Lancaster beat Morecambe and Heysham to 2014 Clayton Trophy

Morecambe Golf Club's Oliver Hirst Greenham blasts out of a bunker during the 2014 Clayton Trophy. Picture: Tony North
Morecambe Golf Club's Oliver Hirst Greenham blasts out of a bunker during the 2014 Clayton Trophy. Picture: Tony North

Lancaster ran out winners of the districts’s blue riband golf event on Saturday.

The prestigious Clayton Trophy competition has been held between Heysham, Morecambe and Lancaster 74 times since its presentation in 1935 by the late Councillor Freddie Clayton.

Josh Maguire playing for Lancaster Golf Club in the Clayton Trophy. Picture: Tony North

Josh Maguire playing for Lancaster Golf Club in the Clayton Trophy. Picture: Tony North

Morecambe Golf Club were the hosts of the 2014 version of the event with all three teams playing some fantastic golf as Lancaster ran out the eventual winners by seven shots.

They finished with a total score of 891, with Morecambe second in 898 and Heysham third with 910.

The matchplay foursomes began at 8.30am with the wind and slick greens proving testing.

The eventual winners led at the halfway point with a credible score of 296, followed by Morecambe on 303 and Heysham on 311.

After lunch the singles started and the large crowd of spectators were treated to some great golf.

All three teams produced some top quality play with not much to choose between the three sides.

A fantastic hole in one for Lancaster’s Luke Walker on the 12th and rounds of 68 by team mate Adam Stone, 69 from Morecambe’s Tom Wainn and 68 from Heysham’s Simon Robinson meant that the afternoon scores could only be separated by five shots.

In the end the morning session proved decisive as Lancaster took local bragging rights and the coveted trophy.