THE Wychwood captain Darren Carver hopes to put his club on the map in the Lombard Challenge qualifier at The Oxfordshire.

Carver teams up with his club pro Adam Souter for the south region event next Wed-nesday.

They hope to make the grand final at Turkey’s Antalya Golf Club where ten teams will contest a £25,000 prize fund on November 25&26.

“Our club has never really done well in this sort of event, so we’re hoping we can make a mark this time,” said Carver.

“It would certainly raise the profile of our club if we can get to a final like this, so there’s a big incentive to do well.

“However my golf is very erratic to be honest, but I did play The Oxfordshire recently and came second with our lady captain, so that’s given me some experience of the course.

“It’s a nice place to play golf, but it’s very open and exposed.”

Souter came joint fourth in this month’s PGA National Pro-Am Championship qualifier at Camberley Heath.

  • ANNE Johnson won Chipping Norton’s ladies’ club championship by five shots from Imogen Vessey.

Johnson carded rounds of 78 and 81 for a total of 159, with Jayne Laurie third on 179.

Vessey won the handicap championship, pipping Jane Fleming on countback, while Eileen Rondell was third.

  • VICTORIA Hart cruised to victory in the BB&O Golf Partnership junior event on her home course of Hadden Hill.

Hart claimed the girls 12-and-under prize with 44 points, ahead of Sally Ayres (Frilford Heath), who scored 37.

Charlie Green (Tadmarton Heath) took the boys 13-and-over event with 41 points on countback, while Eden Shields (Bicester) won the girls’ non-handicap 12-hole competition with 37.

  • THE Duke and Duchess of Marlborough have officially named Kirtlington’s new Blenheim course.

After cutting the ribbon on the nine-hole course, they played a round with captains Leighton Davies (men) and Elaine Hunt (ladies).

  • DAVID Lane has won Goring & Streatley’s club championship for the 16th time and in his sixth different decade.