PETTO AND BENNETT SEE OFF LATE CHALLENGE TO CLAIM VICTORY
Ashford pair Ryan Petto and Matthew Bennett won London Beach’s Bulmers Pairs Championship at Gatton Manor near Dorking in Surrey. They won the last hole to finish two-up against the host club pairing of Ray Locke and Keith Clover, who battled back from four down with holes to play. Petto and Bennett beat another home pair the Sims brothers, Richard and Keith, 4&2 in the semifinals, while Locke and Clover won 3&2 in the other against Beach duo Rob Sims and Brian Chipperfield. The competition returned this year by popular demand from London Beach members and interest from golfers at other clubs.