Talented teenager Hugo Kedzlie continued his good early season form to hold off a packed field of almost 150 entries in Spalding Golf Club’s EGU London Pride gold medal qualifier at the Surfleet course.
Kedzlie (71-4=67), the current midland counties Under 14 champion, carded a gross 71, nett 67 to win by three strokes.
Trevor Overson (89-19=70) just edged second place from Keith Moore (85-15=70) on countback, both scoring a nett 70 with Darrel Cross (85-14=71) in fourth spot with a nett 71.
Steve Philips, Raich Growdridge, Calum Walker, Den Wells, Miles Foden, Andy Grimwood, Jerry Philo and Martin North all returned solid scores of 72 with Harry Hunt, Stuart Armstrong, John Goode, Steve Rogers and James Crampton a further stroke adrift, all recording a nett 73.
Gary Welsh holed his second shot on the par four fifth hole for an eagle two in his nett 74.
There were 28 teams of four in the first bank holiday Texas scramble of the year and, with course conditions improving, this was reflected in the good scores recorded.
The Kedzlie family of Rob, Jocelyn, Hugo and Matilde came out on top with a nett 54.8 with Neil and Di West and David and Irene Brotherton in second with a nett 54.95.
The teams of Calum and Craig Lewis with Vince and Anthony Murphy were third followed by Bob Pearson, Jenny Pipe and Phil and Hannah Thorold were placed third and fourth respectively.
Spalding men’s third team suffered a heavy defeat in their first social match of the season at Sandilands, Sutton-on-Sea.
Team captain Mike Murphy’s charges had a couple of close games but the seasiders ran out 5-0 winners.
Golf Club results:
Texas Scramble Open: 1 C Davies, L Gavaghan, E Cowles & S Gavaghan 54.9 net; 2 P Day, P Corn, P Vinter & D Cord 56.5; 3 A Anothony, A Mead, A Green & D Speck 56.6.
25th Anniversary Open: 1 Tom Smith 43pts; 2 Andy Brereton 42(on countback); 3rd Steve Horton 42.
April Medal: 1 Adam Britton 66net; 2 Chris Davies 67 (on countback); 3 P Moeller 67.
April Medal: Cat 1: 1 David Lord 69net; 2 Rob Newns 71. Cat 2: 1 Tom Penning 67; 2 Keith Cooper 69; Cat 3: 1 John George 68; 2 Tony Lacey 79.
Gedney Hill v Kirton Holme (Home): Neil Sargeant & Tom Penning won 4 & 2; David Lord & Keith Cooper halved; Len Kempster & John George lost 3 & 2; Bob Townsend & Bill Sharpe won 1 up; Richard Senior & Carol Plume won 5 & 4; Peter Orbine & Wally Lawes won 4 & 3.
April Medal: 1 Nicky Weller 79net; 2 Kim Markillie 87; 3 Jayne Cowles 96.
Tydd St Giles
Golf Club results
Men’s Monthly Medal Division One: 1 Lee Willis 65-0=65; 2 John Tilley 74-8=66; 3 Tom Brooks 72-5=67; Division Two: 1 Gino Ciuffini 81-13=68; 2 Paul Burrell 86-15-71; 3 Terry Pease 86-13=72; Division Three: 1 Bill Boughen 99-28=71, 2 Bob Mann 91-19=72, 3 Mark Smith 94-22=72.
Tydd St Giles 5, RAF Marham 1: Paul Jackson & Tony Petch halved, Brian Newby & Ken Sherry won 2 holes, Mick Parker & Dick Martin won 1 hole, Terry Sambridge & Steve Skoulding halved, Russell Doy & Dave Morris won 3&1 Trevor Sewell & Brian Gough won 6&5.
Tydd St Giles 5 soth Kyme 3: Paul Jackson & Ken Sherry lost 1 hole, Trevor Sewell & Dave Morris won 6&5, Mick Parker & Wroe lost 4&3, Denis Savory & Dick Martin won 5&3, Terry Sambridge & Tony Petch lost 4&3, Brian Gough & Steve Skoulding won 3&1, Russell Doy & Ken Walker won 2&1 Baz Smith & David Truluck won 4&2.