Mo sparkles in the sun at Brean

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Wedmore Golf Club ladies. - Credit: Archant

Brean Golf Club’s Mo Sanders carded 42 points to win the seniors’ hall of fame qualifier.

BREAN Golf Club’s Mo Sanders sparkled in the May sunshine as he continued his recent good form as he carded 42 points to win the seniors’ Hall of Fame qualifier.

He registered a two shot win and goes forward to represent Brean in the regional final later in the year.

Second spot went to George Stratford after a countback with Barrie Tucker after they both had 40 points.

The seniors team recorded another sizeable victory on home turf against Fosseway. In the first leg of the two-legged annual match, they won 5-1 and will hope to be able to defend that lead in the second leg.

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Assistant professional Roy Baker produced the best round of his career so far as he took a share of sixth spot in the Titleist/FootJoy Young Pro’s League.

Competing against fellow assistant pro’s from all over the South West and Wales he covered the Weston links in 71 strokes to end the day at one over par. His amateur partner for the day was David Hunter and although their 38 point betterball score didn’t feature in the prizes, Hunter did pick up one of the nearest the pin prizes on offer.

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Baker now moves up the rankings to 10th, with three events left in the season.

Tony Richards won the Super Series Stableford with 40 points. He had to endure a countback before his success was confirmed with both Dave Lockwood and Russell Shaw also handing in 40 point scores.

Richards had the better back nine though as Lockwood took second and Shaw ended up in third spot.

The following day it was the same format for the competition and yet again a countback was required to separate the leading duo on 42 points. Steve Foy was declared the winner ahead of Chris Payne. Mark Hatfield took third from Graham Exton on another countback after both had scored 41 points.

THE better weather has seen a flurry of activity at Worlebury, with members enjoying the much improved conditions.

This led to a full field for the annual club charity day which raised a good sum for captain Keith Wharton’s, chosen charity, Weston HospiceCare.

The winners were a team consisting of the Collard brothers, Andy and Dave, ably supported by Terry Santo and Craig Young. Pipped at the post were a team of past captain, Pete Nuttall, Max Pitcher, Billy Coles and Barry Stone.

The seniors held a medal competition which was won by Brian Matthews with a net 69. Frank O’Dell was runner-up with a 70, narrowly beating Tom Blackett on countback.

In fourth and fifth were Dave Trelaven, who also posted a net 70. Playing off seven, Dave had the lowest gross of the day, with John Horobin finishing just behind him on 71.

WESTON golf course was playing at its most difficult for the seniors’ Workman Cup with a gale force westerly blowing across a dry course.

Congratulations to trophy winner John Greaves with 35 points, pipping Peter Sedley-Jones who came in with 34 points.

Results: John Greaves 34 pts; Peter Sedley-Jones 34; Graeme Somerville 33; Anthony Wyatt 33; Derek Cook 33; Colin Dixon 33; John Morgan 32; David Andow 32; Trevor Knott 32.

THERE was something of a miracle at Wedmore when the first ladies’ open competition of 2013 took place in glorious weather.

The competition was a four-ball bowmaker with one Wedmore player teamed up with three visitors. The sun shone most brightly on Wedmore player Nesta Hatherway and her partners from West Wilts, Barbara Field, Sue Scott and Jacky Hiscox. They accumulated 92 points, which put them six clear of their nearest rivals, who were Jenny Thomas with her team from Bath, Helen Oliver, Rosy Williams and Tina Hoare.

The two other teams in the prizes both finished just one point back on 85. Taking third place on countback was Wendy Lucas with her team from Frome of Pearl Penny, Sue Alcock and Marwin Clarke. Fourth place went to Cathy Olive with the Farrington players, Lena Warren, Jane Waller and Cynthia Miller.

The weather changed for the club Stableford with early rain and then a strong wind making scoring difficult. Only one man beat par on the day and that was Mark Higginbottom who scored 37 points to win Division 2. Dom Channon took second place with 36 and John Vowles was third on 35.

There was a close finish in Division 1 which was won by Nick Parker with 35. This was one point ahead of Darryl Cornelius who was a further point ahead of Mark Hayes-Williams in third.

Division 3 went to Steve Baker on 36 which put him one ahead of John Sims with Daniel Milford a further shot back in third.

With the men struggling, there was a remarkable score from Di Cornelius who scored 37 points in winning the bronze division. Almost as impressive was Jan Jenkins, who was second on her return to competitive golf with 30 points. Cathy Olive was best of the silver division ladies with 33 points.

With a tough draw against holders Clevedon, the seniors made an early exit from the Somerset Bowl going down 4-1.

Winners of the ladies’ bowmaker at Wedmore: Nesta Hathaway (Wedmore) with Barbara Field, Sue Scott and Jacky Hiscox from West Wilts, receiving their prizes from ladies’ captain Deidre Wheadon.

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