8:50am Wednesday 25th April 2012
By Sport reporter
THE men’s Sunday competition was the RNLI Medal and 71 players took part, writes Peter Crowter. There were obviously local variations in the weather because while Charmouth enjoyed a sunny morning the weather was wet and windy for the golfers at Bridport & West Dorset – and even worse in the afternoon.
Across the divisions, six of the leading nine players all came in with a nett score of 69 but the overall winner by a clear three strokes was Division Three’s Andy Webb with an excellent 66.
RESULTS Division One: 1 Gary Edwardes 78-9-69, 2 Phil Winton 80-10-70, 3 Bryn Dare (acb) 83-12-71.
Division Two: (acb) Brian Osborne 87-18-69. 2 (acb) Richard Balson 84-15-69, 3 Richard Fox 85-16-69.
Division Three: 1 Andy Webb 88-22-66, 2 (acb) , 2 Terry Cleal 89-20-69, 3 Bob Dewland 92-23-69. Five players carded twos. Webb had his handicap cut by two strokes – Osborne and Dewland by one.
n Hardy B captain Ian Thacker was pleased with the result of their first match of the season after promotion when they halved their away match with Ashley Wood 2½-2½.
n The veterans’ Thursday competition was a four-ball better-ball stableford, play-ed off ¾ handicap, and 28 pairs took part on a cold morning with rain showers forecast. However, most of the showers stayed out to sea but the stiff breeze kept the scoring on a moderated level.
Three pairs came in each with 36 points on their cards but the winners by a clear two points were Nick Franks and Dave Northover with 38 points.
RESULTS 1 Nick Franks (11) & Dave Northover (21) 38 points, 2 (acb), 2 Dougie Howells (17) & Max Williams (23) 36 points, 3 (acb) Charles Yearley (20) & Ian Perry (20) 36 points, 4 Angus Nicoll (12) & Bob Jukes (24) 36 points.
* Bridport veterans beat Weymouth 5-1 at home thus retaining the Nantes Trophy.
Bridport also won their home match against Ashley Wood, 3½-2½.
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