TYDD St Giles’ remarkable run in The Mail on Sunday National Golf Club Classic continued as they stormed into the last 16, but Spalding Ladies’ challenge for this year is over.
The Tydd men beat Royal Norwich Golf Club 3-2 in a closely fought match.
Team captain Andy Betts played a pivotal role, with birdies on the 13th, 15th and 16th holes enabling him to turn his match around from 2 down after ten holes to win on the 17th, thus securing the decisive point for the team.
This result takes Tydd St Giles into the eighth round of a competition entered by more than 2,000 clubs throughout England, Scotland, and Wales.
Results (Tydd players first): Ady Bills beat Marcel Arend 2&1; Kevin Goude lost to Bruce McQuade 3&2; Neil John lost to John Gorman 3&2; Andy Betts beat Nick Fish 2&1; Paul Chaplain-Barton beat Ady Myhill 4&3.
Spalding Ladies were beaten 3-2 in the seventh round at Gorleston in torrential rain last Monday.
The team of Elizabeth Holbrook, Paula Brown, Angela Roper, Lesley Williams and Pat West all played to the very best of their ability, though.
The match was nip and tuck most of the way with the majority of the scores decided on the 17th hole.
Williams won on the 18th. Holbrook was the other Spalding winner.
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STUART Biggar and Janet Davis raised more than £2,000 for their respective charities at the Joint Captains’ Day.
Club professional Kerr Page got everyone off to a flying start with competitors able to buy a tee shot from the pro for £2.
Among the prizes was the chance to win a top prize of £5,000 for a hole in one.
More than 80 competitors took part with many travelling considerable distances to support the day.
Husband and wife Ian and Nicky Weller took the honours, Ian shooting 46pts level par to take home the Captains’ Shield and Nicky carding 34pts to win the ladies’ vase.
Men’s section: 1st Ian Weller; 2nd Chris Newns; 3rd Jim Starbuck. Nearest the Pins: 3rd – Kevin Biggar; 4th – Kerr Page; 11th – Ian Weller; 12th – Neil Venters.
Ladies’ section: 1st Nicky Weller; 2nd Maggie Bingham; 3rd Kim Markillie. Nearest the pins: 3rd – Maggie Bingham; 4th – Diane Moore; 11th – Jacqui Rust; 12th – Kim Markillie.