Good turn out for testing Mendip
A fine field of one hundred and twenty two competitors played in the Jubilee Cup medal event. Whilst conditions were favourable only three players managed to better par, a reflection just how testing Mendip can play.
Division One went to Paul Lewis with a net 70 with David Jukes second with 72. Division Two was won by Matt Blackmore with 69 with Darren Darby Jones second with 71 and Division Three was won by Jamie Rushton with 71 beating Andy Neeve on count back. The best Gross score came from Neil Onslow with a fine 76 but the overall Cup winner was Alan Clarke, playing off ten who scored a net 68 well done Alan.
In the mid-week medal, Phil Leadbeater won Division One with a net 72 beating Tom Chapman on countback. Mark Necker with an outstanding net 66 won Division Two with Michal Rokitowski second with 72 and Martin Russell won Division Three with 73 with Paul Taylor second with 76.
The Ladies Reid Trophy event saw 14-year-old Connie Cox continuing her fine recent form by carding 36 points and winning by a single shot from Louise Scott. Chris Down was third with 33 points after countback from Elaine Richardson. The stand aside Ladies Texas Scramble was won by Dee Garnsworthy/Carol Howerd, Jenny Merrett and Diane Stanton with a net 67 one better than Carol Curtis/Chris Down/Elaine Kitchenham/Chris Williams.
The ladies teams had a good week. The Alliance A Team won 9-5 away to Wells with wins from Jinhee Page, Marian Speed, and Elaine P Richardson with Aimee Sawyer, Lynne Cox and Jo Espley gaining halves. The B Team managed a tremendous clean sweep against Weston-super-Mare with wins for Jenny Merrett, Anne Hopkins, Chris Down, Jo Espley, Lulu Carolan, Hilary Rowdon and Chris Olds, and finally the Inter Club Team shaded a close match against Tall Pines 4-3 with wins for Lynn Cox, Anita Butcher, Diane Stanton and Ann Collins.
Nearest the Pin this week went to Matt Blackmore with John Stembridge second and Tony Scott third.
The Seniors continued their busy schedule with a home win against Rushmore 4-2 followed by a comprehensive 7-1 win against Enmore. Paul Wood celebrated his first appearance with a win. And finally a third win came when visiting Bristol & Clifton were beaten 4½-1½. Mendip’s wins came from Ian Hall/Andy Humphries, Colin Davies/John Cross, Gareth Collier/Malcolm Dawkins and Stephen Cox/Martin Sutherland with Team Captain Robert Miller/John Brooksbank gaining a half.
The Ollie Parfitt Cup, the Seniors only Medal event attracted an entry of eighty players. With temperatures in the high 20’s and the course presented in excellent order, scoring still remained challenging with only three players bettering par. The winner was the long standing and veteran member John Hargraves, now playing off 18 who despite a late round wobble with a 7 on the seventeenth scored a net 68. Only a point behind was new member Gary Quin, playing off 7, with an outstanding round of net 69 a round which contained 4 birdies including one on the very difficult sixteenth. In third place came John Shakesby with 70, Doug Woodman came fourth with 71 after a quadruple countback.
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