Lady vice captain Birdie Dawson lives up to her golfing name with Kenwick Park victory

Neil Pridgeon, lady vice captain Birdie Dawson and Colin Burkitt, mixed golf organiser.
Neil Pridgeon, lady vice captain Birdie Dawson and Colin Burkitt, mixed golf organiser.

Lady vice captain Birdie Dawson lived up to her golfing name when she and Neil Pridgeon were victorious in the mixed stableford betterball competition to win the Havelock Trophy at Kenwick Golf Club with 40 points on a countback from Mike and Lesley Burton.

Steve and Mabel Blackburn were third with 37.

The top eight scoring couples will now compete in matchplay rounds to decide the winners of the Davlin Trophy.

Tracey Stobart (17) and Freda Cooper (18) won the qualifying competition for the Ping Betterball with a great score of 41 points.

Patsy Clark (19) and Allison Cook (22) took the runners - up spot with 40 on a countback from Linda Marwood (22) and Pam Hayward (31).

The ladies also played a medal and Birdie Dawson (10) won the silver division with a net 77 on a countback from Julie Harvey (13). Bridget Hardaway with 100 - 22 = 78 won the bronze division.

The men played a medal from the back tees in the second round of the Bernard Hoggett which is a 36 hole medal competition held over two consecutive weekends.

Tony Lascelles had the best score in the second round with 78 - 7 = 71.

James Lee was second and scored the best gross of the day with 75 - 3= 72.

Andrew Funnell (9) claimed third spot with a net 73 on a countback from Mark Grayson (21).

Andrew Funnell (9) was the overall winner with net rounds of 74 + 73 = 147. Sam Done (3) came second with a total of 148 on a countback from Andy Sudlow (14).

Forty pairs took part in the Seniors invitation day. Despite the dreadful weather Paddy Shillington and his guest Geoff Tatton still managed to play well and score 41 points to win the fourball betterball event.

Gerald Brook and Ray Pearson scored 36 to take second place on a countback from Trevor Hayward and Ray Pearson.

Andy Sherratt and Graham Cowley were fourth with 35. Mike Osmond won the prize for nearest the pin at the 17th hole and Pete Smart was nearest the pin at the 9th hole in two shots.

The event raised £317 for the Lincoln Breast Cancer Care Unit.