Kenwick Park’s Men’s Invitation Day produced some sublime golf on a course in tip top condition.
The first pair of the day, Chris Dixon and Simon Foster, posted a great score of 44 points which looked likely to remain unchallenged. But Kieron and Graham Holtby, from Holme Hall, carded a phenomenal score of 50 points with Kieron scoring five gross birdies and lipping out for three more, leaving Louth’s Dixon and Foster (Louth) to settle for second place.
A countback on 41 points separated the next five pairs with Jonathan Graves and Shaun Matthews (Louth) taking third place ahead of Nigel Fearn and Mark Hornby (Waltham Windmill).
Mike Morley and Dan Callahan (Waltham Windmill) claimed fifth spot ahead of Sam Mountain and Liam Jaines (Louth). and Dan Thompson and John Cox (Cleethorpes). Mark Ringland and Jean Francois Cottanceau (Elsham), won the final eighth prize with 40.
Nearest-the-pin prizes went to Liam James at the ninth hole (in two shots), Kieron Spencer-Chaplin at the eighth, and Mike Penny at the 12th.
* Kieron Spencer-Chaplin then made the short journey to Waltham Windmill GC with Lewis Hackett and Phil Jackson to compete for the Henry Lunn Shield.
The 36-hole accumulative stableford is open to all clubs in Lincolnshire, but the Kenwick trio romped home by nine clear points. Kieron scored 39 and 34 points; Phil 34 and 39, and Lewis 33 and 36.
* A field of 38 ladies competed for the Swan Crystal Trophy with prizes kindly provided by Di Everitt.
A close-run stableford was won by Andrea Smaggasgale with 37 points on countback from Joan Fairbank. Birdie Dawson was a point further back in third.