GOLF: Paul settles Classic tie

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TYDD St Giles have sent rivals King’s Lynn crashing out of the The Mail on Sunday National Golf Club Classic.

Heavy rain – and even some snow – throughout didn’t prevent some great golf from both sides, as the match ended with the sides locked at 2.5 points each.

In what turned into a a blizzard, Paul Chaplain-Barton and Matthew Bowman had to go back out for a sudden death playoff. But Chaplain-Barton held his nerve to sink a birdie on the first additional hole to send Tydd through to the next round.

l Result: M Stead halved with I Yule; N Johns lost to W Proctor; A Bills lost to J Edgely; A Betts beat C Purdy; P Chaplain Barton beat M Bowman.

l Men’s section: Stableford pairs – 1st Kevin Dady & Ian Gerrard 43pts; 2nd Paul Chaplain-Barton & Julian Davie 41pts (ocb); 3rd Phil Whitehead & John Gamble 41pts.

l Senior’s section: Stableford voucher competition: Gold division – 1st Russell Doy 36pts (ocb); 2nd Kerbad Daboo 36pts (ocb); 3rd Baz Smith 36pts. Silver division – 1st Eddie Armstrong 38pts; 2nd Brian Gifford 36pts; 3rd John Gamble 35pts. Bronze division – 1st Salvatore DiBella 35pts; 2nd Derek Grant 34pts; 3rd Geoff Chappell 31pts.

Spalding Golf Club

PAT West, Anne Tasker and Mary Gould took the spoils in President Pam’s Yellow Peril competition at Surfleet.

The ladies, in teams of three, had pleasant conditions with hardly any wind and completed 13 holes. Olive Gooderson, Elaine Hancock and Jenny Wilson were just off the pace in second.

l Spalding’s ladies halved with Boston in their first friendly match of the season.

Results: Angela Roper & Avril Norton lost 2&1, Deana Reedman & Lesley Plumpton won 2&1, Barbara Newcombe & Angela Maltby won 7&6, Elizabeth Holbrook & Janet Earth lost 3&2.