GOLF: Robertson rules in Belton Woods ladies’ championship
Belton Woods held its club ladies’ championship at the weekend.
Players played two medal rounds, one on each course, and emerging vitorious was Lorraine Robertson with a 91 and 92 (183).
Becky Foster won the net trophy with 72 and 71 (143).
l The August Stableford was won by Steph Lee 35 points (silver division), and Fiona Illingworth 33 points ( bronze division).
Belton Park’s ‘dream team’ enjoyed a terrific 4½-1½ away win over Rutland County.
Particularly outstanding were Ian Carroll and Dick Short who won their match 6&5, taking the honours as the top pair in the match.
Stewart Boylan once again displayed excellent prowess, recording birdie twos on holes 13 and 15.
Results: Belton names first – Tony Davies and Stewart Boylan won 5&4, John Cooke and Paul Woods won 4&3, Ben Bayliss and Martin Clarke lost 1 down, Bob Rogers and Simon Denton won 1 up, Ian Carroll and Dick Short won 6&5, Richard Claxton and Roy Allen halved.
Lady Captain’s Day began with a stableford competition which was won with 43 points by Lyn Ewart.
Runner-up was Karen Rawson with 42 points and Sheila Dugmore was third with 39. Nearest the pin in two was Marion Carvath, with Phillippa Smith winning nearest the pin.
In the afternoon round, a mixed 16-hole betterball competition was won by Ben Rawson and Pauline Haggerty. Second were Norma and Phil Varley, with Adam Footitt and Joan Lennard in third. Adam received the nearest the pin prize, with Jeff Purdy nearest the pin in three on the par five 16th hole.
The raffle and donations on the day totalled an amazing £855.50 for the lady captain’s charity, Combat Stress.
l The Sunday Medal was won by Marion Carvath with net 70, gross Sue Booth with 77. Runner-up was Jean Hough, with Jo Mulvey third.
The Ladies’ Alternative Trophy was won by Avis Griffin with 37 points, ahead of Roni Proctor on 35.
l Stoke Rochford Ladies’ Club Championship was played for over two medal rounds on Sunday in glorious weather.
The new club champion this year with gross scores of 81 and 76, totalling 157 for the day, was Pam Watson. Runner-up was Sue Booth (85+86=171.
In first place, best net score winner was Dorne Werner with 69 and 73, totalling 142, and runner-up was Sheila Dugmore (75+70=145).
Stoke Rochford 2½
Mike Nixon and Don Clements lost 3&1, Graham Manton and Alan Jessop halved, Brian White and Phil White won 1 up, Brian Ayto and Ray Elsome lost 2&1, Tim Haward and Roy Rowe lost 6&5, Mike Graves and John Batty lost 5&4, Stephen Major and Ray Beal lost 3&2, Barry Coop and Charles Scott won 3&2.
Phil Hewes was the winner of the Seniors’ Trophy round five with 40 points. Barry Mitchell and Ernie Armstrong had 38 points.
With one round remaining and the aggregate best three from six to count, the current overall leader is Don Clements with 111 points, from Richard Leverett and Ernie Armstrong on 110.
Senior past captain Colin Henfrey outplayed the senior mixed field on Trophy morning.
Colin’s well balanced scorecard of 21 points out and 20 back secured the Olympic Trophy which was introduced into the calendar in 2012. There was a three-way countback for the runners-up spot.
In Division 3, John Came had the round of a lifetime, returning 39 points, which comprised of an outward nine of 23 points. Tony Rose, on 39, secured the Division 1-3 prize from Steve Squires, with countbacks of 22 and 20 points respectively.
Sue Watson, Barry Kay, Dave Guy and Mick Massingham all enjoyed very solid cards of 37 points. An enthusiastic turnout of handicap Division 5 ladies returned excellent scores – Jeannie Priest 36 points, Pam Plummer 35 and Eileen Plummer 34.
Steve Squires won the entire twos sweep with his birdie on the third.
l The Scratch A Team travelled to Gedney Hill for the return match and picked up a further Order of Merit point with a 3-3 halved result. A win at home for the final fixture next week would make a huge difference in the overall rankings, moving the team up to third instead of fourth out of six, in this their first season in Division Two.
l Thea Law played a stormer last Tuesday in the ladies’ Spin-Up Stableford, returning 47 points.
There was a countback on 37 points between Shirley Gardiner and Amanda Roberts. Fourth place went to Jenny Hilton on 35 points, and fifth was Eileen Plummer on 33.
Four ladies enjoyed birdie twos 2s – Joan Doughty on the third, Jenny Hilton on the sixth, Amanda Roberts on the seventh and Shirley Gardiner on the 16th. CSS was 38 points.