County Knockouts

County Men’s Strokeplay champion Ryan Genner faces a stiff test in the quarter-finals of the Matchplay Championship as he tries to maintain his hopes of completing a 2022 County double.

The Overstone Park member is set to play Wellingborough’s Jonathan Harris in the last eight after he defeated Collingtree Park’s Trevor Twelftree in the first round.

Kettering’s Jordan Darnell, who won the net prize at the County Championships last month, is also through to the quarter-finals alongside Ben Hawkins, who beat Northampton club-mate Ben Lavender on the 18th hole.

The semi-final line-up for the Handicap Singles KO is almost complete after James Berry (Daventry), Ashley Hammond (Cold Ashby) and Philip Anderson (Brampton Heath) all reached the last four.

Berry and Hammond will go head-to-head, while Anderson is set to meet the winner of the quarter-final tie between Nick Tarlton (Kettering) and Paul Walters (Kingsthorpe).

Rushden’s Scott Manning and Alfie Masser are through to the Four Ball KO semi-finals after narrow wins in the previous two rounds, while Andrew Harrison
(Overstone Park) and James Newton (Farthingstone) have made the last four in the bottom half of the draw.

The Kingsthorpe father-and-son duo of Leigh Woodward and Elijah Woodward have won three matches to reach the Foursomes KO semi’s, where they will play Wellingborough’s Carl Hughes and Mark Walker or Staverton Park’s Steve Loydall and Phillip O’Hagan.

Jason Benzie and Ian Blakeley (Rushden) will take on Peter Butterwick and Carl Harrison (Farthingstone) in the other last four game.

Overstone Park and Peterborough Milton remain on course for a repeat of last year’s Seniors Team KO final after both sides qualified for the last four. Defending champions Overstone face Northampton, while Milton take on Farthingstone.