New pair come up trumps at Ramsey
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)