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GOLF: Barry pitches in to beat the field
IT WAS a cool and very windy day for the men’s Sunday competition, which was the RNLI Medal. The tricky conditions resulted in some modest scoring and 12 men handed in no result cards.
There were only two scores in the 60s and they both came from Division Three with Barry Pitcher carding an excellent nett 65, way clear of the rest of the field.
Junior Kieran Mulhall continued his winning ways, leading Division One with a nett 73 while Richard Fox topped Division Two with a nett 72.
Division One: 1 Kieran Mulhall (81-8-73), 2 Steve Pratt (82-7-75), 3 Mike Savage (86-10-76).
Division Two: 1 Richard Fox (90-18-72), 2 Pat Hart (87-14-73), 3 Mike McGrady (90-15-75).
Division Three: 1 Barry Pitcher (85-20-65), 2 Phil Lathey (95-26-69), 3 Tom Hunt (101-27-74).
Pitcher received a three-shot handicap reduction and Lathey a two-shot cut.
* Bridport’s Hardy B team clinched promotion by beating league leaders Crane Valley at home on Saturday.
It is their third successive promotion, and they will play in the first division next year.
THE Thursday competition was a Stableford incorporating the Over-70s Cup.
The weather was calm, warm and humid and there were 56 entries. Youngsters in their 60s were allowed to take part but did not of course, qualify for the cup. However, this was not an issue because they were out-scored by their senior colleagues who took the top five places on the leaderboard. Number six and top scorer for the youngsters was Dave Buckland with 36 points, whereas septuagenarian Mike Stockton amassed 41 points and won the cup.
Over-70s – 1 Mike Stokton (25) 41 points, 2 Gerald Allum (19) 39, 3 (on countback) Angus Nicoll(14) 38, 4 Dave Dowling (15) 38.
Under-70s – 1 Dave Buckland (21) 36 points, 2 Malcolm Peach (24) 34, 3 (on countback) Martin Oliver (20) 32, 4 Tim Bassett (18) 32.
Stokton’s handicap was reduced by one shot. Ladies’ Section THE weather for the Ladies’ September Medal showed definite signs that autumn is fast approaching, writes Rose-mary Shepherd.
The five ladies who played on Saturday had a slightly calmer round than the 33 who played on Tuesday.
Having played so often without a breeze recently, the wind made for some challenging conditions.
Division A: Toshiko Ricketts (nett 73).
Division B: Sally Woolmington (nett 72).
Division C: Paula Cave (nett 71).
As the overall winner, Cave won the LGU brooch and her handicap was also reduced by one.
There was a tie for the fewest putts in the round with Vivi-enne Gill, Diane Stothard and Sylvia Frampton each having just 30 putts.
The winner of the Stableford competition for 36 handicappers was won by Heather Chapman with 25 points.
The final of the Christine Clay Mixed Knockout Cup was claimed, after a very close match, by Geoff Neal and Elizabeth Thompson.
Runners-up were Peter Marshall and Vivienne Gill.
The final friendly match of the season against Honiton resulted in a 3-0 win for Bridport Ladies.
On Saturday, 10 members played for the Silver Cup (handicaps 24 and below).
The winner, with an exceptional score of nett 70, was captain Di Loving.
Vice-captain Liz Walker was the runner-up with nett 76.
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