Sidmouth success for Willoughby and Hastie

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On Sunday, the third round of the winter competition was a four better ball competition, writes John Barnard.

The weather continues to be kind to golfers and it was a glorious morning to get out and enjoy this wonderful Autumn.

The trees around the course now are a glorious technicolour and the view from the 10th tee, looking down the valley and out to sea, would be difficult to surpass anywhere in the world.

Turning back to the golf, there were two teams on 44 points, but Malcolm Willoughby and Will Hastie had the better back nine with 25 points to win this week’s competition.

No really great holes, just solid golf with each player coming in on nine holes and just the one birdie on the thirteenth.

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In second place were Sean Murphy and Craig Melluish.

They played 16 excellent holes of golf, but a one point on hole four and no score on hole five cost them a win. Kym White and Les Pratt were third with a steady 42 points. Les continued his fine run of form, coming onto the card 13 times and showing that you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks – a reminder to all of us!

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After three rounds of the winter league, Les Pratt jumped above Geoff Lory to take an early lead in the order of merit.

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