GOLF: Belton Park triumph in Junior League Finals

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Belton Park juniors crowned a magnificent season with a win over their northern counterparts from Forest Pines.

The Belton juniors, who had already won the South Lincolnshire Final earlier in the summer, travelled to Boston Golf Club who were the hosts for the Junior League Finals.

The match was played in a good spirit and Belton Park prevailed over Forest Pines 2-1. They now go on to play at Frilford Heath next August, representing Lincolnshire in the Junior Champions Club.

The first game out was between Harry Glenn and Will Walker, from Belton Park, and Will Graham and Kieron Raworth-Hayes, with the 4&3 victory going the way of Forest Pines.

Sam Sutton and Alex Wright won the second game on the 17th hole and the third and final game saw Tom Cooper and Ollie Mitchell triumph 5&4 for the 2-1 overall match victory.

Belton Park junior team pictured being presented with the trophy from Lincs Union of Golf Clubs president David Brotherton are, from left – Tom Cooper, Ollie Mitchell, David Brotherton, team captain Harry Glenn, Will Walker, Sam Sutton and Alex Wright.

Gents

Betterball Stableford: 1 Kevin Winfield and Manny Barker 47pt (last 6), 2 Mark Duffree and Rob Harvey 47 (back 9), 3 John Kirkup and Tim Shaw 47.

The final of the 36-hole Scratch Knockout took place between Chris Haynes and Chris Burns, with Haynes winning 5&4.

Some high quality golf was played between the two with Haynes seven under par for the 32 holes, and Burns three under.

Ladies

September Medal: Division One – 1 Sheila Mason 87-19=68, 2 Ann Bartlett 85-17=68, 3 Sue Walker-Sherriff 88-19=69; Division Two – 1 Diane Dixon 99-28=71, 2 Sue Addis 99-28=71, 3 Kathleen Bell 94-23=71.

l The Summer Knockout final saw Jacqui Barson play very well to defeat Ina Wood.

BELTON WOODS

Seniors

Mike North celebrated a double victory by winning both the Memorial Cup, which is played over two rounds, and the Marshall’s September Monthly medal, with a fine 69.

In the first round of the Memorial Cup, he recorded a score of 75 giving him a total of 144. This gave him a two shot lead over Colin Musson (68 and 78=146) and third placed Peter Stephenson who had a score of 74 and 75 (149).

In the monthly medal, Mike’s score of 69 was sufficient to give him a three shot lead over runner-up Denis Manton.

Results: 1 Mike North 69, 2 Denis Manton 72, 3 Tony Slipper 73 ocb, 4 Henry Knight 73, 5 George Forbes 74 ocb, 6 Bob Clarke 74 ocb, 7 John Browne 74, 8 Pete Stephenson 75, 9 Mike Whitington 76, 10 Phil Stannard 77.

In the September Stableford, Tony Slipper emerged victorious with 44 points.

Results: 1 Tony Slipper 44, 2 Alan Lowen 41, 3 Ian Nisbet 40, 4 Colin Thornton 39, 5 Richard James 38 ocb, 6 Roger Hanratty 38, 7 Phil Stannard 37 ocb, 8 Dave Toule 37 ocb, 9 Tom Lamin, 10 Pete Stephenson 36.

Carholme 3½

Belton Woods 4½

George Forbes (c) and Mike Whitington halved, Pat Stanford and Dave Toule lost 3-2, Mick Hall and John Bratt lost 5-4, Alan Lowen and Colin Musson lost 9-8, John Williams and Mike Gulliford won 3-2, Ian Nisbet and Peter Bishop won 2-1, Colin Thornton and Richard James won 5-4, Pete Stanley and Bob Clarke won 6-5.

SUDBROOK MOOR

The entire South Lincs Seniors’ League was represented in a grand end-of-season social day at Rutland County Golf Club.

Formidable scoring was the order of the day in the betterball stableford format. Gedney Hill, Pottergate and Kirton Holme took home the top three prizes. Sudbrook Moor’s John Chatburn was fourth on countback and best team performance went to Pottergate.

The matchplay season shield was presented to Gedney Hill who have won the title the past six seasons.

l The Tuesday ladies entertained Pottergate in a combined teams Texas scramble medal for teams of four.

Team Iris, with home players Amanda Roberts and Joan Doughty, were the winners, and visitors Anne Cooper and Sue Claughton returned a fine scorecard of five under SSS, narrowly squeezing out Team Jasmine – Mags McArthur, Pam Cox, Diane Prettie and Kathy Woodcock.