Cotswold Edge pair hold off their rivals at Worlebury's Mixed Open to claim trophy
PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 May 2019
A couple from Cotswold Edge claimed victory in Worlebury's Mixed Open.
Richard and Catherine Beal took home the trophy from captain Eunice McAdams after recording 42 points, three points ahead of their nearest rivals.
The opening nine holes saw the couple record a gross score of 45, including a five-over par 10 on hole nine.
Regardless, on the back nine they combined to score an impressive five over par 41.
Helen Clark and John Leech finished on 39 points, after scoring 19 on the front nine like the Beals.
Mervyn and Sue Kinch hit the best score of the top three on the front nine after collecting 20 points and would score another 19 on the inward nine, boosted by the impressive hole-in-one on the 12th by Mervyn as they finished in third place.
Emma and Russell Bourton and Fred Crawford winners Ken and Lauren Hanson finished in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Despite the protests of Mervyn, Sue Stilwell from Weston GC was awarded the women's nearest the pin prize and fourth-placed Bourton won the men's nearest the pin.
*The Somerset Golf Union recored a 4-1 victory over Bath at Tall Pines in the first round of the Pickeridge Bowl.
In-form Matty Blackburn led the side and didn't disappoint as he picked up the first point of the game.
Andy Cooper took the second point with a solid performance, while an enforced change of clubs from Simon Dempsey saw him lose on the 18th as his rival got Bath's first point.
Lewys Charles restored Somerset's two-point lead as he finished with a birdie to clinch the win and move them into the second round.
Alex Winn added gloss to the scoreline, after finding himself down early on, as he came back to secure victory.
The Senior Somerset Bowl team grabbed victory in the final game to overcome Clevedon 3-2.
In a sea-saw tie, Keri Allchurch and Tony Westren won the frst game before Steve Rowlands and Steve Taylor put them back into lead.
Club captain Paul Mcadams and Lauchlan Millar needed to take the game into extra holes to decide who the winners would be and on the 19th an amazing putt by Miller put them ahead before securing the match on the 20th.