Utting’s hole-in-one at Honiton

Judging by the scoring Sunday’s monthly Stableford seems to have been a hard fought affair, writes Andy Wagner.

First in Div1 was Ed Reece with 35pts. Derek Richards took second on count back from Steve Bromby who both had 32pts. Div 2 had Fred Thomas first with 35pts ahead of Darren England 34pts and Kevin Thompson 33pts.

This week the Tuesday Mixed had their usual monthly draw and played a greensome to win the goblets. Thirty two played and in first place were Sally Chapman and Terry Dimond with an amazing score of 45 points. In second place were Linda McLaughlin and Allan Seager with 36 points. Also with 36 points were Catherine Doherty and Dave Morgan in third place and Susan Hyde and Charlie Doherty in fourth place. Many thanks to Laurie and Maureen Tollemache who organised players so well during July.

Ladies’ Section

Yes it was wet, wet, wet again! But that did not deter the winner of the Bowerman Cup on Wednesday. Carol Cole battled through it all to come out on top with a well deserved winning score of 34 Stableford points, just ahead of runner-up Sarah Loader with 33 points.

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In the monthly Stableford competition the Silver Division winner was Sarah Loader with 33 points, while Ann Trayling made second with 31 points. Jenny Raison came home with 29 points to win the Bronze 1 Division, followed by Linda Blundell in second with 27 points, and Linda Northover in third with 25 points. In Bronze 2 Division Rosemary Whitely’s great score of 32 points secured her first place, in front of Pam Greenaway in second with 29 points, and Julie Eyles with 28 points.

The seniors’ Texas Scramble was a very close-run affair with less than one and a half points covering all four prize-winning teams. John Fleetwood, John Kerr and Paul Ritchie led the field with 64 points, closely followed by Jim Wallis, Alan Bacon and John Ward on 64.4.

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Bob Cleal, Phil Donne-Davis and Oliver Wilson edged out Andy Sharland, Alex Lynn and Ken Beake to take third spot.

The best shot of the day was a hole-in-one at the second by Fred Utting. He won a double dose of golf balls for his efforts, and Bob Underwood presented him with a tankard in recognition of his achievement.

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