Brean Golf Club march on in Seniors Somerset Bowl

Brean Golf Club member John Ham.

Brean Golf Club member John Ham. - Credit: Brean GC

Brean continued their defence of the Seniors Somerset Bowl with another win against Farrington.

Having faced the same opponents at Farrington Park in last year’s semi-final, Brean knew their hosts would be out for revenge.

A strong Farrington team, for much of the afternoon, looked like coming out on top.

But Brean's fighting spirit kicked in and they secured their place in the next round by winning three games all on the final green. 

Another halved match was added to make the final scoreline 3.5-1.5 in favour of Brean.

A final round charge by John Ham snatched the Seniors Captains Cup from under the nose of Tony Oliver. 

Ham produced a nett 61 which, added to his earlier effort of 65, gave him a two-round aggregate of 126. 

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Oliver matched his second round of 68 with another one in the last round so failed to improve on his 127 total leaving him one shy of Ham.

Third place went to Jeff Milton on 128 after a last round 66 elevated him. Ham also won the final round competition courtesy of his 61, three clear of Steve Barker and four ahead of third-placed Chris Stephens.

Alan Eboe was the only player to reach 40 points on a tough day for scoring in the June Stableford. 

Compiled in some difficult breezy conditions, it left him top of Division Three, with a four-point cushion over Bob Pelzer.

Dave Bradley took third on countback with 33, as Nathan Pickering won Division Two with 39 points, three clear of John Cullinan, who got 22 of his points on the homeward run to stay one ahead of Kevin Griffiths.

The top flight was secured with a 35-point score from Clive Goode, three better than Barry Roe, who edged out Steve Jones on countback.

Club champion Dan Williams recorded the only two of the day on the fourth and claimed the entire sweep.

The Avalon League Division Five team began their Jubilee weekend double header at Long Sutton, where Brian Read's men came away with a 3-2 victory.

Unfortunately, they suffered a home defeat by the same margin on Sunday against The Mendip.

The Division Two side suffered a 4-1 defeat at Taunton & Pickeridge, although the matches were all close affairs.

Barry Roe won on countback in Division One of Sunday's Super Series to prevent a brother/sister double.

Zak Jones comfortably secured top spot in the second flight with a superb 46 points, four clear of Les Byrne as Mel Brown made a welcome return to form with 39 in third.

In the top division both Roe and Millie Jones posted 41 points but the back nine countback fell in favour of Roe, with Nathan Pickering in the prizes again in third on 40.