Friday, 19 August 2022

Millard does enough to secure top honours

JAMES MILLARD walked away with the top prize in Division 1 of the Shaw Bowl on

JAMES MILLARD walked away with the top prize in Division 1 of the Shaw Bowl on Sunday at Caversham Heath Golf Club.

Millard scored 39 points in the shotgun start event to win from David Wise with 36 points.

Third was Mark Farrington on countback from John Downey and Matt Robertson, all with 34 points.

Division 2 winner was Sean Houghton with 37 points. Runner-up was Duncan Peart on countback from Alan Schofield both with 36 points.

Richard Downey claimed the Division 3 honours with 38 points. Second was Daniel Dover with 37 and third was Jane Weller with 36.

Michael Beaumont won Division 1 of the Weekend Medal with net 69. Runner-up was Chris Green with net 71 and third was Callum Peart with net 74.

Division 2 winner was Richard Mackay with net 70, ahead of Gary King with net 72. Andrew Thompson took third place on countback from Mark Farrington and Clive Adamson, all with net 73.

Nigel Eyre won Division 3 with net 71. Jane Weller was runner-up with net 72 and third was Andy Holmes with net 73.

Kathy North took the honours in the ladies’ Stableford with 31 points. Runner-up was Jane Weller with 29 points and third was Sarla Read with 28.

The Junior Medal was won by Edward Houghton with net 76. Archie Smith was runner-up with net 79.

James Carter and Damien Cleary are the new holders of the Woolaway Winter Pairs knock-out trophy. In the final they defeated John Casey and Jes Marcham.

Caversham Heath beat Burnham Beeches 5.5-1.5 in the first round of the Hillman Trophy â?? the county’s inter-club knockout for teams of seven, restricted to three players in the handicap range six to nine with the remaining four players in the range 10 to 20.

John Downey, David Wise and Ken Price had all represented the club before and this experience helped as they won their matches to establish a 3-0 lead with four matches still out on the course. The remaining four team members were relative novices at this level and there were some anxious moments in the clubhouse waiting to see how these matches fared.

Andre Claassen, playing for the first time made it 4-0, ensuring victory with an emphatic five and four win. The margin was then added to by Peter King who battled back from three down to earn a half. Roy Darch was unlucky to meet an in-form opponent in Stuart Hembury who won on the 16th despite Roy being under handicap at that point. Geoff Parlour rounded out the win with a two and one victory, having been one or two down for significant portions of the match.

This win has earned a home fixture in the next round against Frilford Heath or Gerrards Cross.

The scratch team, in their first ever competitive fixture, recorded an overall 12-2 victory against Harleyford. Two points are awarded for a win and one point for a half.

The team, led by Darren Bonney, who enjoyed a seven and five win included Richard Craven, Alex Easter, Dave Williams, Matt Robertson, Gareth Goodall and James Millard.

Deighton Sear took his Concorde League team to Studley Wood on Saturday and put up a defiant effort eventually going down by a 4.5-3.5 scoreline.

There were wins for Barney Wytchard, John Downey and Gareth Ford. Sear secured a good half in his match. Clive Adamson, Michael Stoute, Nathan Snell and Colin Stoute all took their matches to the final hole but lost out.

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