Clarke celebrates at Archerfield Links

Star-studded cast raise

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Wed, 5 Oct 2011
Clarke celebrates at Archerfield Links

Darren Clarke put his recent poor form to the side by taking the honours at the Darren Clarke and Sir Ian Botham Celebrity Invitational at Archerfield Links from September 19-20.

Clarke, who has revealed his struggle to find the motivation since lifting the Claret Jug, fired 76 stableford points to win on countback against last week’s Alfred Dunhill Links champion Michael Hoey.

The annual two-day event staged on the stunning Fidra and Dirleton links courses, supported by a star-studded cast of celebrities, raised £400,000 for the Darren Clarke Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Leukemia Research and a number of other charities.

Sir Ian was also in the prizes, winning the team event alongside Johan Rupert, Stephen Tricky and Rob Hersov.

Among the sportsmen included Andrew Coltart, Chris Wood, Richard Finch, Oliver Fisher, Jamie Redknapp, Damon Hill, Dennis Taylor and Kevin Keegan.

Archerfield Links, which recently hosted the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open won by Catriona Matthew, offers visitor rates for £85 in the winter.

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