Sidmouth monthly medal victory for Morey Bosence

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5423. Picture: Terry Ife

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5423. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

On Saturday, it was the final monthly medal of the year at Sidmouth Golf Club, sponsored by the Kingswood and Devoran Hotel, writes John Barnard.

The wet weather had made the course very difficult with the wet rough catching those that strayed off the fairway, a common occurrence with slopping fairways and greens.

However, this didn’t trouble Moray Bosence, who convincingly won Division One with a nett 62 (gross 69).

Four birdies, three on the front nine and a number of pars meant an easy win, with David Bater second with a nett 64. David bogied the last two relatively easy holes, otherwise his back nine would probably have got him the victory.

Jeremy Holden was third with a nett 66, continuing his great weekend having won the stableford the day before.

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Division Two and Three showed what a struggle it was for most of the golfers.

Bob Johnston was one of three players on nett 67 but he won the medal for Division Two due to his better back nine. A run of four pars from the 13th made all the difference. Wilf Hudson was second, bogies on each of the last three holes costing him a win.

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Alex Duckworth looked like he was coasting to a good score until an eight on the 16th hole and then a six on the 17th wrecked his card and birdying the last could not recover the lost ground.

In Division Three, Ben Gibbs won with a nett 70, just beating Nigel Sharp on countback. Nigel also had an eight on the 16th and a six on the last, otherwise the medal would have been his. Mark Bathard was third with a nett 73.

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