Thomas adds another prize

Fine weather welcomed the September Medal at Sidmouth Golf Club kindly sponsored by Harrison-Lavers & Potburys, writes John Rockey.

Mark Thomas who won last week’s Monday Stableford in terrible weather, proved that he can do equally well in good conditions and came in with a gross 69 (nett 64) to win Division 1 of the September Medal. Thomas, who started this season with a handicap of 5, went out to eight following some indifferent form, but has regained his smooth flowing swing to get back down to five as the season winds up.

In second place in the top division was club captain Paul Hitchcock who scored a gross 72 (nett 65) and must be regretting his clumsy finish on the final two holes when he had the winning score well in his sights.

Third was Martyn White with another solid performance shooting a gross 70 (nett 66) which was enormously helped when he scored an eagle two on the final hole to get into the prizes.

In Division 2, Ron Davies played the round of the day with a 75 gross (nett 60) to win the division by five shots and as a further reward got his handicap reduced to 13.

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In second place was Roy Turner with a gross 80 (nett 65). Turner, who has been off the leader board of late looks as if he has got his early season form back just in time for the last few competitions. In third place was Lawrence Hill with a gross 82 (nett 67)

Paul Charlton’s nett 67 took Division 3 by a single shot from Mick Crane with Derek Platten coming in third with a nett 70.

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