Kenwick Park golf: Fisher and Burnell claim Seniors Open spoils

Seniors captain Ron Irwin is flanked by Seniors Open winners Lee Fisher (left) and David Burnell EMN-150727-155439002
Seniors captain Ron Irwin is flanked by Seniors Open winners Lee Fisher (left) and David Burnell EMN-150727-155439002
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A field of 116 took part in the popular Kenwick Park Seniors Open.

It was a close-run competition with a countback needed to declare Kenwick Park’s Lee Fisher and his partner David Burnell (Radcliffe-on-Trent) the winners with 43 points.

Kenwick Park lady captain Jenny Cutts with Past Captain's Cup winner  Linda Cahalin EMN-150727-155428002

Kenwick Park lady captain Jenny Cutts with Past Captain's Cup winner Linda Cahalin EMN-150727-155428002

The home pairing of Bernie Stafford and Mike Walker were runners-up, and Kenwick Park’s Derek Kayee and Roger Culpin took third prize with 42 on a countback from Rob Houlton (Kenwick Park) and Mark Fleming (Grimsby). Peter Lyon (Newark) and Andrew Tonge (Belton Park) scored 41 to finish fifth.

Rob Houlton won the nearest-the-pin prize at the eighth hole, and Lee Fisher was closest at the 17th.

The raffle raised an impressive total of £533 for Louth Hospice, the seniors captain’s chosen charity.

* The Kenwick Park GC men played a medal from the back tees on a breezy day for the Kenwick Trophy.

An excellent score of 77-10=67 earned Josh Baines both the trophy and a reduction to a single-figure handicap of nine.

John Hood came second with 75-6=69 ahead of Chris Winney who scored 78-8=70. English International Ashton Turner had an outstanding round of 69+3=72 to take fourth place and win the best gross prize for the day.

In the ladies’ medal, Julia Labbett won the silver division with 90-16=74 from Sandra Crow (87-12=75).

The ladies’ vice-captain Penny Buckley won the bronze division with 97-24=73, and Jo Herring came second with 109-32=77.

* Jenny Cutts invited the past lady captains to play for the Past Captains Trophy.

Linda Cahalin won the event for the third time with 35 points.