’s Medal were Steven Swindells with a nett 67 in Division One.

The Second Division went to Roy Patterson with a nett 66, while Trevor Philips blitzed his way to the top spot in Division Three with a nett 59.

Coxmoor’s team of Rhiannon Linacre, Megan McJannet and Rebecca Williams became the first all girl team to compete in the E.G.U. Junior Club Championship at Woodall Spa over the weekend.

The threesome finished a creditable fourth on 151 points thanks to some good work from Rhiannon, who added 36 to her opening 40 points.

Megan carding consistant scores of 35 points and 34 points with Rebecca adding 40 points on day two to her opening 24 points.

In the Juniors Sinfield Trophy Keeley Sweeney lifted the cup with a nett 66, one ahead of Hillian Ryan with Pearce Whetton in third with a nett 70. Ashley Johnson returned the best scratch round of 76.

Chris Etches won the top division of the August Medal, carding a nett 69 to win by one from five players with a nett 70.

Ashley Johnson returned the day’s best scratch score of 71. Michael Karoly won Division Two with a best of the day nett 68, with Tony Walters in second - the best of four players finishing with nett 71.

The First Division of Sherwood Forest Ladies Stableford went to Caron Harrison on 34 points.

She won after a countback from Michelle Duckmanton with Mary Ryan in third place with 33 points.

Chez Abraham won Division Two with the day’s best total of 36 points, three clear of Mary Reader with Marlene Hurt in third with 28 points.

In the stableford run at the same time Kathryn Horberry topped Division One with 38 points, followed by Alison Scott on 36 points and Mary Ryan with 35 points.

Division Two went to Emma Anderson on a countback from Shirley Goulding, both with 36 points with Marlene Hurt in third on 34 points.

In Division Three Margaret Green won after returning 37 points, two clear of Kathy Shaw with third place going to Brenda Owens with 27 points. Margaret Edgell won the nine hole event.

In the Glennie Trophy and August Medal, Julie Revill lifted the trophy with a nett 70, one better than Morag Skelton with the days best scratch round of 84 coming from Sue Linacre.

Division One went to Julie Revill on nett 70 followed by Morag Skelton, nett 71 and Julie Lindsay nett 75. Chez Abraham carded a nett 75 to win Division Two by one from Anne Stoakley with Sue Taylor in third on nett 78.

Brenda Owens won the Third Division with a nett 74, five in front of Margaret Green with Diane Curley a further stroke of the pace in third.

For the third time in the month Margaret Edgell won the nine hole competition. Shirley Goulding was the winner of the Past Captains Competition.

At Oakmere Park, the Admirals Club Invitational Betterball Stableford was won by Nick Murcott and Nick Sellers.

The First Division of the Wally Hicklin Trophy Medal was won by Ian Williams with a nett 67, one better than Dave Cope with Sean Pearce in third with nett 71.

Stewart Jackson topped Division Two with a nett 69, two ahead of Roy Griffin, who took second on the back nine from Matthew Rowbottom.

Ramsdale Park’s’ Di Townsend is the first winner of EWGA’s new summer competition, The English women’s Par 3 championship, which was held at her home club last week.

“I just can’t believe it, I don’t win much and I’m thrilled to bits,” said the 30-handicapper, who played the challenging par three Lee course in net 38 – 16 below par.

She won the trophy and a £150 voucher for a Junge jacket from prize sponsor Compass Clothing.

Di and her playing partners, Georgina Stevenson and Anne Boucher, then scored a double for Ramsdale Park when they won the team prize.

They faced a long wait before their success was confirmed. The trio were among the early starters and Di, who kept a close eye on the scoreboard, said afterwards: “I’ve been very nervous. I was sure I’d get knocked off by someone in the last group.”