Thursday, 15 November 2018

Hawkins leads the way at lady captain’s day tournament

WILL TATE is the new junior singles champion at Caversham Heath.

WILL TATE is the new junior singles champion at Caversham Heath.

In a closely fought final against Archie Smith, Tate pulled ahead in the closing holes to claim the trophy.

In the semi-finals Smith defeated Matt Roberton and Tate got the better of James Millard.

Smith made amends for his singles final defeat by winning the latest junior medal.

He took the medal on countback from Barney Wytchard, both with a net 73. Third was Matt Robertson with a net 74. Wytchard recorded a two on both the eighth and 17th holes.



LESLEY HAWKINS was the overall winner at Badgemore Park’s lady captain’s day.

A field of 66 ladies, playing off the first and 10th tees played a full day of Stableford scoring golf and challenges hosted by captain Marion Denby.

The Division 1 winner was Wendy Jelden with Sheila Spreadborough second and Alison Wood third. Division 2 was won by Wendy Jones with Annika Regan runner-up and Anne Lloyd third. Hazel Parker won Division 3 with Rosemary French second and Naomi Northen-Ellis third.

Hawkins took the overall honours while nearest the pin was won by Margery Dray. The longest drive was won by Jelden with the nearest the line by Gloria Lambden and the best score on all the par threes was Ann Powell.

After the competition there was a putting contest which was won by Maggie Wingrove and the chipping was won by Margery Dray.

Following lunch and a raffle £500 was raised for the captain’s chosen charity, the Stillborn Fund.

Peter Kingston and Nuala Priest took the honours in the men’s and ladies’ July medals at Hennerton Golf Club last Saturday and Sunday. In the men’s event a sub net 60 score was required just to break into the top six with more than half matching or beating their handicaps.

The overall winner was Peter Kingston who made it back-to-back monthly medal wins after claiming last month’s June medal.

Kingston posted a gross 75, net 56 to win by one shot and subsequently received a two shot cut in his handicap from 19 to 17. He also claimed the Division 2 prize along the way.

Runner-up was Lars Swann after he finished a shot behind firing a gross 79, net 57. Swann did have the consolation of winning Division 3 and saw his handicap reduced by two shots to 20 in the process.

David Sumner took overall third place in a round that included four twos. This helped him to match Swann’s net 57 but Sumner missed out on second place via countback. Sumner won Division 1 and posting the overall lowest gross score of 72, as well as having his handicap cut by two shots to 13.

Peter Mason-Apps finished fourth after a gross 84, net 58 and saw his handicap cut by one to 25.

In the ladies’ medal, Nuala Priest triumphed by one shot from captain Penny Holmes. Priest scored an impressive gross 93, net 59 which also saw her receive a two shot handicap cut from 34 to 32.

Holmes had to settle for second place, despite scoring the ladies’ lowest gross with an 81, with a net total of 60. Holmes had her handicap cut from 21 to 20.

Last year’s lady captain Carolyn John returned a solid gross 85, net 62 to claim third place.

Will Tate is the new junior singles champion at Caversham Heath.

In a closely fought final against Archie Smith, Tate pulled ahead in the closing holes to claim the trophy.

In the semi-finals Smith defeated Matt Robertson and Tate got the better of James Millard.

Smith made amends for his singles final defeat by winning the latest junior medal.

He took the medal on countback from Barney Wytchard, both with a net 73. Third was Matt Robertson with a net 74. Wytchard recorded a two on both the eighth and 17th holes.

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