KILNWICK Percy opened the East Riding Junior League campaign with a 2-1 win over visiting Hull GC.

Lee Eastoe beat Jodi Campbell and Steven Kendra beat Daniel Wallis, while Jamie Nesfield lost to Ben Atkinson. However, the club's Scratch League team sampled their first defeat of the season at Ganstead Park. Meanwhile, the Bader Cup - the mixed greensomes stableford qualifier play off half-combined handicaps - was won by David and Carol Kilford, whose 35 points qualified them for the regional final at Pike Hills. Steve and Linda Johnson were second with Alan and Vivien Howson third.

World in motion

Two club champions from York will be aiming for 'world' glory on Monday. That's when two-handicap player Dave Holder from York GC and five-handicapper Gary Carbutt of Forest of Galtres will tee-off in the north-east regional round of the Jameson Golf World Champion of Champions tournament at the Forest Pines GC in Lincolnshire. They will be among a 66-strong field aiming for a top-five finish to go into the final, scheduled for the Woodhall Spa course on August 26-27. The event is being sponsored by leading Irish whiskey-makers Jameson and Golf World magazine to find the UK's best club golfer.

Welcome back

A happy return was enjoyed by Heworth GC's Alastair Smith, who marked a seven-year absence from the game with a 3 and 2 singles win in York Union's 22-14 defeat by East Riding in the Yorkshire Inter-District Union tie at Bridlington Belvedere. There was also a fine debut from Scarthingwell's Chris Watson. He and 16-year-old Stewart Parkin (Malton and Norton) won their foursomes by one hole before Watson won his singles 5 and 3.

Tee-glee races

KNARESBOROUGH GC professional Gary Vickers and his assistant Andrew Turner will be striving to be the main man from Tuesday to Thursday next week. The duo, plus Pannal GC's Dave Padgett and former Heworth GC professional Neil Cheetham, now of the Barlborough Links club in Sheffield, are in the entry list for the 54-hole Manx Classic at the Isle of Man's Castletown club.

Home James

FULFORD GC newcomer James Duckett won the club's stroke-play championship at his first attempt - but only after a play-off thriller with 16-year-old Matthew Lord. After both totalled a four-under-par 140 for the two rounds, the duo could not be separated until the fourth extra hole.

Updated: 10:52 Saturday, June 14, 2003