Sidmouth ease past Exminster in the Parker Trophy

Nigel Sharpe presenting the silver salver to winning visitor R Clapp (Lyme Regis Golf Club) at the S

Nigel Sharpe presenting the silver salver to winning visitor R Clapp (Lyme Regis Golf Club) at the Sidmouth Seniors Open - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth won their preliminary round match beating Exminster at East Devon in the Parker Trophy on Friday, writes Chris Roberts.

Sidmouth’s two aspiring professionals, Stuart Coles and Lewis White, lost the first game on the first extra hole.

However, Duncan Taylor and Chris Lewis managed to level the match with a comfortable five-and-four win.

This left two of the largest men ever to represent the club, Mark Thomas and Neil Holland, with the task of winning the match overall.

They looked comfortable with four holes to play as they were four up, but some unfortunate putting from Thomas meant that the match went to the last hole before the Sidmouth pair prevailed.


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Sidmouth will play Fingle at Honiton in the first round proper.

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