Results of the 2016 Open Championship

EAST RIDING UNION OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, played at Brough GC Thursday 1st September 2016.


Neil Burnley (Beverley & ER) won the East Riding Union Open Championship at Brough Golf Club following a dramatic four hole Play Off with Paul Mayoh Professional at Hainsworth Park, after both players had tied on 140.


The morning scores were dominated by a sparkling 66 from recent ERU Match Play Champion Andy Lockwood (Hessle). Matt Daley (Hainsworth Park) and Tom Duck (Scarborough NC) both had 68’s, with Neil Burnley on 69 and Jamie Coughlin (Bridlington), Paul Mayoh and Joe Allenby (Hessle) on 70. An exciting afternoon was in store.


In the afternoon Paul Mayoh added another 70 to total 140 to take the early clubhouse lead. Andy Lockwood slumped to a 76 and a 142 total and despite valiant attempts by Ryan Gray (Driffield) and Tom Duck both totaling 141, it was Neil Burnley who late in the afternoon shot 71 and tied with Paul Mayoh on 140.


After two holes of the play-off on holes 17 & 18 scores were tied resulting in a sudden death situation. The 17th was halved in 3’s. At the 18th, the forth play off hole, Neil Burnley drove into a bunker but with Paul Mayoh playing first and seeming to have the advantage he cleared the green, leaving a difficult shot. Neil Burnley hit his second on the green to 20 feet and when Paul's attempt to get up and down failed, Neil's four gave him the ERU Open Championship, the Needler Trophy and George Ash Salver, a title he had previously won in 2002.


Well done Neil!

Leading Scores

Leading Scores
Pos. Name (Club) Round 1 Round 2 Total
1st N. Burnley (Beverley & ER) 69 71 140
2nd P. Mayoh* (Hainsworth Park) 70 70 140
3rd R. Gray (Driffield) 73 68 141
4th T. Duck (Scarborough NC) 68 73 141
5th A. Lockwood (Hessle) 66 76 142
6th M. Raybould (Bridlington) 74 69 143
7th J. Woodhead* (Hessle) 78 66 144
8th R. Norton (Beverley & ER) 73 71 144
9th M. Woodall (Brough) 72 72 144
10th J. Allenby (Hessle) 70 74 144
11th M. Daley* (Hainsworth Park) 68 76 144
12th C. Ciullo* (Hull) 72 73 145
13th G. Brown* (Ganton) 76 70 146

* Denotes Professional


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