NEIL Smith was on sublime form to lift the Cyril Gallie Cup at Lyme Regis Golf Club with a nett 137 over two rounds.

There were no spectacular scores so in both the gross and nett championships at least 15 players were in contention.

In the nett competition Jeremy Linnert added a 75 to his noteworthy 69 on the first day to set a marker of 144 for others to catch.

Smith and Arthur Daines were playing together and clearly spurred each other on as Daines added a nett 69 to his 73 to score 142.

However Smith, starting with a gross birdie, was relentless as his putting, especially on the last few holes, was excellent.

It was no surprise that his second round nett 65 was the best of the competition giving him the Cyril Gallie Cup.

In the gross competition the lead changed hands several times as the leaders improved on their first-round scores.

Last year's winner David Fidge finished third with 160 leaving Adrian Morgan and Roger Seed to battle it out.

Seed improved by six shots on his first-round score with a birdie on 17 to come in with gross 158 but Morgan with his birdies on 12 and 16 came in even better on 156 over the two rounds to be crowned a very worthy seniors' club champion.

The midweek stableford attracted the youngsters while the seniors were playing round two and Roddy Donaghy was on top form as, despite having a blob, he still blasted his way round the course scoring 39 points to comfortably win.

Matthew Watson and Stuart Scott were close behind with 36 but on countback Watson's better back nine secured second.

Amid mixed weather, the ladies held their Midsummer Madness waltzing stableford competition.

This team game was won by Cyndy Mudford, Geraldine Wickes and Amy Mudford who danced round the course in fine style picking up a very creditable 75 points, each of them playing some good steady golf.

Gilly Madill, Jane Andrews and Ros Cox came second with 73 while Rosie Jackman, Debbie Shinners and Kate Helm were third on 70.

Karen Buchanan-Harlow won the ladies' nine-hole competition on countback from Jean Moss, both on 15 points while Julie Kabia came third on 13.