Veteran ladies battle the rain in better ball contest

Environmental Texas Scramble winners L to R Julie Harvey, Alistair Harvey, Sarah Durrant (the environmental committee chairman), Nick Harvey & Men's Captain Jim Cain EMN-140405-220017001

Environmental Texas Scramble winners L to R Julie Harvey, Alistair Harvey, Sarah Durrant (the environmental committee chairman), Nick Harvey & Men's Captain Jim Cain EMN-140405-220017001

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The Lincolnshire Veteran Ladies Captain Lyn Munro held the spring meeting at Kenwick Park with the ladies playing a better ball competition for the Chaplin trophies.

Although the day started dry, heavy rain fell from mid-morning onwards and made playing conditions extremely difficult.

Sylvia Mowbray and Gill Emmerson from Market Rasen did not let the rain dampen their spirits and they won with a solid score of 36 points.

Sue Brown and Janet Sly from Gainsborough scored 35 to take the runners-up spot. A countback on 32 points was needed to separate two pairs from Lincoln Golf Club; Jan Would and Pat Pearson took the third prize and Nancy Tatham and Gill Chatterton were fourth. Pat Jamieson and Lizzie Taylor from Greetham Valley came fifth with 31.

The Kenwick men played a stableford on a typical April day with showers. Andrew Funnell (7) won division one with a good score of 38 points. Tom Gladwell (7) scored 37 to take second place on a countback from Ryan Girdley (7).

In division two George Hexton (17) scored a fine 39 points to win. Daniel Mountain (19) came second with 37 ahead of third placed Mark Plater, (20) with 36.

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Alistair, Julie and Nick Harvey playing with Steve Leadbeater won with a great score of 65-6.9=58.1. Pete and Kay Smart playing with Andy and Lynda Berry came second with 74-11.1=62.9. Steve and Mabel Blackburn, Rob Wilson and Rose Stevenson were third with 72-8.9=63.1.

The ladies played a qualifying medal round which saw the top eight players progress to the match play rounds to decide the eventual winner of the Ann Dickinson Salver.

Sue Sykes played really well to shoot a round of 83-1=72 to win and reduce her handicap by one shot. In the silver division, a countback on net rounds of 72 saw Helen Sherratt (12) take second place ahead of Sue Fisher (14) and Julia Labbett (15). Andrea Smaggasgale (8) was fourth with a net 76. Allison Cook won the bronze division with 95-21=74. Jan Heath (31) came second with 75 ahead of Pam Hayward (26) with 76.