SENIORS IN THEIR STRIDE

Cricket St Thomas Golf Club's senior section show the way...

A FIELD of 40 members of the Cricket St Thomas Golf Club’s Senior section entered the recent 4 ball better ball competition.

The hot weather and dry course assisted the golfers, most of them scoring in excess of 40 stableford points. Two teams managed a score of eight below par, but the winners with 47 points were Chris Basterfield and John Evans.

Result: 1. Chris Basterfield & John Evans 47 points, 2. Martin Leigh & Chris Gingell 44, 3. Bryan Frost & Richard Forster 44.

Meanwhile, the Saints senior match team travelled to Fosse Way in an attempt to score a double over their opponents. The first two games were lost, but Peter Spencer-Farr’s pair and David Mugridge with John Twose managed to redeem the situation. With a half from game five, the result depended on the final game which was won by the home side by virtue of a birdie and the Saints lost the match 3½-2½.

Results; Barrie Heath & Richard Hall lost 5&4; Mark Cording & Barrie Singleton lost 3&2, Peter Spencer-Farr & Mick Aldridge won 3&1; Dave Mugridge & John Twose won 5&3, Roger Davis & John McOmish halved; George Wallace & Andy Beale lost by 1 hole

Two days later 45 seniors entered the three man Texas scramble in searing heat. Once again, some fine golf was witnessed with many teams managing to break the 60 mark.

Result; 1. Bob White; Robin Flower & Martin Leigh 56.7, 2. Roger Stone; Maurice Arnold & Keith Potter 57.0, 3. Bob Barrow; John Wandless & Ted Bryden 58.0.

The final of the Seniors Challenge Cup saw 13 players compete in the Cup and 24 in the Plate competition. Outright winner of the Challenge Cup was Barrie Singleton who finished six points ahead of his nearest rivals. In the Plate competition, a three way tie ensued with John Pearce claiming victory with a better back 9.

Result; Championship; Winner; Barrie Singleton 42 points; Runner up: Roger Stone 36. Plate: Winner; John Pearce 39; Runner up; Alan Davis 39.

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