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Kearley’s lowest score in medal
SOME good scores were carded in the men’s March Medal and 82 starters turned out on a cold and windy morning, writes Peter Crowter.
Top scores were very close in all three divisions with Mike Vincent leading Division One with a fine 67 nett.
Ian Kearley went two shots better to lead Division Two and card the lowest score of the day with an excellent 65 nett.
The Division Three winner was the man on form at the moment, Derek Griggs with a nett 66, which also earned him a two-shot handicap reduction.
Division One: 1 Mike Vincent 78-11-67, 2 (acb) Matt Gale 80-10-70, 3 Ralph Daubeney 81-11-70.
Division Two: Ian Kearley 79-14-65, 2 Mike McGrady 83-15-68, 3 Roger Galpin 85-16-69.
Division Three: 1 Derek Griggs 88-22-66, 2 Lawrence Turner 89-21-68, 3 Barry Pitcher 88-19-69.
* Kearley, McGrady and Turner received a one-shot handicap cut.
THURSDAY morning was another cold one for the veterans and there was a moderate turnout of 46 for the fourth and final round of the Winter Shield Stableford.
The scoring was also moderate but one score stood out from the rest and that was 42 points carded by Keith Delves in Division Two.
His hefty score was five points clear of the rest of the field and earned him a two-shot handicap cut.
Leading Division One was Richard Fox with 37 points.
Division One: 1 Richard Fox (17) – 37 points, 2 Alan Harvey (17) – 36, 3 (acb) Roy Gill (12) – 34, 4 Mike McGrady (15) – 34.
Division Two: 1 Keith Delves (24) – 42, 2 Derek Griggs (22) – 35, 3 Ian Wigglesworth (28) – 34, 4 Mike Conway (27) – 33.
The winner of the Winter Shield with a total score from the best three games is Keith Delves with 115 (38, 35 & 42). Second is Jim Rogers 110 (36, 34 & 40).
THIS week the ladies played an individual 18-hole Stableford qualifying competition held over from before Christmas, writes Rosemary Shepherd.
The prizes were the meat vouchers, which might have bought Christmas Dinner.
The Saturday Meat Run and the Tuesday Chicken Chase were each played in very cold, but dry conditions.
A reduced field of just four ladies played on Saturday and the winner was Ruth Donovan with 34 points.
Tuesday’s competition was keenly contested by 23 ladies. The winner was Carole Brown (31pts) on countback from Nicky Stone and in third was Pat Baldwin (30pts).