GOLF: Becky and Megan triumph in Belton Woods ladies’ championship

Belton Woods lady captain Becky Foster (left) congratulates Megan Illingworth on her third consecutive championship victory.
Belton Woods lady captain Becky Foster (left) congratulates Megan Illingworth on her third consecutive championship victory.
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The Belton Woods Linda Cochrane Club Championship was won by the currently champion.

Megan Illingworth collected the trophy for best gross score for the third successive year after two days of competition.

The best net score trophy went to lady captain Becky Foster. A memorable day saw Becky’s net score achieved with the help of a hole-in-one in the first round. She also received a handicap cut.

l The Belton Woods Tony Roberts Trophy match was a medal competition for 18 maximum handicap players and took place on the par 72 Lakes Course on Saturday.

Victor was Rob Palframan with a score of net 68, from runner-up Robert Connelly on 70. Third on countback was Paul Brumhead (70) who also recorded the lowest gross of 76.

A non-trophy competition for 19 and above handicaps was won by James White with a net score of 75.



Belton Park’s first and second teams have both retained their respective South Lincolnshire trophies and will now play in the county finals at Elsham in October.


The Victory Cup was won by Will and Nicola Christian with 42 points. Runners-up were David and Janet Wright with 41, ahead of Nigel Harris and Sue Mitchell in third


Louis Richardson triumphed in the ADA Junior Trophy with 39 points. The Ancaster Shield was won by Richard Tomlinson, also with 39 points.


The Ladies’ Invitation Day and the Enid Burnett Roses Trophy, presented by David Burnett in memory of his late wife, was won by Anna Clark and her partner Jo Cobley with 42 points.

The day attracted 120 ladies who took part in a four ball betterball competition. The competition was followed by a meal and musical entertainment provided by the lady captain’s daughters.

l The August Stableford was won in Silver Division by Linda Midgley with 39 points. Second place went to Sue Walker-Sherriff with 38 points and third on countback was Anna Clark. First in Bronze Division was Helen Elliott with 40 points. Second on countback was Jaqui Barson and third with 38 points was Mary Brown.

l In the EWGA Medal, the first three places were decided on countback with the same score of 75. First was Anne Bartlett, ahead of Issie Guest and Josie Short.

C Team

Rutland County 3½

Belton Park 2½

Belton Park names first – Tony Davies and Stewart Boyland lost to Kevin Moxham and Nathan Harper 1 down, John Cooke and Bob Rogers halved with Cliff Knapp and Dave Riprin, Simon Denton and Andrew Stepney beat Steve Lowe and Paka Risi 1 up, David Nock and Clive Horn beat Roger Overton and Jordan Paylor 3&2, Dave Wing and Ben Bayliss lost to Gerry McIntyre and Josh Paylor 2&1, Ian Carroll and Laurence Haselhurst lost to Pete Woolley and Chris Palmer 1 down.



Sleaford 4

Stoke Rochford 4

Mike Rance and Barry Coop won 4&3, Ray Smith and Brian Ayto won 5&3, Mike Dickinson and Keith Eddy lost 4&2, Greg Ewart and Ray Elsome won 5&4, Graham Manton and Alan Jessop lost 1 down, Phil White and Joe Lindley lost 4&3, Ray Beal and Don Werner lost 5&3, Charles Donnison and Phil Hewes won 2&1.

Stoke Rochford 6

Kibworth 2

Barry Coop and Gary Skerritt won 3&2, Charles Donnison and Mike Graves won 3&2, Trevor Harvey and Ray Elsome lost 2&1, Greg Ewart and Mike Nixon won 4&3, Brian Ayto and Dave Hudson won 2 up, Duncan Bennett and John Smeeton lost 4&3, Graham Manton and Roy Rowe won 4&3, Roger Smith and Roger Nicholls won 4&3.


Sixteen-year-old Aiden Hotchin had the best card in the August Saturday Medal qualifier, earning himself 25 points in the Order of Merit and a handicap cut to 15.5. He is now third in the overall standings.

In Categories 1-3 of the Medal, David Lee, Jim McArthur, Phil Hall and Martin Corby were in the prizes, and Martin also scooped the best gross award.

In Category 4, best return came from Pete Burkhill, followed by Paul McCarthy and Barry Pogson. Yvonne Geach was best lady and top high handicap junior was Joseph Ablewhite. Steve Davis won the twos sweep.

l In the final Scratch League match, Sudbrook Moor A Team beat Kirton Holme 4-2 at home.