GOLF: Cool Hand Luke takes top Tydd prize

Top season: Luke Rowell (centre) is presented with Tydd's player of year trophy by Ken Doughty (left) and club captain John Mallett. Phot supplied
Top season: Luke Rowell (centre) is presented with Tydd's player of year trophy by Ken Doughty (left) and club captain John Mallett. Phot supplied
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LUKE Rowell was named player of the year at Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s presentation evening.

The teenager was presented with his award by club captain Ken Doughty – who feels it was the right choice.

Doughty said: “Luke has been outstanding all year and at only 17 years old has played his first full year in the South Lincolnshire Scratch League A team, playing in every game and excelling in all matches.

“Luke has also excelled in the club competitions throughout the year, especially in November’s monthly medal when, playing off a handicap of seven, he put in a round of gross 69 (net 62).

“Luke started 2011 playing off a handicap of ten and is now playing off 5.5.

“All at the club feel his ability and commitment will see another Tydd Golf Club home grown scratch golfer very soon.”

As as well as Rowell, all competition winners from the season were handed their awards.

• JAMIE Stott took the spoils in Division One of Tydd’s December Stableford with a countback success.

His 36-point haul was matched by Wayne Alder, but Stott was declared the winner.

In Division Two, Lee Smith was the top dog with a cracking score of 39.

That was two better than runner-up Kevin Dady on 37.

Andrew Gaff was the victor in Division Three. His 41-point tally was five better than Phil Boardman in second place, who beat Mick Tiller on countback.

• RESULTS: Men’s section: December Stableford, Division One – 1st Jamie Stott 36 points (ocb); 2nd Wayne Alder 36 points; 3rd Clive Barber 36 points. Division Two – 1st Lee Smith 39 points; 2nd Kevin Dady 37 points; 3rd Stephen Jeffries 35 points. Division Three – 1st Andrew Gaff 41 points; 2nd Phil Boardman 36 points (ocb); 3rd Mick Tiller 36 points.