Brean pair progress in Daily Mail Foursomes

Brean Golf Club's Lyn Bird and Eileen Parnell

Brean Golf Club's Lyn Bird and Eileen Parnell - Credit: Brean GC

Lyn Bird and Eileen Parnell kept the Brean flag flying high into the sixth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes with victory over a duo from Ilfracombe.

The Brean pair had home advantage against their North Devon opponents and closed out a tight game in their favour on the final green.

They now wait to see who they will face in the next round of the National competition.

The Ladies July Medal was won by Gail Mason after a superb round of nett 67 as she mastered tricky weather conditions far better than the rest for a convincing nine-shot advantage over Bird, with Shirley Marlow third.

The Bowmaker Trophy on Saturday saw excellent scoring on a relatively calm day and 2019 winners John Cranley and Don Edmondson were joined by Sam Grosvenor to return the winning score of 112.


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Runners-up Murray Parsons, Ian Adams and Tony Richards were three points back, but two clear of three others teams, with Trevor Pitt, Neil Barker and Tim Amy taking the bronze position on countback.

Lee Roberts-Neale returned 43 points to win the July Stableford on Sunday, racing to the turn with a superb 25 points and coming home with 18 for a four-point victory in Division Three.

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Neil Williams took second on countback ahead of Steve Martin and Andy Chapple.

The only other player to top the 40-point mark was Division Two winner Barrie Tucker, the reigning Seniors Club Champion, whose 41 left him three clear of four others.

A complex countback was required to place Murray Parsons as runner-up ahead of head greenkeeper Max Smith, as Kevin Griffiths and Tony Richards missed out on podium finishes.

In Division One, Dan Broom repeated his June success by securing top spot in the top flight with 38 points, ahead of Leighton Jenkins who edged out Dave Porter on countback for the prize money.

Brean Seniors entertained two clubs over the past week, with Fosseway visiting in the first leg of the FosseBrean Trophy on Tuesday and Vivary Park the opponents two days later.

Both games saw the home team win by a convincing margin, with a 6-0 whitewash on Tuesday followed by a 4-2 win against Vivary.

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