Wedmore Golf Club hold successful finals day

Mixed greensomes finalists Olive, Allen, Parker and Moore with organiser Osman

Mixed greensomes finalists Martin Olive, Louise Allen, Nick Parker and Abi Moore with organiser Kev Osman prior to their final. - Credit: Wedmore GC

Wedmore held their final days this week with seven finals on one day to resolve the competitions played through the summer.

The first final in the Macarthur silver trophy between Shirley Gooding and Annie Patten was a terrific affair.

Gooding took a narrow early lead and despite being pressed all the way she eventually took the trophy on the 15th, three up with two to play.

In the Bronze division of the Macathur, Mandy Vearncombe went three up after five holes and despite Jenny Thomas steadying the match she was unable to make any real headway and went down five and four.

Macarthur bronze trophy winner Vearncombe with Dixon and Macarthur.

Macarthur bronze trophy winner Mandy Vearncombe receiving her prize from ladies captain Ann Dixon and sponsor Marion Macarthur. - Credit: Wedmore GC

In the Sisters Plate for the higher handicap Ladies, the match was very tight throughout the front nine but Helen Tanswell eventually got two up on the 14th and from there she beat Linda Wright to win by four and two.

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These three singles were followed by the seniors greensomes.

The lead switched several times in this and again it was the 14th hole that proved decisive.

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Mike Cowie and Clive Warren-Smith moved back into the lead at this point, went further ahead on the next despite giving a shot and finished the game off on the next hole to win three and two over David Sellers and Peter Roberts.

The mixed greensomes was the most up and down final and after nine holes Louise Allen and Martin Olive had taken a commanding three hole advantage but with Olive suffering a bad back and Abi Moore starting to show some form to support the ever reliable Nick Parker things began to turn.

Parker and Moore drew level and then pushing on to win two and one.

The ladies greensomes saw Maggie Tolchard and Fran MacMillan storm into a five hole leader before Wendy Lucas and Claire Biggs started to haul the game back but after getting to just one down they could not get back to all square and eventually went down two and one.

The final match was the men's four ball better ball and proved a very close affair and was still all square on the 16th tee.

At this stage Rich and James Vowles took control winning both this and the 17th to run out two and one winners over Richard Macarthur and Ian Williams.

That was it for Saturday but there were two finals on Sunday with Roberts back again taking on Lucas Kirk in the Men’s Singles final over 36 holes.

After 18 of these the scores were all square but from here Roberts took control to run out winner by three and two.

The seniors singles final had taken place earlier in the week and Brad Speller triumphed against Terry Millard by the narrow margin of two and one.

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