Five birdies help Wayne to top prize on captain’s day

Captain's Day: Spalding Golf Club captain Peter Bridge (centre) about to tee off in his competition with playing partners Lawrie Haley (left) and Ray 'Harrison (right) and his invited guests in attendance. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG120714-200TW
Captain's Day: Spalding Golf Club captain Peter Bridge (centre) about to tee off in his competition with playing partners Lawrie Haley (left) and Ray 'Harrison (right) and his invited guests in attendance. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG120714-200TW
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First-team player Wayne Wallace produced a stunning stableford round to take the top prize on captain’s day at Spalding.

Peter Bridge’s competition was played in glorious sunshine with over 180 men and 15 ladies plotting their way round the Surfleet course.

The coveted captain’s prize was won by Wallace (5 handicap) with a superb 45 points which equated to a four-under-par gross 68 and included five birdies.

In second spot was the talented teenager Calum Walker (8) with 43 points.

Simon Rothwell was awarded third place on countback from Garry Harrison, Mark Mitchell (who had an eagle 3 on the par 5 13th) and Richard Parker, all scoring 41 points.

Other leading scores: 40 points – Andrew Elms, Alan Roper, Robin Roffe, Oliver Mitchell, Arron Cooke, Dave Inglis.

The ladies nine-hole competition was won by Angela Roper with 20 points from Anne Ellis (19) and Jackie Bailey-Scott (17).

The nearest the pin prize on the ninth hole was won by Gary Palmer.

The captain thanked his many helpers at the prizegiving ceremony for making it a day to remember for him, his family and friends.

n Twenty pairs entered the Gooch Cup competition, a mixed pairs stableford format and it was Linda Double and David Bark who came out on top scoring a superb 43 points.

In second place on countback was Maureen and Robert Norman just edging Sue and John Matthews into third with both pairs scoring 42 points.

Other leading scores: 41 points – Theresa Starbuck & Roy Blake, 39 points – Jackie Bailey-Scott & Trevor Laud.

n After losing earlier in the season at Belton Park, the third team gained their revenge with a convincing 5-1 home win against their counterparts from Grantham.

Winning pairs for Spalding were Mike Murphy and Stuart Parker 2&1, Monty Brittain and Dave Fitter 3&1, Andy Cunnington and Keith Moore 2&1, Peter Jullian and Peter Williams 4&3 with the best performance coming from John Camm and Rob Sampson, winning 5&4.

n Wayne Wallace and Mal Wray were selected to play for the county senior team against Warwickshire, which was played at Sleaford.

Both players won their morning and afternoon games, helping Lincolnshire to a convincing 13-5 win.

n Monty Brittain came out on top of the 64 entries in the nine-hole midweek stableford competition, scoring 31 points. Doug Garfoot and Cameron Roy completed the leaderboard, both scoring 29.