Grimsby duo prepare to take on champions
MARK Williams and Andy Williamson will be out for revenge on behalf of their Grimsby club-mates when they visit defending champions Steve Dixon and Rick Storey, of Forest Pines, in round three of the 2012 Telegraph Golf Challenge.
Last year's winners host Williams and Williamson after an away win at Grimsby in round two.
Dixon is one of only two players in the men's challenge, which started with 159 pairs, who play off a plus handicap.
The other is Rob Mackey, of Laceby Manor, who plays off plus one. He and his partner George Mackey also have home advantage in round three – against the Elsham pairing of Graham Fairbank and Vernon Kerins.
Third-round winners in the men's section, which has to be played by August 12, will then be only one step away from a place in the Telegraph Golf Challenge Grand Finals, to be staged at Forest Pines on Thursday, September 27.
The draw has also been made for round two of both ladies and senior sections, with the winners of each going straight through to the finals.
Three former winners are still going strong in the ladies section – and all three have home advantage.
Defending champions June Marshall and Kate Greenwood of Forest Pines won away in round one and are rewarded with home advantage this time against Elsham duo Carol Croft and Patsy Davies.
2008 champions Liz Turner, of Forest Pines, and Ann Marie Coleman, of Elsham, have a home draw against the Forest Pines pairing of Jenny Swain and Jean Cook.
And twice former winners Cei Chaplin and Jean Walker, also of Forest Pines, entertain the Grimsby pairing of Jane Peacock and Debbie Davison.
Laceby Manor will be guaranteed a place in the first ever senior finals with two of their pairs clashing in round two.
Two other Laceby pairings also have home advantage.
The finalists in all three sections of the Telegraph Challenge will this year have the chance to win a brand new Hyundai i30 car, in a deal sponsored by Read Hyundai of Grimsby, for the first hole-in-one at the par three seventh on the Pines section of the course.
See the full draw in today's Grimsby Telegraph.