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GOLF: Lathey’s lowest score in October medal
3:29pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Sport
BRIDPORT & West Dorset Golf Club's men's Sunday competition was the October Medal and 76 starters turned out on a warm morning with very little wind, presenting the players with ideal conditions for golf, writes Peter Crowter.
This was reflected in the number of low scores. In fact, in Division One, there were 11 gross scores in the 70s and, over the three divisions, there were 14 nett scores in the 60s.
The two lowest nett scores of the day came from Division Three where Phil Lathey carded a 65 and runner-up Tom Hunt, 66. The top man in Division One was John White with a nett 67 and the leader of Division Two was Phil Dowell with 68.
Division One: 1 John White (76-9-67), 2 (acb) Pat Woolmington (72-4-68), 3 Mike Chivers (79-11-68).
Division Two: 1 Phil Dowell (82-14-68), 2 (acb) Simon Beal (85-15-70), 3 Howard Mills (88-18-70).
Division Three: 1 Phil Lathey (89-24-65), 2 Tom Hunt (93-27-66), 3 Geoff Joy (87-20-67).
Lathey received a three-shot handicap cut. Dowell, Hunt and Joy, a cut of one.
On Saturday, club captain Martin Drennan’s side met Colin Wilcox’s Monday Club side to compete for the Ryder Shield. The foursomes in the morning were won by Drennan’s team 8-4, who also took the honours in the afternoon singles 13-12, resulting in a 21-16 victory for the club captain’s team.
ALL three of the club’s representative teams have finished their seasons in the top three of their respective leagues.
The Hardy A team look set to finish the season in either second or third place in Division Three, having beaten Isle of Purbeck 6-2 at home in their final game.
The Dorset League team have finished third in their league, narrowly missing out on second spot by only half a point.
The Hardy B team have had an outstanding season.
Captained by Ian Thacker, they secured promotion to Division One with a 4-1 home victory against Crane Valley.
THE annual Club versus Monday Club match saw 54 players compete for the Ryder Shield.
The copmpetition involved playing foursomes matchplay in the morning and singles in the afternoon.
The club led 8-4 after the morning foursomes, but the Monday Club fought back well in the afternoon singles, with the Club winning the singles by just a single point, 13-12.
The final score was 21-16 to the Club.
THURSDAY’S competition was a Texas Scramble and, for the second week running, the members got a thorough soaking, only this week the weather triumphed.
The heavy rain and strong winds that arrived around mid-morning sent everyone scrambling to the clubhouse and none of the teams completed the course.
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