Trio tri­umphant in bow­maker con­test

Bath Chronicle - - SPORT -

The tri­umvi­rate of Jo Jo­liffe, Stephanie An­der­son and Caro­line Gilbert took the hon­ours at Bath Golf Club’s ladies’ three­ball bow­maker. They shot 79 to fin­ish two points clear of run­ners-up Katy Pool, Rachel Brown and Ann Cook, who left Veron­ica Creed, Paula Ma­clau­rin and He­len Oliver third on count­back. Mean­while, Bath se­niors played a four-ball bet­ter-ball sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion. The scor­ing was ex­cel­lent and the over­all win­ners, with 45 points, were Gra­ham Feltham and Ken Smith. Run­ners-up on count­back, also with 45, were Rus­sell Wake­field and Bar­rie Lus­combe, while third went to Mark Oliver and Ian Colville on 44. An­drew Cot­ter and and James Dun­lop came fourth on 43. The men’s sec­tion com­peted in a three-ball Bow­maker sta­ble­ford in cold and windy con­di­tions, yet showed im­pres­sive scor­ing. The even­tual win­ners were Danny Far­nen, Stephen West and James Med­dick with 81. Run­ner­sup one shot back were Chris Knight, Ron Ives and Stephen Palmer, while third on count­back came Spencer Sin­den, Martin Cash­nella and Steve Fran­cis with 76. They pipped the team of An­drew Brady, Peter Fox and Si­mon Brown into fourth. ■ BATH Ap­proach Nick Parker had to play at his bril­liant best to over­come a tremen­dous on­slaught by Ge­orge Thurston, whose KO Cup pre­lim­i­nary round hero­ics came to an end on the 17th. Parker set a hard task on the front nine, com­plet­ing it in just two over par, but Thurston held on to be only one down at the turn. Thurston made a supreme ef­fort com­ing back by reel­ing off six pars and then a birdie, but three birdies helped Parker re­tain his nar­row lead with two holes re­main­ing. For Thurston, a fa­tal er­ror on the penul­ti­mate hole put Parker into the next round. In an un­spec­tac­u­lar match, Brian Wood­ford se­cured a nar­row win over Colin Lee to reach the next round. Terry Glee­son opened his Di­vi­sion 1 ac­count with an even­tu­ally com­fort­able win over Alas­dair Camp­bell, who couldn’t match Glee­son’s con­sis­tency. It was on the sec­ond nine that Glee­son won out, com­plet­ing four holes in one un­der par to guide him­self to vic­tory Mike Fear moved up to sec­ond in the ta­ble af­ter a con­vinc­ing win over Reg Mor­ris, af­ter a day of strug­gles with the put­ter. Danny Peel main­tained his un­beaten record in Di­vi­sion with a com­fort­able vic­tory over Brian Lam­bern, still yet to win a point. The un­pre­dictable Brian Allen achieved the best net score this sea­son to a con­vinc­ing win over his Di­vi­sion 1 op­po­nent Mal­colm French to top Legue Cup Group C. Else­where, Sue Nor­ris achieved a con­vinc­ing win over John Ser­combe thanks to her dom­i­nance early on.

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