Belton Park unable to repeat history in county final

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Belton Park

Having created history last year by becoming the first club to become county champions at both first and second team levels, Belton Park was once again represented in both finals this time at the Elsham club.

Both finals turned into real nail-biters.

The second team played against Laceby Manor and with the results swinging one way and then the other, it was no surprise the match finished at three games each.

So now it was down to holes won and lost to decide the winners and when again both teams had the same score, the 2014 champions would have to be decided by a sudden-death playoff.

Both teams had chances of long range birdies on the first hole; unfortunately, Belton Park’s attempt stopped agonisingly just short and the first stage in a unique double was ended when the opposition rolled in a 20ft putt for birdie and a win.

The following pairs represented Belton Park: D Price & T Guest, J Marshall & H Glenn, M Hallam & S Sutton, J Smith & C Gelder, G Lumsden & M Sims, T Gleave & N Gibson.

The first team faced a very strong Cleethorpes team and as the game ebbed and flowed it again looked as if another sudden death play-off beckoned. However, despite J Duke and A Allen holing vital putts on the 18th, the match finished 3-3 and sadly, Belton Park missed out by three holes on holes won.

The following pairs represented Belton Park: M Haynes & J Duke, J Smith & J Kirkup, L Bell & J Diment, C Burns & C Haynes, A Greenberry & A Allen, S Mitchell & E Glenn.

l Seniors Section Competitions: John Cowe Cup - 1 Keith Brown, 2 Peter Rollings, 3 Manny Barker; Ian Lindsay Trophy (36 hole medal gross) - 1 Manny Barker, 2 Wes Wright.

Stoke Rochford

Peterborough Milton

Seniors 5

Stoke Rochford 3

Mick Rance & Brian White lost 5 & 4, Barry Coop & Graham Manton halved, John Wright & Ray Elsome halved, Greg Ewart & Dave Hamston won 5 & 4, Don Werner & Tim Haward won 1 up, Mike Nixon & Phil Hewes lost 6 & 5, Roy Rowe & Eddie Plant lost 1 down, Mike Dickinson & Cliff Mills lost 3 & 2.

Stoke Rochford Seniors 6 Glen Gorse 2

Mick Rance & Mike Nixon won 2 & 1, Barry Coop & Eddie Plant halved, Greg Ewart & Roy Rowe won 4 & 3, Dave Hamston & Mike Graves won 7 & 5, Phil Varley & Ray Elsome lost 1 down, David Hamilton & Duncan Bennett won 2 & 1, Malcolm Edwards & Cliff Mills halved, Don Werner & Roger Nicholls won 3 & 1.

Belton Park ladies

The Lady Captain versus Lady Secretary match was narrowly won by captain Diane Dixon’s team, over that of Marjie Thompson.

The re-arranged Sybil Brownlow trophy was won by Jaqui Barson with 94 nett 67. Second was Sheila Garrick with 87 nett 68 and third was Margaret Bowen with 96 nett 69.

The Ladies Brooches competition took place on Sunday with the victorious pairing being that of Margaret Bowen and Muriel Gaffrey. Second place went to Barbara Robinson and Kathleen Bell.

The EWGA Medal was won with a great score of nett 69 by Margaret Bowen, gaining her second victory in two days and earning her a 2 shot cut. Second place went to Enid Maltby with nett 71 and in third place, Lisa White with nett 73.

Sudbrook Moor

The Tuesday Ladies six monthly Stableford trophy resulting in an excellent winning score of 42 from Norma Shelley whose handicap was cut from 31 to 29.4.

Runner up was Amanda Roberts on 38 points. Linda Whittaker won the spot prize for nearest the par 3 12th.

l The junior intermediates concluded their summer season of greensomes medals with a share of the trophy for new winners Jack Williams with Tom Howes and well-known past winners Stuart Smith and Jospeh Ablewhite.

Last season’s title holder, grandfather and grandson Trevor aned Robert Eldred finished just behind for third spot in the six-monthly order of merit table.

Prizes were awarded for all birdies and Trevor and Robert Eldred recorded these on holes three and four, Alex Doig on hole four, Lewis and Tom Anthony on the seventh and Joseph Ablewhite and Stuart Smith on the fourth,

Ben Doughty, Sam Howes, Olivia Bradley have had excellent seasons playing with parent or grandparent.