Saturday, 13 August 2022

West equals best ever round

PETER FOSTER won Division 1 with a net score of 66 on Saturday at Badgemore Park’s monthy medals on Saturday.

PETER FOSTER won Division 1 with a net score of 66 on Saturday at Badgemore Park’s monthy medals on Saturday.

Dan Catlin was runner-up with net 68 while Stuart Shurman was third with a net 69. Division 2 saw Callum Millar hit a net 64 to take the honours. Andy Homent scored a net 67 to take runner-up spot with Dave Sheddon taking third with a net 69. Division 3 was won by John Grace with 41 points. Gary Millar was second with 39 and Mark Buckley third with 38.

Division 1 in the Sunday medal was won by Nathan Cole with a net 67 win. David Morgan took second place on countback with Dan Catlin third on 69.

Brent Levitt won Division 2 with a net 70 from Peter Ramsey. Charles Lowe was second with a net 72. Division 3 saw Keith Cheese taking his first win with 37 points from Joe Sears who scored 36 points. Eric Marwood was third with 35 points.

Mark Hinson ran out winner of Hennerton’s August medal in which the top four places were occupied by sub net 60 scores. Hinson returned a gross 71, net 53 to give him a five shot win. Not only was this the lowest gross score of the competition but he also claimed the second division prize and had his handicap cut by three to 15.

Runner-up overall was Mike Wiseman who posted a solid gross 78, net 58 and received a one shot cut to 19. Wiseman also won the Division 3 prize, one shot ahead of Adam Dandridge who posted a net 59 and was also third overall. Dandridge beat Keith Seymour on countback which was enough to claim the Division 1 prize but he had to settle for fourth place overall. Both Dandridge and Seymour had their handicaps reduced by one shot each to 25 and 10 respectively.

In the ladies’ August medal captain Penny Holmes claimed first place after posting a gross 80, net 60. Mavis Arding just pipped Di Moss to second after both ladies scored net 61s after the countback rule was applied. Moss had to settle for third place but did score the lowest gross with a 79.

Lee White ran out winner of the Goring and Streatley Golf Club annual club championships which was held over two days. Garsington’s White won the scratch competition with a 36-hole total of 144. The handicap competition was won by Max Stradling, the youngest golfer in the event.

Sunday’s scratch saw Richard Lee score a round of 69 to lead the way in the morning. With two holes to play, and pushing for a birdie-birdie finish to tie, Lee faltered over the closing stretch and lost ground to White, who posted the lowest round of the day of 68, to win by three shots.

Saturday’s handicaps saw David Fowles, playing off a handicap of 10, enjoy a two-stroke lead over David Stephenson and Stradling but Fowles stuttered over the last two holes.

Both Stephenson and Stradling were level par for the last two holes, meaning that all three players tied with seven under par 64. Stradling emerged the winner on countback, with a back nine of net 30.

Paul West equalled his best ever round on The Springs Golf Club course to win the July medal, shooting a gross 74, two over par.

West’s round provided him with a three-shot win over new members John Hayden and Michael Cooper and also resulted in his handicap being cut to 7.6.

In the August medal Malcolm Critcher shot a net 67 off his 15 handicap. Back-to-back birdies on the fourth and fifth holes helped him to a three shot win over Paul Clemas and Ben Curran.

Meanwhile the club posted successive 6-2 home wins in the Concorde League against Caversham Heath and Donnington Grove.

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