Golf: Ian and Tony land Sunday silverware

SCATCH CUP WINNER: Di Loving, left, with Ruth Donovan

SCATCH CUP WINNER: Di Loving, left, with Ruth Donovan

First published in Sport

THE men’s Sunday competition was a two division bogey and each league had its own silverware for the winner. Players in Division One competed for the Ron Sangster Cup and the winner in the second tier receives the Sanctuary Cup.

There was a total of 64 entries and some excellent scores were turned in.

The winner of the Ron Sangster Cup was Ian Kearley with a +5 score, which in medal terms would have been a nett 65.

Even better was the score of Tony Lovelace who won the Sanctuary Cup with an amazing score of +8 and that, in a medal, would have been a nett 63.

RESULTS

Division One: 1 Ian Kearley (13) +5, 2 Kieran Mulhall (7) +4, 3 Steve Pitcher (12) +3.

Division Two: 1 Tony Lovelace (22) +8, 2 Andrew Blackmore (21) +6, 3 Nathan Dunford (23) +5

Kearley, Pitcher, Blackmore and Dunford received a one- shot handicap cut and Lovelace was cut by two. Fourteen players turned out for the August mixed midweek medal.

John Fleet took the honours with the only sub-70 nett score of 89-21=68. Runner-up after countback was Chris Adams with 88-18=70 and third was Andrew Hartley (87-17=70).

Veterans’ Section

THE veterans’ game was on Melplash Show day so the competition was a single division, self-entry Stableford. There were 53 entries and the weather stayed fine thanks to the breeze that diverted the ominous black clouds away from the course.

The scores were very close at the top with Angus Nicoll coming out the winner with 38 points. The next three on the leaderboard were all one shot behind, each with 37 points and Keith Brown took second spot after countback.

RESULTS

1 Angus Nicoll (15) 38 points, 2 (acb) Keith Brown (13) 37, 3 (acb) Dave Cole (26) 37, 4 Richard Fox (18) 37, 5 Mike McGrady (16) 36.

Inter-club match results Home versus Dudsbury was won by Bridport 4½-1½. Away versus Came Down Bridport lost 3½-2½.

Ladies’ Section There was definitely a nip in the air as if autumn is fast approaching as the ladies began to tee off this week.

The event was a flag competition for the Betty Rink Cup with the winner being the lady who was able to get the furthest around the course with her allotted strokes.

On this occasion, the winner planted the flag into the hole on the 18th green only two feet ahead of the runners up.

RESULT

Winner: Rosemary Shepherd, 2 Dianne Harris, 3 Pat Baldwin.

The result of the Evening League was also announced this week – the ladies’ team, fondly known as The Bridport Belles, were the winners for the second year running.

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