GOLF: McEwan wins Stoke Rochford medal competition

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Stoke Rochford’s April Saturday medal competition was won by Stephen McEwan on a cold and blustery day.

A strong finish of four successive pars was enough to see 22-handicap Stephen triumph with a four under par net total of 66.

Brian White finished one shot further back after his net 67, and Jim Bonshor was third, also with a 67. The lowest gross score went to Nick Watson who shot a two under par round of 68.

C Team

Stoke Rochford 5

Burghley Park 1

Martin Bellamy and Andy Edwards won 4&3, Tony Nicol and Owen McHugh won 1 up, Scott Abbot and Ken Taylor won 2&1, Ian Dobson and Gareth Stafford won 4&3, Brian White and Eddie Plant lost 4&3, Bob Bennett and Steve Davies won 1 up.

Ladies’ section

The April medal was won by Avis Griffin with net 75, edging out Sheila Dugmore (also 75) with a stronger finish. In third place was Elaine Kirby with 76.

Sue Booth won the Innocent Vase competition with a score of +2. Carol Hamilton was second with a score of -1.

Highlight of the Bring and Win Stableford competition was a hole-in-one at the seventh hole for Jilian Watson which was enough to secure her third place overall. Pam Watson was runner-up, two points behind eventual winner Dorne Werner.

Seniors’ section

Stoke Rochford 1½

Greetham Valley 6½

Mick Rance and Cliff Mills lost 1 down, Barry Coop and John Wright lost 1 down, Malcolm Edwards and David Hamilton lost 1 down, Dave Hamston and Dave Hudson won 4&2, Roger Nicholls and Ian Smith lost 8&6, Mike Nixon and Duncan Bennett lost 4&3, Trevor Harvey and Phil White halved, Jim Price and Phil Varley lost 3&2.

Kibworth 5

Stoke Rochford 3

Mick Rance and Peter Gill lost 5&4, Barry Coop and Chris Woof halved, Keith Dugmore and Mike Graves lost 1 down, John Wright and Don Werner lost 2&1, Greg Ewart and Mike Nixon won 3&1, Eddie Plant and Brian White won 6&5, Ken Taylor and Trevor Harvey halved, Dave Hamston and Philip Varley lost 5&4.

BELTON PARK

Seniors’ section

Belton 7½

Sleaford 2½

Peter Brooks and John Carey halved, Bill Brogan and Peter Rollings won 6&5, Willie Baudrum and Terry Bond won 6&5, Fred Williams and Michael Robinson won 1 up, Alan Addis and Keith Ball lost 5&3, Dave Martin and Brian Mole won 5&4, Mike Monaghan and Barrie Stainton halved, Ray Shore and Andrew Cookson halved, Peter Hawkins and Paul Skelton won 2&1, David Langley and Tony Robinson won 6&4.

Belton Park 3½

Newark 4½

Peter Brooks and Willie Baudrum lost 3&1, Bill Brogan and Tony Davies won 5&4, Andrew Cookson and John Thompson lost 6&5, Keith Ball and Colin Farrington halved, Brian Mole and Nick Craft lost 2 down, Barrie Stainton and Ron Prothero lost 2&1, Tony Noble and Laurence Haselhurst won 2&1, Manny Barker and Alan Addis won 4&3.

SUDBROOK MOOR

Sudbrook Moor fielded their strongest team in the county inter-club scratch foursomes Elsham Trophy against Belton Park.

Simon Green, Bruce Macfarlane, Rob Keddie, Alex Claricoates, Keith Maclachlan and Martin Corby came out with a creditable eight down scoreline. Keith and Martin halved their match with an exciting back nine.

l Twelve teams of three competed in the Spring Saturday Texas Scramble.

Top prize went to John Came, Andy Stones and Mark Boulton with a score of 6.6 under SSS. Runners-up were Kev Jones, Andy Newman and Paul Brough, with Ian Reah, Mike Coupland and Mike Koranski third.

l The seniors’ April mixed Texas Scramble was won by the team of John Costall, Mike Dyason and Frank Brumpton, ahead of Pete Farmer, Tony Sealey and Bernard Pratt.

l Maurice Green won the seniors’ weekly roll-up overall with 44 stableford points. Runner-up in Category 1-3 was Bob Watson (40) and Steve Squires (42) was best of Category 4.

The twos sweep was shared between Bob Watson and Frank Brumpton. Best Eclectic after four weeks is Tony Rose.