Louth Golf Club: Jaines crowned club champion

From left, club championship winners Graham Evison (nett), Liam Jaines (gross) with captain Andrew Wilkinson EMN-150607-154156002
From left, club championship winners Graham Evison (nett), Liam Jaines (gross) with captain Andrew Wilkinson EMN-150607-154156002

Liam Jaines and Graham Evison walked away with the silverware as Louth Golf Club hosted the club championships on Sunday.

The event was held over two rounds with Jaines landing the Trevor Moody Cup for best gross score after improving on an opening 79 with a second round of 76 for a combined total of 155.

From left, lLadies' vice-captain Carole Craven, captain Andrew Wilkinson, ladies captain Moira Barker and club vice-captain Mike Brader open the new halfway house EMN-150607-154207002

From left, lLadies' vice-captain Carole Craven, captain Andrew Wilkinson, ladies captain Moira Barker and club vice-captain Mike Brader open the new halfway house EMN-150607-154207002

J. Turner was runner-up with 157 (79+78), one shot better off than C. Trestrail (78+80=158), while Evison was another four shots back in fourth with 162 (85+77).

But 10-handicapper Evison did lifted the Gibson Trophy for best nett score with 142. He won on countback from 19-handicapper K. Aston who shot 67 and 75. Third place went to A. Partridge (15) with 143 (70+73), and L. Jaines (5) took fourth with 145 (74+71).

It capped a good weekend for Evison who 24 hours earlier finished second in the Member’s Cup.

The men’s winner was Graham Pennell with 45 stableford points, while Kate Hicks secured the ladies’ prize with 31.

Results – Division One: 1 Graham Pennell 45; 2 G. Evison 41, 3 N. Smith 41. Division Two: 1 L. Perkins 42, 2 Gareth Warren 41; 3 Rob Fair 40. Ladies: 1 Kate Hicks 31; 2 M. Barnes 30ocb; 3 Pam Hayden 30ocb; 4 C. Craven.

On Saturday evening there was a barbecue as the captains and vice-captains officially opened the new halfway house, one of several projects club members are doing to mark its 50th anniversary.