Legg, Turner and McMath win Sidmouth Men’s Open competition.

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The Sidmouth Men’s Open competition was played last Friday, writes George Carr.

This event was played in a three-ball, one score to count, medal format which, for the uninitiated, means teams of three who record the lowest (best) score among them on each hole.

As always the event attracted a good field for there is fierce competition among club members for this one and visitors also, for whom this year there was a separate prize.

Congratulations then to Kevin Legg, Roy Turner and Eric McMath who handed in the winning card showing they were 12 under par on 54, which score gave them a comfortable three shot victory over the field.

The favourites on the day had been Mark Thomas, Neil Holland and Lewis Perry, and they finished on 57 which was also the score recorded by Carl Sheehan, Derek Platten, and their guest from Windwhistle Golf Club, P Elwood.

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Three generations of the Lewis family were a shot behind on 58; but then, John, Paul and Chris (in descending order by age) are never far off the pace!

Also on 58 we find the club president, Trevor Kerridge, and two carefully selected (the president’s privilege!) team mates, Will Hastie and Simon Knowles.

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On 59 came the likely trio of David Heywood, Douglas Jones and John Welch; and it was the latter who recorded three ‘twos’ in a row when he birdied the fourth, fifth and sixth, a notable achievement; but no cigar on the day for him, only eighteen golf balls!

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