Golf Sentinel champ Eardley bides his time in hat-trick bid
HOLDER Terry Eardley, who is aiming for a hat-trick of victories in the Sentinel Cup, has been given a first-round bye in this year's competition.
There are 42 entries in the main competition, while the Sentinel Shield has attracted 64 players, including defending champion Steve Machin, of Barlaston.
Sentinel Cup, first round draw (to be completed by May 21): N Colclough (Barlaston) v D Boyles (Blythe Bridge); J Cacia (Blythe Bridge) v G Ellis (Alsager); R Brookes (Whiston Hall) v G Jones (Westwood); D Keogh (Malkins Bank) v R Harrison Burslem); B Woodward (Westwood) v P Hughes (Barlaston); D Jones (Trentham Park) v D Oakes (Market Drayton); C Bentley (Westwood) v J Oakes (Market Drayton); J Blackhurst (Barlaston) v R Plant (Alsager); M Latham (Keele) v A Frost (Burslem); D Cooper (Burslem) v I Callbutt (Wychwood Park).
Byes: J Heath (Greenway Hall), D Johnstone (Trentham Park), C Bowler (Blythe Bridge), M Biddle (Malkins Bank), I Walker (Astbury), C Lyons (Blythe Bridge), A Murfin (Wolstanton), I McCue (Leek), R Harris (Barlaston), D Sayer (Wolstanton), R Bell (Newcastle), J Wilson (Congleton), D Leese (Alsager), T Eardley (Burslem), J Kendall (Burslem), C Bayley (Burslem), R Elkin (Trentham), G Hibell (Trentham Park), D Burgess (Leek), G Salt (Trentham), K Wood (Wolstanton), D Seabourne (Wolstanton).
Sentinel Shield, first round draw (to be completed by May 21): S Murfin (Westwood) v G Mycock (Barlaston), K Parker (Brookfield) v M Lawton (Burslem), A Reader (Westwood) v R Holley (Alsager), M Moore (Newcastle) v J Forbes (Brookfield), O Gilford (Onneley) v S Shore (Barlaston), J Foster (Gorstyhill) v M Whalley (Blythe Bridge), R Sutton (Alsager) v E Wood (Keele), T Martin (Brookfield) v C Pegg (Keele), S Smith (Burslem) v M Rigby (Keele), A Mannion (Burslem) v P Robinson (Onneley), M Shaw (Greenway Hall) v P Salt (Newcastle), P Povey (Newcastle) v P Bloor (Trentham Park), S Wood (Malkins Bank) v C Holdcroft (Westwood), P Barnes (Alsager) v T Mander (Trentham Park), S Machin (Barlaston) v G McCrory (Wolstanton), J Reynolds (Wychwood Park) v D Williams (Keele), R Slack (Westwood) v K Taylor (Alsager), D Hill (Alsager) v D Myatt (Wolstanton), S Hall (Izaak Walton) v B Hawe (Westwood), K Hyland (Congleton) v D Lawton (Trentham Park), S Bayley (Malkins Bank) v T Ansell (Burslem), J Holmes (Wolstanton) v D Chesworth (Gorstyhill), S Townsend (Wychwood Park) v A Holdcroft (Westwood), D Butters (Newcastle) v M Reardon (Newcastle), N Martin (Barlaston) v A Baxter (Leek), D Griffiths (Leek) v S Leese (Alsager), P White (Alsager) v D Blairs (Leek), D Barber (Brookfield) v S Mycock (Newcastle), M Toghill (Whiston Hall) v G Rushton (Blythe Bridge), P Hosey (Keele) v K Simpson (Greenway Hall), G Lowe (Westwood) v C Greenwood (Onneley), A Hodgkinson (Wolstanton) v T Pope (Burslem).