REDNAL’S Barrie Kirton missed out on the title at the HowDidiDo National Matchplay Championship, in Portugal.

The 18-handicapper who plays his golf at Harborne Church Farm GC joined his club-mate, Tony Durose, from Gloucester, and played five rounds of matchplay golf to finish adrift of eventual winners Tom Muldoon and Kevin Commins, from Newry.

Durose and Kirton were just two of 32 golfers from across the UK who received that reward after qualifying for the grand final, which featured singles, pairs, mixed pairs and senior pairs competitions.

l Droitwich GC results – Men’s Stableford Division One: Andrew Terry 39 Robin Hill 38; Andrew Guyatt 38.

Div Two: Rex Taylor 39; John Kenny 37; Tony Worley 36. Div Three: Clive Allen 41; Ian Hatfield 36; Richard Minor 36.