Saturday, 22 September 2018

Sandall overcomes injury to secure top prize

JOHN SANDALL came up trumps in Division 1 of the Midweek Stableford at Caversham Heath.

JOHN SANDALL came up trumps in Division 1 of the Midweek Stableford at Caversham Heath.

Sandall belied his foot injury to score 36 points to take the top prize. Lynne Rumbold continued her fine form to take second place, on countback from Jack Turrill, both with 35 points

Larry Dize rolled back the years in Division 2 to record the best round of the day with 40 points. Dize, by his own account, missed a number of early birdie putts yet still managed 20 points on both the front and back nine for a winning total.

Javier Dieguez got off to a good start with 21 points on the front, but had to settle for second place with 37 points. Simon Dicketts was third with 35 points.

The juniors contested a US open medal competition on Sunday with Jack Bristow shooting a net 74 to take the honours. Callum Peart was runner-up with net 78 and Edward Houghton third with net 84.



Caversham Heath has progressed to the quarter-finals of the Hillman Trophy following a 4-3 win over North Oxford.

North Oxford got off to a flying start and at one stage were up in five matches and down in the other two.

They never recovered in those two matches with Deighton Sear and Andre Claassen remaining in control throughout. Sear closed out his game on the 15th while Claassen sealed a fine win on the 16th. In the other games it looked ominous with everyone being two down or worse. Team captain John Downey and Dave Wise respectively won and lost on the 18th. Peter King was two down but kept his nerve to win both the last two holes to secure a 0.5 point. Roy Darch succumbed on the 18th, leaving the score at 3.5-2.5 with Geoff Parlour battling Neal Oxendal in the last game.

Parlour fought his way back from two down after 12 to stand on the 18th tee one up. He lost that hole but gained the half point required for victory.

Caversham now play away against either Studley Wood or The Buckinghamshire in the quarter finals.

Richard Craven and Gareth Goodall performed well in the BB&O Club Foursomes Championship at Calcot Park to finish in the top half of both the scratch and the net competitions. Alex Easter and Darren Bonney, after a tough first round, improved by five shots in the second round to ensure there were plenty of teams below them in the results table. Scratch winners were Castle Royle with a 141 total and handicap winners were the home team from Calcot Park, with a 140 total.

Mike Day and Neil Ruegg have won the June Birdie Challenge. Day achieved his birdie on the seventh hole in the Seniors’ Roll Up and Ruegg achieved his on the 15th hole in the weekend medal.

A total of £80 was raised with £40 going to the Captains’ Charity.

Lynne Rumbold recorded 38 points to claim top spot in the ladies’ nine-hole Stableford competition at Caversham Heath.

Runner-up was Angela Adamson with 36 points and third was Fiona Ives, on countback from Daphne Barker and Kjersti Cannon, all with 34 points.

Last Saturday saw Danny Dover and Jane Weller hold their captain’s day. A ‘tumbling dice’ Texas Scramble competition was held which proved a fun format for the 76 players taking part, with a dice being rolled on the tee to identify which second shot had to be played once all had driven off.

Played off 10 per cent combined handicap, the winning team of Anne Smith, Neil Ruegg, Scott Iremonger and Jason Springer posted a round of 62.5 to win by 0.3 of a shot from the team of Andrew Parker, Mon Shah, John North and Andrew Thompson. Just over a shot behind in third place, with a score of 63.9 was Matt Gibson, Peter Machin, Jes Marcham and Sheila Evans.

The day also raised funds for the captains’ charity â?? The Samaritans, Reading branch.



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