MORE than 150 men competed in the Burnell Cup, the only Board Competition run as a Stableford. 29 players equalled or bettered par with a triple tie on 40 points, the best score recorded.

Div 1 went to Tom Chapman with 39  with Tom Webb 2nd on 38 after count back. Div 2 was won by young Ben Roberts with 40 after count back from Mens Captain Mark Necker. Div 3 went to Jon Cox with 39 with Danny Rugg 2nd with 38. However the overall Cup winner was Terry Carter, playing off a Course Handicap of 16, with the best of the 40 points.

The Ladies County 9 hole qualifying event was won by Michelle Young with 20 points with Suzie Howe 2nd with 16.

Ladies Past Captain Aimee Sawyer put up a spirited defence of her County Ladies Champion title recording a fine 1 over par 36 hole score at Mendip Spring.

However this left her as runner up to new youngster Abigail Moore from Wedmore who recorded an outstanding 2 under par for the 36 holes. Mendip’s Libbie Dezis finished 4th overall but won the Cup for 2nd Best Net, being level par net and Aimee, Libbie and Junior Captain Connie Cox won the Holt Shield Team event for the best 3 net scores.

The Ladies ICL Team visited Enmore and just went down 3-4, wins coming from Fiona Hassard, Ladies Captain Ann Padley and Lillian Peel.

The Seniors Avalon team had 2 fine wins, now 4 matches unbeaten, against Taunton & Pickeridge then Long Sutton. In the first match although the final score was 4½-½ to Mendip it was a close run thing. Wins for Gary Quin and Debutant Tony George, Chris Betenson / Andy Humphries, Simon Wynn / Terry Carter and David Braithwaite / Kevin Carmody with Bryan Lewis/Simon Atkinson gaining a half.

In the second match the result was 3½-1½ with wins from Steve Davis/David Golledge (Steve opened with 3 gross birdies in the first 5 holes!), Bryan Lewis/Simon Atkinson and David Braithwaite/Andy Humphries with a half coming from Gary Quinn/Phil Bendall.

The ‘who are they’ series this week features Seniors Captain Tony Scott. Tony has been playing golf for 40 years and in various countries, the most recent being Australia his last working assignment before retiring.

He has been a member at Mendip for only 3 years but in that time has become very involved in various aspects of the Club.