Shock county cup win for Brean

BREAN shocked a strong team from Bath as they knocked them out of the Pickeridge Bowl at Wells on Sunday.

BREAN shocked a strong team from Bath as they knocked them out of the Pickeridge Bowl at Wells on Sunday.

This competition is an inter-club knockout for clubs in Somerset but played off scratch and with Brean not being blessed with an abundance of low handicap golfers it has never been a realistic chance of success for them.

However the five players selected for the match defied the odds and fought hard despite being up against lower handicap players.

Steve Bateman and Murray Parsons both won their matches to get points on the board for Brean. Steve Peates halved his match but the other two matches went Bath's way. This meant Peates had to continue his match into sudden death and he secured his and the club's victory on the 20th hole.

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Club captain Roger Vaughan was delighted with his team's winning performance by 3 games to 2 and is now looking forward to taking on the Saltford team in the next round at Stockwood Vale.

WORLEBURY Ladies' Weekend May Medal: EWGA Winner: W Larner 71 nett. May Medal Silver division: Winner and Dickinson Cup qualifier: J Jamieson 71 nett; J Keight 73. Bronze Division: Winner and Barlow Cup qualifier and EWGA Medal: L Griffiths 6; J Tiney 68; M James 71.

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WESTON Seniors St George Trophy was won by Dave Rowland with a superb round of a 76 gross less seven handicap a nett of 69 to win the trophy.

Other results: R Yeomans 87 (17) 70; A Barry 82 (11) 71; B Whiddett 88 (16) 72; J Blackhurst 92 (20) 72; R Fowler 91 (19) 72; F Burns 87 (15) 72; M Hughes 91 (18) 73.

WESTON'S Avalon A team entertained Minehead in excellent conditions and prevailed 3-2.

Iain Hall-Scott and Ian Freeman, off first, went three up after three but found themselves pegged back to all square after 13. Wins at 15, 16 and 17 saw them win 3 and 1.

Dave Twigg and Oz Denison found the going tough losing, 5 and 3, and with the third pairing of Paul Lund and Jerry King losing a tight game one down at the last hole, Weston were in a little trouble.

Ian Lock and Ian Hudson rallied well from two down after 12, winning five holes on the trot to prevail 3 and 1. Trevor Marshall and big hitting Sam McShane eased home 2 and 1 in the last game to bring the spoils to Weston, prior to a three-week break before their next game against title contenders Farrington.

Another 5-0 win for Weston's B team at home against Wheathill C in the Avalon Golf league keeps them clearly at the top of their division with five wins in a row halfway through their first-ever season.

A solid pairing of Andy Skinner and Scott McKechnie led the way, stand-in team captain Andy Fernley and his playing partner Gavin Somers won easily, and unbeaten pairings of Steve Corrick and Nigel Napier, Ryan Peacock and Ronald Mabasa, Tim Harris and Simon Collier won all of their matches to secure this great win.

THE Junior Open at Weston Golf Club attracted a big entry with players travelling from Cheshire, the Midlands and South Wales. The field included 25 players with single figure handicaps.

The standard of play was high and scores were low. The winner of the coveted Uphill Trophy was Alex Penwill from Weston with a nett 55.

Other results: Jack Pring (Long Ashton) 61; Tilly Ferrari (Weston) 64; Daniel Jones (Brandon Wood) 64; Michael Maggs (Henbury) 64; Jonny Doidge (Filton) 65.

Girls best nett: Tilly Ferrari (Weston) 64. Best gross: Tim Harry (Vale of Glamorgan) 71.

Daily Telegraph winners: Boys, Tim Harry (Vale of Glamorgan); girls, Georgia Thomas (Tenby) 79.

Richardson Trophy, Division 1: R Giles 70 91) 69 (after count-back); A Sloan 68 (1) 69 (lowest gross after count-back); G Taylor 81 (10) 71; T Jenkinson 83 (11) 72; P Humphries 83 (10) 73; D King 85 (12) 73; R Davidson 82 (9) 73; P Wilkinson 74 (1) 73; K Lane 79 (6) 73; C Hall 80 (5) 75; F Ferrari 80 (5) 75; J Lane 80 (5) 75.

Division 2: P Sandry 87 (21) 66; J Bamsey 85 (14) 71 (lowest gross); A Oldershaw 86 (15) 71;J Millson 88 (16) 72; C Wray 90 (16) 74; A Smith 90 (16) 74; P Hardaway 89 (15) 74; S R Petrie 90 (16) 74; R Beecher 89 (14) 75; D Goldie 89 (14) 75; N Napier 89 (14) 75.

Pentagon Trophy and Medal, Division 1: J A M Morgan 78 (11) 67; D Whitewood 72 (5) 67; D Andow 77 (10) 67 (all after count-back); W R G Magor 75 (7) 68; E Langford 78 (10) 68; H R Mabasa 80 (12) 68; D King 79 (11) 68; T Waite 80 (11) 69; M Evans 69 (0) 69 (lowest gross); N Northern 76 (7) 69; R Turner 78 (9) 69; B Riddell 79 (9) 70; G Tripp 79 (9) 70; G Sinclair 73 (3) 70.

Division 2: R Turner 87 (22) 65 (after count-back); A Smith 81 (16) 65 (lowest gross after count-back); M Fozzard 82 (16) 66; J Fry 81 (14) 67 (lowest gross); M Vann 84 (16) 68; P Hortop 90 (22) 68; R Bartlett 90 (22) 68; M Forman 82 (14) 68; S J Smith 85 (16) 69; F Syrett 85 (16) 69; R Orr 84 (14) 70; R Bates 88 (18) 70.

MENDIP Spring members competed for their major mixed trophy, the Ashton Shield.

The course and weather were perfect for good scores with father and daughter pairing of Carl and Nicki Gowing winning with 47 Stableford points.

The family theme continued with the runners-up as husband and wife Andy and Lyn Webb and their daughter took third partnered by her cousin.

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