Six of the best for Ben in Burton Cup

YOUNG TALENT: The increasing strength of Spaldings junior section came to the fore as Tilly Garfoot (right) became girls under-14 champion at the Lincolnshire event held at the Surfleet course last month. Lois Williamson (left) was crowned under-18 champion; Tilly Kedzlie (second left) is both county champion overall and under-16 winner while Eden Inglis was voted most improved youngster. In the boys section Hugo Kedzlie was overall winner.
YOUNG TALENT: The increasing strength of Spaldings junior section came to the fore as Tilly Garfoot (right) became girls under-14 champion at the Lincolnshire event held at the Surfleet course last month. Lois Williamson (left) was crowned under-18 champion; Tilly Kedzlie (second left) is both county champion overall and under-16 winner while Eden Inglis was voted most improved youngster. In the boys section Hugo Kedzlie was overall winner.

Spalding’s Burton Cup was won by 19-handicapper Ben Bettinson with 47 points, equating to 11 under par.

He beat his nearest rivals Keith Smith and Wayne Flowers by six points with Shawn Huggins a point further back in fourth.

Tommy Hull and Nige Cook completed the under par players with 37 points each, all earning handicap reductions for their efforts.

Meanwhile, the club’s first team belied their poor start in the league by winning through to the quarter-finals of the Elsham Trophy, beating Canwick Park away.

Captain Andy Grimwood and Simon Richardson scored a decisive victory 3-up.

A tricky tie at Seacroft awaits in the last eight.

However, they were unable to carry this momentum forward to the league with a 4-2 loss at Stoke Rochford.

Winning pairs for Spalding were Lloyd Chatham & Dan Hines and Ollie Mitchell & Harry Hunt.

Captain David Tasker’s mixed team were beaten at Belton Park, losing 4½-3½.

Winning pairs for Spalding were Neil West & Jenny Wilson, Ray Harrison & Jackie Clare, with the captain and Paula Brown, Laurie Haley & Di West and Martin Ward & Lesley Williams all halving.

The third team continued their good run of form with two notable wins at Sleaford and a 5½-½ home win against a strong Boston side.