Honours even for Sidmouth GC against Exeter

Les Pratt enjoying his eagle

Les Pratt enjoying his eagle - Credit: Sidmouth GC

The Sidmouth Emerton-Court team played the first round of their quarter final match against Exeter at home last Tuesday in brighter weather than the storm of the previous day.  
Team captains and their playing partners went head-to-head and it was Exeter who came out on top after a tough match. The next four pairings for Sidmouth fared much better, winning their matches reasonably comfortably, setting up the second leg at Exeter to be another tight encounter. A win plus a half will clinch it for Sidmouth but it will be a tough ask to get and make it to the semis.  
The seniors hosted Cricket St Thomas in the return fixture of the season. Sidmouth had managed to get two points away and match captain John White was  hopeful on the day, but Cricket continued where they had left of and promptly won the first two by a margin of 2 and 1.  
Luckily the troops turned the tide with Paul Blay and Les Pratt finishing 1 up, Hugh Dorliac and David Bromage winning 2 and 1 and Mike Davis and Charles Brown securing another point by 5 and 4.  
The outstanding result however was achieved by Chris Grubb who, after his partner's unavoidable withdrawal, had to play on his own and triumphed over a crestfallen Cricket St Thomas pair by 3 and 2. The afternoon therefore ended in a 4 and 2 win for Sidmouth and honours even over the two matches. 
The Sidmouth Jewellers Friday Stableford was won this week by James Pickard with 39 points in an excellent round, which included seven birdies and eleven pars. Second was Stuart Coles on 38, beating David Burgess on countback.  
Saturday was the Wightman Builders Golf Day with 36 teams competing. Outright winners on the day were Nigel Sharp and John Cowan with a solid 48 points from second placed Terry Jones and Kym White on 47. Graham Davies and Martin Crockett took third with 46.  
Top Ladies were Vanessa Ireson and Diane Hoyden with 44 points. In the same competition, Les Pratt scored an eagle on the 10th. 
It was a brave field of ladies who embraced the sweltering temperatures to play in the Rosalie Warren Macmillan Trophy - a Stableford competition for the charity. 
In first place, with an impressive 40 points, was Catherine Walden. Maria Clapp came in second place on countback from Sheila Faulkner, with 36 points. 

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