Sidmouth Easterbrook Eaton Medal joy for Hitchcock Punter and Ruffle

Paul Hitchcock, Steve Punter and Vernon Ruffle enjoyed success in the Easterbrook Eaton medal meeting, writes Chris Roberts.

In Division One Hitchcock took the top spot with a impressive level par gross score lowest gross of the day, giving him a net 60.

His round included three birdies, a bogey, a double-bogey and thirteen pars.

The ever-present on the leader board, Duncan Taylor, took second spot with a net 66, with his score being admirable given he started with a double-bogey on the first.

Also serving up a net 66 was Bob Johnston who was edged out into third spot on countback.

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Division Two went to Steve Punter who picked up his second medal of the year with a score of nett 61. His was also the lowest gross of the division.

Brian Marginson was second with a net 65 edging out John Game (net 66).

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Game’s highlight on his round was a two on the tough 11th.

Vernon Ruffle carried his good form from Friday into Saturday to secure the top spot in Division Three with a net 68 even after finishing with three triple bogeys.

John Nichole carded the lowest gross in the division for a net 70 to claim second place and third went to consistent Sean Murphy, again finishing in one of the top spots in a medal with a net 74.

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