GOLF: Spalding pair book coveted national spot on countback

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Talented duo Stuart Armstrong and Tim White will represent Spalding Golf Club in the Daily Mail national foursomes competition next year.

Armstrong (14 handicap) and White (10) won the club’s qualifying competition at Surfleet to book their spot.

The pair took the spoils on countback from David Perrott and Stuart East after both teams scored 34 points.

They will now try to emulate the efforts of this year’s pairing, Mark Mitchell and Andy Grimwood, who eventually lost in the sixth round.

Other leading scores: 33pts – Archie & Tim Davies, Adam Davey and Andy Warnes; 32pts – Geoff & Steve Camm, Steve Baxendale & Keith Hearne, Malcolm George & Mal Wray, Maurice Crunkhorn & Craig McLean, James Carles & Lloyd Chatham; 31pts – Nick Illingworth & Stuart Parker.

• The Gooch Cup, a mixed pairs greensome Stableford competition, was won by the father and daughter duo of Tim and Molly Davies, scoring a superb 40pts.

In second spot with a score of 36 points were Peter and Olive Gooderson, with Andrew Rafferty and Di Platt third on countback from Charlie Wallace and Avril Norton and Neil Knighton and Rowena Hughes after all scored 35 points.

• The annual challenge match at Spalding between the Drovers team and the Hillbillies resulted in a 10-7 win for the Hillbillies.

Best performances: Hillbillies – Malcolm George and Stuart Asher (8&7), Bill Creasey and Jim Robertson (6&5), Neil Knighton and Peter Bridge (4&3) and Mike Lynas and Karl Ellerbroek (3&2). Drovers – Frank Bell and David Brotherton (7&6), Peter Gooderson and Peter Berridge (6&5), David Bark and Peter Orwell (5&4) and Geoff Camm and Kevin Siddle (3&2).

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Ladies’ section: Thursday Medal – 1st Petra Meir 72 (ocb); 2nd Soon Letchford 72; 3. Sylvia Illsley 74. Sunday Medal – 1st Lorraine Gallie 72; 2nd Petra Meir 74 ; 3rd Karen Slater 75. TE & G Semper October Medal – 1st Lorraine Gallie 72 (ocb). Thursday Stableford – 1st Trish Lacey 37pts; 2nd Beryl Clay 33pts; 3rd Sue Racey 31pts. Sunday Stableford – 1st Jackie Maton 33pts; 2nd Sue Racey 29pts; 3rd Soon Letchford 28pts. Daily Mail Club Competition – 1st Soon Letchford & Jackie Maton 35pts. Summer Eclectic : Category 0-24 – 1st Soon Letchford 56nett; 2nd Maria Taylor Vassall 58; 3rd Jackie Maton 59nett. Category 25-36 – 1st Petra Meir 59; 2nd Nicola Stead 64; 3rd Eunice Everitt 67.

Gamebird Open: 1st C Harrison & M Fox (Dereham) 38pts; 2nd L Gallie (Tydd) & B Harpham (Spalding) 34pts (ocb); 3rd P Arnold (King’s Lynn) & M Thorold (Spalding) 34pts (ocb); 4th M Bingham & J Rust (Gedney Hill) 34 pts.

qBespoke Oak Mixed Competition – 1st Sue Racey & Aidy Bills. Mixed Pairs Competition – 1st Lee Smith & Joan Clifton 39pts (ocb); 2nd Beryl Clay & Paul Ellis 39pts; 3rd Jackie Maton & Tim Hines 38pts.

Men’ secion: October Medal: D1 – 1st Johnathon Tyler 63; Paul Elsey 64, 3rd Gavin Merrison 69. D2 – 1st Ken North 68; 2nd Andy Hicks 68, 3rd Mark Boughen 71. D3 – 1st Duncan Connabeer 67; 2nd Brendan Docking 72, 3rd James Young 74.

Seniors’ section: Result – Tydd 4 Sutton Bridge 2 (Baz Smith & Kerbad Daboo won 2&1, Tony Petch & David Truluck lost 3&2, Dennis Savory & Russell Doy won 6&4, Gerry Sherriff & Trevor Sewell won 2up, Noel Bratt & Mike Parker lost 3&2, Richard Martin & Steve Hart won 8&7).

n Stableford Trophy: D1 – 1st Kerbad Daboo 35pts; D2 – 1st Russell Doy 38pts. D3 – 1st Lee Newman 35pts. D4 – 1st Derek Grant 31pts (ocb).