Thursday, 20 September 2018

Lovelock hits birdies to help him secure President’s Day prize

MARCUS LOVELOCK hit four birdies to score 39 points in a gross score of 71 to win the President’s Day

MARCUS LOVELOCK hit four birdies to score 39 points in a gross score of 71 to win the President’s Day competition at Henley Golf Club.

The competition was held last Saturday by outgoing president Craig Breeze.

One point behind was Dave Crooks who took runner-up spot on countback from Anthony Allen. Steve Edwards was third with 37 points which was a point better than the scores of Bernie Clark, Keith Packer, Phil Amy and Des Hele.

The ladies’ competition was won by the past ladies’ captain Lyn McAlpine with a score of 43 points which was a point better than Caroline Thomas and Doreen Longworth. Muriel Quinsac was fourth with 40 points which was a point better than fifth placed Maria Clift.

The junior prize was won by Jack Waiton with 41 points which was a point better than Cameron Grieg. Angus Harris-White was third with 39 points, two better than fourth placed Will Sykes.

The junior championship took place recently and proved a success for Toby Hancock who pipped the holder and junior captain Jack Fairhall into second place.

Hancock recorded a gross 76 in the morning and a 79 in the afternoon round for an aggregate score of 155. Fairhall had a bad round in the morning but rallied in the afternoon with a gross 75, which was the best round of the competition, but he came up short by one shot. Stuart Smith was third with an aggregate score of 172 which was four shots better than Will Sykes.

Meanwhile girls from the club triumphed for the second year running in the Oxcalf Cup and Trophy competitions held on the nine-hole short course at Kirtlington on Sunday.

The competitions are run by the junior section of Oxfordshire Ladies’ County Golf Association and are designed for novice golfers with handicaps of 37 or above or no handicap.

Sophie Hillas won the Oxcalf Cup (having won the Teddy Trophy last year) with a score of 29 points. Annabelle Roberts missed out on the runner-up spot with 28 points, beaten on countback while Mairi Weir scored 21 points.

The Teddy Trophy, for girls aged 10 years and under, was won by Olivia Steel with a gross score of 47 (par is 30). Lauren Hilditch and Sophia Fenwick were second and third, both playing in their first competitions. Katia Loggie and Isabelle Legtmann also competed in the competition for the first time.

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