GOLF: Colin Clark coasts to Winter Shield victory

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ALL SMILES: Trophy night winners at Bridport Golf Club ALL SMILES: Trophy night winners at Bridport Golf Club

FIFTY-EIGHT veterans took to the course for the second round of the Winter Shield at Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, writes Peter Crowter.

Conditions were good for this Stableford competition, dry with just light winds, and this resulted in 15 players scoring 36 points or more.

However, only one player managed to card a score in the 40s and he was way ahead of the rest of the field.

Colin Clark in Division Two was four points clear of his nearest rival in both divisions with a fine score of 43 points, earning him a two-shot handicap reduction.

In Division One, the 14 handicappers ruled the roost with three of them in the top four. Angus Nicoll led after countback with 39 points.

RESULTS

Division One: 1 (ocb) Angus Nicoll (14) – 39 points, 2 Phil Dowell (14) – 39, 3 (ocb) Dougie Howells (18) – 38, 4 (ocb) Fran Eamer (14) – 38.

Division Two: 1 Colin Clark (24) – 43 points, 2 Derek Griggs (22) – 39, 3 (ocb) Trevor Foster (24) 36, 4 (ocb) John Pitchford (22) 36.

Nicoll, Dowell and Griggs received a one-shot handicap cut.

Ladies’ Section

AT Friday evening’s presentation night, a very proud captain, Liz Walker, received the Kennard Cup on behalf of the Bridport Belles Ladies’ Evening League team, writes Rosemary Shepherd.

They had competed through the summer against four men’s teams and emerged as the overall winners.

A little piece of history was made as it was the first time ever that a ladies’ team had won the competition.

Members played a Yellow Ball Bowmaker on Tuesday. The competition was played in teams of three with points scored by the yellow ball player doubled.

Nine sides took part in dry, sunny conditions and without any wind to speak of.

The winners, with a fantastic score of 97 points, were Diane Harris, Marian Hurley and Jean Stephens.

The runners-up, Liz Thompson, Liz Walker and Sylvia Frampton, were just two points behind on 95.

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