New pair come up trumps at Ram­sey

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - by JAMES WEST­GATE james.west­gate@jpress.co.uk

LADIES star Shar­ren Kjen­stad cer­tainly picked the right part­ner for a golf­ing mar­riage made in heaven at the Ram­sey Mixed Open.

De­spite hav­ing never played with six-hand­i­cap­per Chris Craven be­fore, the pair quickly for­mer a win­ning rap­port and swept to vic­tory at the event with a whop­ping 44 stable­ford points.

And like all good mar­riages, both sides did their fair share of the work to win the tro­phy which was played for in the four­ball bet­ter­ball for­mat.

Kjen­stad said: “We were both very pleased with the win and with the way we played to­gether con­sid­er­ing it was the first time we had paired up.

“Of course there was no way of know­ing how it was go­ing to work out so to win the event is very sat­is­fy­ing, es­pe­cially as we both con­trib­uted to the score. On the holes I was not scor­ing so well Chris would pick it up and vice-versa which is how it has to be to win un­der this for­mat.”

And in the end it was a com­fort­able win for the de­but duo who fin­ished two points ahead of the first vis­it­ing pair of Mr C. Martin and Miss F. Martin from Rys­ton Park Golf Club with Ram­sey skip­per Lyn Grif­fiths in third place over­all with part­ner Robin Sin­gle­ton on 39 points.

Now hav­ing got her sea­son up and run­ning, de­fend­ing ladies cham­pion Kjen­stad is hop­ing to con­tinue her good form through­out the sum­mer.

“I hope to be in­volved in the up­com­ing Cam­bridgeshire ladies matches and I will be play­ing in the RAF Tro­phy soon with Tina Broadley which is al­ways a lot of fun,” she added.

“Hope­fully I can con­tinue to play solid and con­sis­tent which in golf is all you can hope for and then see where that takes me.”

GREETHAM Val­ley pro­fes­sional Neil Evans seems de­ter­mined to pick up where he left off last sea­son.

Evans en­joyed a glo­ri­ous run of form in 2009 win­ning the Lin­colnshire PGA Matchplay ti­tle, the Lin­colnshire Open ti­tle and com­ing run­ner-up in the Or­der of Merit.

And the 34-year-old is back at the top of the leader­board again this year af­ter show­ing fine form in the win­ter se­ries.

A share of the spoils at the Bel­ton Woods Pro Am was fol­lowed by first place at the Bos­ton Pro Am where a score of 70 was enough to see off Dan Clark from Lin­coln Golf Cen­tre on 71 and Ashby De­coy’s Andy Miller on 72.

And the Or­der of Merit points con­tin­ued to pile up for Evans at the Don Noble Bookmakers Louth Pro Am where he shot a sparkling four-un­der 68 for an­other win.

PETER­BOR­OUGH Mil­ton’s In­ter­me­di­ate scratch team are now just one win away from reach­ing the Northants League fi­nal.

A re­sound­ing 7-1 suc­cess away at Cher­well Edge last week­end leaves the team need­ing to beat Welling­bor­ough at home to make the fi­nal, a feat last achieved by Mil­ton’s Hand­i­cap League last sea­son.

Scott O’Con­nor, Grant Hurst, Rob Fredricks, Howard May, Mark John­son and Adrian Randall all picked up wins to set up the chance.

THERE was joy for Mil­ton stal­wart Steve Meek last week af­ter he hit a hole-in-one af­ter more than 40 years try­ing.

Meek nabbed his long-awaited ace with an eight iron at the par three, 11th hole when play­ing in a friendly four­ball at the week­end.

BURGH­LEY Park pair Craig Shel­ton and Barry Daw­son are poised to join the long list of lo­cal play­ers aim­ing for a shot at glory in the Vir­gin At­lantic PGA Na­tional Pro Am Cham­pi­onships.

Shel­ton, 27, has been a pro­fes­sional at Burgh­ley for three years while am­a­teur part­ner, Daw­son - a gar­dener from Stam­ford - has been play­ing golf for 30 years and has a hand­i­cap of eight.

Next Mon­day the dy­namic duo will at­tempt to win one of 16 Re­gional Qual­i­fiers at Cox­moor Golf Club and with it a place on a plane to the Caribbean.

There the pair will join 15 other re­gional win­ners in the Ba­hamas to com­pete for a share of the £30,000 on of­fer in Europe’s biggest Pro Am.

THIRD PLACE: Ram­sey club cap­tain Lyn Grif­fiths (left) and part­ner Robin Sin­gle­ton fin­ished third in the Mixed Open at Ram­sey. (METP-30-05-10AS011 and METP-30-05-10AS018)

GO­ING LIKE A TRAIN: Tony Train came out on top in the re­cent Two Course Com­pe­ti­tion which sees play­ers com­pet­ing over 36 holes at Or­ton Mead­owns and Thorpe Wood in one day. Train steamed to vic­tory ahead of Thorpe Wood pair David Raynor and Reg Dos Reis to take the ti­tle. Pic­tured start­ing their round at Or­ton Mead­ows are from the left Steve May­hew, Kevin Hawkins and Matthew Sten­ton. (METP-23-05-10GM004)

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