Freer, Bosence and Wenham win at Sidmouth


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The Sunday competition at Sidmouth was a three-man Texas Scramble, writes John Barnard.

There was a good field in dry, but cold conditions, with the greens beginning to quicken up.

The placing of the flag on the third hole was in a particularly vindictive spot!.

Some teams look dangerous on paper and the grouping of Lee, Thomas and Hill looked particularly good but didn’t perform well. Apparently, Lee and Thomas were under strict instructions to be back home early on Saturday evening which is so unusual, it must have affected their play.

Another dangerous looking team were Roger Freer, Moray Bosence and Lee Wenham.

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They did perform well and won with an excellent score of 54.8, 10.3 shots better than par.

A good front nine of 28, reckoned to be the more difficult half of the course, put them in good shape, and a solid, if less-spectacular back nine, saw them home.

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In second place were Jerry Russell, Kevin Howe and James Winchester, making a welcome brief return to Sidmouth from University, scoring 56.4 and a good back nine saw them just beat Michael Knight, Nick Bater and Malcolm Smith who scored 56.7, missing out by just point-three of a shot!

The points from third place kept Malcolm (Smudger) Smith in the overall lead of the Sunday Competitions eclectic. He has 37 points, with Moray (Minty) Bosence on 32 whilst Lee (Wakey) Wenham has 31.

There are two more qualifying Sunday competitions so there’s all to play for still!

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