Dan is youngest winner of Cheshire Cat

Dan Hayes is the youngest winner of the Cheshire Cat and also sets a new low scoring record

TOP players from across England and Scotland enjoyed two excellent days of top amateur golf as they played over 72 holes at Wilmslow and Stockport Golf Clubs for the coveted Cheshire Cat Trophy.
The competition is a World Amateur Golf Ranking event and was won by 16-year-old Dan Hayes from Bramhall Golf Club.
The Cheshire Junior Captain showed his class in the first two rounds at Wilmslow Golf Club with the Wilmslow Crow Trophy being competed for.
Dan was one of three players finishing level on seven-under par after the two rounds but he lost out to George Cannon (Glenbervie) who won the Wilmslow Crow with the best second round score of 68 from Dan 69 and Luke Quint (Ulverston) 70.
Then next day it was over to Stockport Golf Club for the 36-hole competition for the Stockport Salver.
In another enthralling contest Dan won by one shot from fellow Cheshire County junior golfer Cole Self (Ringway), with both players scoring in the 60’s for both rounds.
Dan was a worthy winner of the Cheshire Cat Trophy with scores of 68 69 66 68-271 ahead of George Cannon 69 68 71 66 274, Sam Johnson Astbury 70 70 69 69 278, Sam Hall Styal 71 70 69 70 280 and Luke Yardley Stockport 70 68 72.
Dan is believed to be the youngest player ever to win the Cat and the Salver and he has posted the lowest score ever in the Cat beating Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park) by a shot.
Both clubs and their courses and the excellent organisation of the competition were given deserving praise by the players and supporters.

Above: Dan with Stockport Captain, Richard Parker

George Cannon with Steve Greenhough
Sam Hall

Copy & images: Geoff Garnett

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