Weston seniors too strong for Lilley Brook in inaugural meeting

John Whitewood (right) led Weston seniors to wins over Lilley Brook and Burnham & Berrow

John Whitewood (right) led Weston seniors to wins over Lilley Brook and Burnham & Berrow - Credit: Weston GC

Weston seniors proved too strong for Lilley Brook in the inaugural match between  the clubs.

Two of only four Alister MacKenzie courses in the South West, Weston ran out 6-0 winners after Andy Skinner and John Poole won 2&1, Allan Tucker and Kirris Williams triumphed 4&3 and John Whitewood and Clive Stilwell had four birdies in their 3&1 success.

Paul Burns and Dave Snowdon (5&3), Peter Hardaway and Michael Latham (3&1) and Matt Lazenby and Malcolm Stuart (2&1) completed the whitewash.

A meeting with Burnham & Berrow was much closer, but Weston won 3.5-2.5.

Steve Cocks and Williams opened up an early lead and won 5&4, but Steve Corrick and Roy Schubert lost by that margin after their rivals birdied the third and sixth to lead by three at the turn.

Burnham newcomer Paul Banks had six pars and a birdie to beat Whitewood and Dave Garrett 2&1, but Stilwell and Skinner were always ahead and won two up.

Lazenby and David Andow had birdies at the first, sixth and eighth to lead by four at the turn on the way to a 2&1 win, as Mo Sweeney and Nick Bohin halved the final match on the course.