Centenary Cup for Steve

A round-up of the latest golfing action

THE Centenary Cup, another board competition at Worlebury, drew a large field on Saturday.

On ever improving greens, there were some good scores posted, but the winner of the trophy, Steve Gray, shot a superb 10 under his handicap to win.

Result: 1) Steve Gray 72 net 60. 2) Pete Cornish 75 net 64. 3) Leighton Grant 76 net 65. 4) Colin Dale 83 net 65. 5)Dean Nute 83 net 85.

The second chance to qualify for the Pro Trophy final this month was held on Sunday.

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The Club Professional Gary Marks set a benchmark score to beat in order to qualify. The weather was not predicted to be too good for the day and so it proved, as most of the field got caught in some sharp showers at some stage. The final will be held on August 21.

Result: 1) Daniel Bovington 83 net 65. 2) Joe Dale 72 net 65. 3) Alex Winn 73 net 67.

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Worlebury Seniors played two matches last week. On August 1 they played the Isle Of Wedmore, a match which went to the final game. Worlebury eventually went down 4.5-3.5. The second game of the week was played on Thursday at home to Shirehampton, with Worlebury winning 6-2.

The Avalon team were home to Stockwood Vale in a league fixture on Sunday and had recorded a much-needed 3.5-1.5 victory.

* WORLEBURY Ladies held their Invitation Day on August 2, with over 40 golfers taking part.

Results. 1) Pam Hudson (visitor) and Michelle James (Worlebury), 47pts (back nine). 2) Yvonne Bates (visitor) and Tricia Smith (Worlebury), 47pts. 3) Val Dixon (visitor) and Hazel Cox (Worlebury), 45pts (back six). 2s: Yvonne Bates, Sue Garrett, Julia Holroyd and Julie Jones (visitors, Ginette Baker(Worlebury. Nearest the pin: Julia Holroyd (visitor), Tricia Smith (Worlebury).

* WESTON Golf Club held its second Mixed Greensomes Open of the year and it was won by Steve Richards and Janice Truscott, from Burnham & Berrow, with a commendable 46 points.

They were followed by Weston’s Andy Skinner and Tilly Ferrari on 44 points. Tim Latchem and Melanie Rossi were third, Ian and Pam Hudson were fourth and Mick Mantell and Pat Murray were fifth, all with 39 points. Winners of the gross stableford were Steve and Wendy Thomas with 29 points.

In the men’s section, Adrian Edwards won the Mallen Cup on Saturday with a nett 63.

Divisional scores. Division 1: L Charles 72 (6) 66. D Henderson 75 (9) 66 and N Farrant 75 (9) 66. Division 2: A Edwards 76 (13) 63. T Marshall 79 (13) 66 and S.Petrie 82 (16) 66. Midweek stableford: D Isaac 44pts, S Blackaller 38pts, N Long 38pts.

Ladies’ section. Sanders Bowl: 1) Kaylee Davey nett 69. 2) June Phillips 69. 3) Thaissia Fredericks 69. 4) Zena Balcombe 69.

Nine hole qualifier: 1) Jade Cope 20pts. 2) Kaylee Davey 19pts. 3) Sue Radcliffe 17pts. 4) Zena Balcombe 17pts.

Seniors section. Eric Benn Trophy: 1) Don Evans and David Bates, 63. 2) Monty Hughes and Terry Holden, 65. 3) David Andow and Idris Woodfine, 65. 4) Ken Marshall and Tony Wyatt, 67. 5) Tim Latchem and John Atherton, 67.

* A PRO Shop Stableford held at Brean last Saturday saw Roger Broom lead the way with 39pts, giving him a one point success over Trevor Pitt and John Owen. Pitt secured the runners-up spot as he had a better back nine score than Owen.

The ladies’ section hosted an Invitation Day on the same day and scoring was close as another countback was required to separate the leading two pairs in the betterball stableford event. Cards of 38 points were handed in by Irene Trumper and I Swift and Debbie Windmill and her partner J Chapple. With the countback applied the winners Trumper and Swift were declared the winners. Third place was taken by Liz Blackwell and her guest for the day, S Wright, on 33 points.

In a late result from the previous weekend, Brean’s Division Three Avalon league team scored a convincing home win over Worlebury.

In the first meeting of the season between the two clubs the home side won 4-1 and will now hope to continue that form when they face the return fixture in a few weeks. They are also looking forward to their upcoming Somerset Bowl semi-final tie where they will face Farrington at Clevedon GC on a date to be confirmed.

* FOLLOWING hard on the heels of Open Week at Wedmore, there was a further open event this week for the PGA Trophy.

Home players dominated the prizes. There was a close finish in the men’s event with four players all scoring 41 points. The overall trophy was won on countback by John Wormold which left the other three players to claim the places in division two. Brian Crosby took first place with Ray Dodkin and David Myers coming second and third.

Division one went to Mike Snelgrove with 40pts although it again needed countback to push John Malwani into second place with James Brooking Clark a further shot back in third. The ladies’ result was more clear cut, with county captain Catherine Nicholson going round in a level par gross of 72 to score 40pts ahead of Alison Dodkin and Judy Cutter both of whom scored 37. Di Cornelius was best scorer in the bronze division with 36 points.

Early results in the annual match between the ladies, seniors and men on Sunday suggested the scores might be tight but, in the end, the seniors retained the trophy won the previous year by a fairly comfortable margin. They scored 41pts with the ladies second on 37 and the men trailing in on 36.

In the monthly stableford, the best scores came in division three, won by Tony Wilde with 43pts ahead of Michael Roberts (40) and Ken Willetts (39). There were good rounds in division one as well with JK Richards winning on 41, one shot ahead of Martin Stephens with Graham Sugg a further two shots back in third. Steve Ferris won division two on 39pts just one point ahead of D Poyner and Derek Moody. Chris Simpson was the best scoring lady with 37pts, two more than Val Webber.

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