Joan Doughty has had a really successful season in her strokeplay event, having been top of the pile each week.
She reduced her July handicap from 36 to 34 in the following month, and in last week’s ladies’ Tuesday roll-up she recorded a 44 point scorecard (24 out, 20 back) to receive a cut to 31. She also recorded a birdie two on the seventh hole.
A previous winner of the ladies’ Eclectic Shield, Joan has moved up amongst the leaders in this six months’ rankings, with two competitions still remaining.
l John Ronan has moved to the top of the seniors’ Super Stableford Order of Merit, having improved on one of his previous best six scores to inch out season-long leader Andy Milner.
With two events remaining, there is all still to play for.
Belton Park 6
Melton Mowbray 0
Belton Park names first – Tony Davies and Stewart Boylan beat Don Benzie and Adrian Green 6&5, Andy Stepney and Simon Denton beat Keith Tomblin and Vic Cooper 5&3, Simon Whitton and Ian Carroll beat Bill Hurrell and Dave Wells 1 up, Bob Rogers and Andy Macgowan beat Steve Tagg and Derek Whitehouse 1 up, Dave Wing and Richard Welbourne beat Dave Bailey and Ian King 4&3, Richard Claxton and Ben Bayliss beat Peter Rayers and Pat Lee 6&5.
Spalding 5 Stoke Rochford 3
Barry Coop and Brian Keightley lost 6&5, Mike Nixon and Roger Smith won 1 up, Ken Taylor and Eddie Plant lost 3&2, Brian Ayto and John Wright won 1 up, Phil Hewes and Phil White lost 5&4, Charles Donnison and Don Werner won 2&1, Graham Manton and Alan Jessop lost 3&2, Mike Dickinson and Phil Varley lost 4&2.
Stoke Rochford seniors’ Invitation saw many familiar faces and some new guests enjoy an excellent competition played in near perfect conditions.
The betterball stableford produced some good scores and places were keenly contested. Winners with 47 points on countback were Keith Dugmore and P. Toon of Rufford Park.
Runners-up, also with 47, were Tom Keegan with G.Price of Mansfield Woodhouse. Ken Taylor with D. Seed were third with 46, and Jeff Purdy and G.Taylor were fourth with 45 on countback from Brian Keightley and M.Curtis of Melton Mowbray.
Nearest the pin in two on the 11th was Ken Taylor and nearest visitor to the pin on the 17th was Peter Stokes of Greetham Valley.
Sheila Dugmore and Carol Hamilton provided a top class halfway house and raised £109 in donations to the lady captain’s charity.