GOLF: A trophy tale of two very different weekends at Kenwick Park

Colin Burkitt, James Lee and Sue Burkitt EMN-140522-094753001
Colin Burkitt, James Lee and Sue Burkitt EMN-140522-094753001

The Kenwick Park Golf Club men played the second round for the Bernard Hoggett trophy.

This is a medal competition played over 36 holes from the white tees on consecutive weekends.

The two weekends in terms of weather could not have been more different, with round one being played in blustery, cold and wet weather whereas round two was played in glorious sunshine.

The results in round two were as follows: 1 Neil Pridgeon 73-5=68; 2 Dave Mulholland (15), net 69 on a countback from Paul Dewhurst (6), 69; 4 Phil Jackson (8), 70 on a countback from Billy Wright (3), 70. Billy Wright took the best gross of the day on a countback from Neil.

Overall Neil Pridgeon’s stunning round of 68 combined with a first round score of 75 gave him the trophy with a total of 143. The runner-up was Phil Jackson with 74+70=144 with Dave Mulholland’s scores of 78+69=145 giving him third place. First round leader Mick Horner (7) backed up his great net 71 with a commendable 74 to finish in fourth place.

Mixed couples took part in a betterball stableford competition for the Havelock trophy on a lovely spring day.

The top eight teams also qualify for the greensomes knockout rounds for the Davlin trophy.

James Lee and Julia Labbett played really well to score 38 points to win the trophy. The runners-up, just one point behind, were Nick and Jo Cudmore with 37. The mixed competition organisers Colin and Sue Burkitt were third with 33.

Warm and humid conditions greeted the Kenwick ladies playing in the 18-hole medal. The overall winner was scratch golfer Jessica Schiele, who was in great form shooting 72-0=72 to win the best net and gross of the day as well as altering her handicap to -1.

Jessica is back in the UK, after four outstanding years of golf representing Oklahoma City University, on the US women’s college golf circuit.

Rose Stevenson (36) won the bronze division with 115-36=79 on a countback from Anne Gardiner(24). Sue Peacock (20), was second overall with net 74.