The qualifier for the prestigious Fullers London Pride Gold Medal competition was won by Steve Grundy.
He won the Belton Woods round with a net score of 66, the first hurdle in qualifying for the competition proper.
A total of 84 players will qualify for the National Final which will be held at Woodhall Spa in August, with each county represented by at least two qualifiers in the two-day, 36-hole tournament.
l Sunday’s April Stableford competition was won in Division One by Master Ben Richards with 36 points, defeating Glenn Cooper on countback.
In Division Two, Master Joshua Mackey triumped with a creditable 41 points, five points clear of his nearest rival.
The Marshall’s Monthly Medal for April was won on countback with a net score of 70.
Results: 1 Colin Grant 70 ocb, 2 Del House 70, 3 John Browne 71, 4 Phil Turrell, 5 Colin Musson 73 ocb, 6 Mike Learwood-Griffiths 73, 7 Denis Manton 74 ocb, 8 Colin Thornton 74, 9 Ian Nisbet 75, 10 Peter Stephenson 76.
Belton Park’s Lucy Morley and Josie Short took on local rivals Stoke Rochford in the second round of the Daily Mail Women’s Foursomes.
In a fine match played at home, Lucy and Josie prevailed with a handsome 3&2 victory to march on to the third round of the competition.
l The Ladies Coronation Foursomes competition was won by Jacqui Barson and Jan Johnson with 38 points.
Second place went to Sue Addis and Yvonne Bashford with 37 and in third place with 34 were Donna Hayle and Becky Lloyd.
l The Marjorie Moore Salver, a medal competition whose proceeds are donated to a local cancer charity in memory of Marjorie, was won this year by Anna Clarke with net 70.
Runner-up with 71 was Carole Foster on countback from Annette Fordham.
The first mixed event of the season, the Freda Shipley Cup, was won by Daryl Froggatt and Annette Fordham with a score of +6 in the betterball bogey format.
Runners-up were Peter and Jacqui Barson with +5, with Chris and Edina Burns third also with a score of +5.
Shot of the day was by Janni Pask who aced the treacherous par three 24th hole.
The seniors faced stiff opposition today at Blankney GC in a match played under excellent weather conditions on a course in very good condition.
Many of the matches were very close, but Belton Park were defeated 6½-1½.
Results: Bill Brogan and Dave Jackson lost 2&1, Trevor Collis and Tony Noble 1 down, Alan Addis and Peter Rollings won 1 up, Keith Ball and John Alsbury lost 3&2, Tony Davies and Mike Monaghan lost 2&1, Barrie Stainton and Michael Robinson lost 6&4, Peter Brooks and Shaun Boney halved, Paul Skelton and Brian Mole lost 4&3.
Stoke Rochford Juniors retained the Terry Braime Trophy in their annual encounter with the seniors.
Stoke Rochford Seniors 1
Stoke Rochford Juniors 3
Barry Coop and David Hamilton lost to Matt Allan & Tom Rawson 2&1, Greg Ewart and Tim Haward lost to Ben Rawson and Stacie Eldred 1 down, Stephen Major and Phil Varley lost to Edward Bell and Ben Harvey 2&1, Eddy Plant and Brian White won against Luke Muller and Ben Palmer 6&4.
Market Harborough 6
Stoke Rochford 2
Barry Coop and Ray Elsome won 2&1, Mike Nixon and Keith Eddy lost 2&1, Brian White and Roger Smith lost 4&2, Mike Dickinson and Duncan Bennett lost 2&1, Greg Ewart and Alan Jessop lost 4&3, Brian Keightley and Chris Woof won 2 up, Ken Taylor and Eddie Plant lost 1 down, John Wright and Graham Manton lost 4&2
Cancer Relief Stableford (off ⅞ handicap) – 1 Norma Varley 37pt, 2 Avis Griffin 37, 3 Sheila Dugmore 33.
April Sunday Medal – 1 Sue Booth 81-11=70, 2 Phillippa Smith 90-17=73, 3 Sue Hitchman 87-13=74; gross – June Miller 86.