Par-tee time for golfing family after scoring low in Worlebury cup competition

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 May 2019

Ken Hanson Jnr and Lauren hold the Fred Crawford Cup

Ken Hanson Jnr and Lauren hold the Fred Crawford Cup

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It was a family affair as a father and daughter won the Fred Crawford trophy at Worlebury Golf Club.

Ron Stevens and Tom Main are picture holding the Glover Cup with club Captain Paul McAdamsRon Stevens and Tom Main are picture holding the Glover Cup with club Captain Paul McAdams

In the warm Bank Holiday sunshine, the top 10 pairings had scored 40 points or more, with the top three only separated by countback.

The trophy went to Ken Hanson Jnr and Lauren Hanson, who finished with a gross two under par 68 on 45 points.

Hanson, an excellent Cat 1 golfer, and junior vice captain Lauren, potted in six birdies and eight pars, which saw them finish well ahead of the rest.

In second place came elite golfer Katherine Sokol and playing partner John Jones, who carded a three-over par 73 and scored seven pars and four birdies between them.

They just missed out on top spot on countback on the last three holes.

Third place went to Julie Knight and past captain Steve Taylor, on six-over par 76 with 10 birdies and one par.

Tom Main and Ron Stevens proved to be the winners of the Glover Cup after overcoming a late surge by Rich Goodwin and Stephen Cornish.

Teams of low and high handicap golfers entered the Glover, a knockout better-ball Match Play competition.

After months of elimiation and playing in the cold winter season, the warm weather welcomed these sets of golfers.

Main and Stephens started the stronger and went two up after nine holes, before extending their lead to three up at the turn.

However Goodwin and Cornish never gave up and pulled back to one down with one hole to play.

On the 18th the comeback was complete and extra holes were required to decide who would be this year's winner.

It was a case of so close so far as Main and Stevens both found themselves on the first green and were able to putt for the win.

Having seen his brother win the Glover Cup, Ben Main joined the hall of fame with a hole in one on the par three sixth hole during his Founders Cup knockout match against Mark Otterburn, who teed off first towards the 175-yard hole, falling two feet short from the pin.

It was reported that Otterburn turned to Main and said “get inside that.”

With that Main selected a seven iron and duly obliged!

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