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GOLF: Spalding hope for league double

Spalding Golf Club’s 1st and 2nd teams are on the brink of each winning their league titles.

Both teams completed their league fixtures on Saturday with wins. The 1st team have secured the Scratch Team 1st Division title, while the 2nd team are waiting on one result from elsewhere before they know if they’re champions of the Handicap Team 1st Division.

Blankney need to beat Belton Park 6-0 to go level with Spalding 2nd on points and win the title on matches won.

Sue Matthews won Spalding Ladies’ Greta David competition, sponsored by Miss Designer Golf.

Of the 21 entrants last Wednesday, the early starters had the better weather and not all ladies played the full 18 holes due to heavy rain. The scores overall were low which meant the competition scratch went out to 77.

Matthews won with 39 points, ahead of Elisha Camm (35) and Rosamund Barnett (32). Both Matthews and Camms knocked a shot off their handicaps.

Twenty ladies entered for the re-scheduled Coronation Cup, which had been postponed in June due to heavy rain. Winner of the Stableford competition was Amanda Camm (35 points), ahead of Sue Dewar on countback from Jenny Van Gemeren (both 33).

Spalding B team drew their final match of the season, against Woodhall Spa.

It was very tight, with both teams needing a win, but the result was fair.

Spalding – Sarah Gibson and Ruth Atkins lost 2&1, Sue Dewar and Jenny Van Gemeren lost 1 down, Lizzie Cooke and Jacquie Walton won 4&3 and Olive Gooderson and Sue Matthews won 1 up.

Gedney Hill Captains' Day overall winner Lynn Exley (right) receives the shield from Ann Chick.
Gedney Hill Captains' Day overall winner Lynn Exley (right) receives the shield from Ann Chick.

Lynn Exley was the overall winner ofGedney Hill GC’s Joint Captains’ Day.Almost 60 golfers battled winds at times in excess of 50mph to support their Captains.

Results: Men – 1st Rob Bye 36pts; 2nd Stuart Turnell 35 (ocb); 3rd Pete Orbine 35. Ladies – 1st Lynn Exley 37pts; 2nd Christine Lord 34; 3rd Maggie Bingham 31.

Men’s section, August Medal: 1st Pat Moeller 64nett; 2nd James Smith 66; 3rd Adrian Bishop 67. Strawberry Cup: 1st Adam Britton 62nett; 2nd Robin Exley 71; 3rd James Smith 73 (ocb). Rover Cup: 1st Stuart Turnell 40pts (ocb); 2nd James Smith 40; 3rd Ashley Irvine 38.

Seniors’ Section, August Medal: Cat 1: 1st Rob Newns 70nett; 2nd Steve Steels 71; 3rd Bob Townsend 73. Cat 2: 1st Keith Lawrence 73nett; 2nd Carol Plume 74; 3rd Tom Melvin 75. Cat 3: 1st Derek Chamberlain 74nett; 2nd Geoff Loos 77; 3rd Paul Wood 80.

Ladies’ Section, Rover Cup: 1st Lynn Exley 29pts; 2nd Kim Markillie 28; 3rd Marilyn Sayer 24.

Tydd St Giles GC seniors put on their charity day to support Meadowgate School in Wisbech. More than 100 players took part in a fourball team Stableford event, organised by Roy Pesterfield. The raffle, halfway house and donation from the 2018 men’s captain’s charity made a total of £1,360.

Results: 1st Peter Wheeler, Tom Brooks, Mick Vassall and Paul Chaplain-Barton121pts; 2nd Steve Hart, Lee Smith, Mark Cooper and Kevin Goude 116; 3rd John Gamble, Phil Whitehead, Nev Barnes and Derek Beba 111; 4th Mel Churchman, Malcolm Miller, Ken Parker and Brian Crilly 110. Nearest the pin – hole 4 Vic Chapman (Wensum Valley); hole 8 John Whyman (Wensum Valley); hole 11 Lee Francis (Boston); hole 16 Kevin Goude (Tydd St Giles); hole 16 Emma Norman (March).

Men’s August Stableford pairs: 1st Simon Smith and Harry Turner 43ts (ocb); 2nd Tim Hines and Mark Gostic 43; 3rd James Cundy and Johnathon Hubbard 41 (ocb).

Seniors’ August Medal:Division One –1st Mick Vassall 79-8=71 (ocb); 2nd Lee Smith 86-15=71; 3rd Gerry Sherriff 86-15=71. Division Two – 1st Tom Ainsley 87-17=70; 2nd David Pluck 90-18=72; 3rd Ken North 91-17=74. Division Three – 1st Jeffrey Fitt 85-20=65; 2nd Roy Pesterfield 92-22=70; 3rd Russell Doy 91-20=71 (ocb). Division Four – 1st Ken Sherry 99-27=72 (ocb); 2nd Tony Petch 100-28=72; 3rd John Gamble 98-25=73.

Ladies’ Club Championship Medal (nett score after two rounds): 1st Liz Miller 76+75=151; 2nd Nicola Stead 69+83=152; 3rd Lorraine Gallie 75+79 =154; 4th Cherry Harpham 79+78=157.

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