GOLF: Second side fly the flag after Spalding’s double Sleaford date

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Spalding Golf Club’s top two teams had mixed fortunes in the South Lincs League as they both squared off against rivals Sleaford.

With home advantage it was the second team who fared the best, winning 3-2 at the Surfleet course with one of the games halved.

The winning pairs for Spalding were Harry Hunt and Chris Moxen (4&2) and Steve Camm and Lawrie Haley (3&2), while Ian Starr and Mark Dodds secured the points with a solid performance at the back of the field to grab a 3&2 win. Paul Johnson and Mark Jones were also undefeated and halved their game.

However, in the reverse fixture at Sleaford the first team lost their match by the same 3-2 scoreline.

Their winning pairs were Oliver Mitchell and Wayne Wallace (6&5) and Chas Lacey and Dan Hines (1up), while Mal Wray and Keith Hearne halved their game.

• Spalding’s third team have endured a mixed time of it their latest social matches too.

They won 5-1 at the Surfleet course against Skegness-based side Seacroft, but suffered up a 4.5-1.5 defeat away at Burghley Park.

Winning pairs against Seacroft were Rod Filby and Dave Fitter (4&2), David Bergmann and Simon Rothwell (5&4), Mark Crozier and Nick Edwards (4&3) and Geoff Gargett and John Cretney (3&2).

The best performance came from Kevin Siddle and Lawrie Haley, who romped to a resounding 7&6 success.

It was a different story against a strong team at Stamford, with the only win coming from Paul Hooper-Roe and Stuart Parker (2&1), with Dave Colwell and Geoff Dewhurst halving their game.

• Two Spalding members were among the prize winners at the Lincolnshire Senior Championship, played at Boston West.

From a field of over 40 entries, Wayne Wallace (5 handicap) came seventh overall and his gross 82 won his age group category.

Albert Jacobs (14) was also the best gross score winner in his age category.

• Two Spalding junior members represented their county at under-14 and under-16 level against hosts Nottinghamshire.

Archie Davies (under-14) halved his foursomes game but lost his singles (1 down) in a 10-2 defeat.

Hugo Kedzlie lost his foursomes game, but won his singles (3&2) in a 6-6 tie at under-16 level.