GOLF: Kenwick Ladies on tee for national competition

Tracey Stobart, Lady Captain Birdie Dawson and Patsy Clark EMN-140919-154259001
Tracey Stobart, Lady Captain Birdie Dawson and Patsy Clark EMN-140919-154259001

The Kenwick men competed in a better ball stableford for the unusual silver eagle Pajwani trophy donated by Dr Kishor Pajwani.

Chris Winney and junior Lewis Andrew scored an impressive 43 points to win, with Lewis scoring three gross birdies on shot holes, contributing four points on each occasion.

Bernie Houghton and Graham Parkinson came second with 42 on a countback from George Hexton and Steve Horner in third and Sam Mountain and Chris Dixon in fourth places respectively.

The final of the King Cup (a scratch singles match play competition limited to the top 16 players in handicap order) has just been played and it was a rerun of the 2013 final.

Sam Done faced up to Mick Upton hoping to exact revenge for his defeat last year. Sam got off to flyer with a birdie at the first hole and followed it with another one at the sixth.

Mick had been unlucky through the opening holes with a number of putts slipping past the edge of the hole, but Sam never let him get back into the match. After birdies at the 12th and 13th holes, Sam closed out a six and five victory to claim the magnificent silver cup donated by John King.

After a damp and drizzly start, the ladies enjoyed fine weather for a better ball pairs competition in the 2014 Kenwick Ladies Open Day.

Julie Harvey (Kenwick Park) and her partner Annie Oliver (Woodhall Spa) were the clear winners with a great score of 43 points. Patsy Clark (Kenwick Park) and Tracey Wilkinson (Grimsby) scored 40 to take second place on a countback from Lesley Burton (Kenwick Park) and Heather McBain (Keddleston Park). Kenwick’s Lady President Val Pattinson and Margaret Williams (Louth) scored 38 to come fourth ahead of the home pairing of Sue Fisher and Jill Harrington in fifth with 37. Julie Harvey won the prize for the longest drive at the sixth hole and Tracey Stobart was nearest the pin at the 12th hole.

The following day, the ladies played a foursomes medal to decide who would represent Kenwick Park in next year’s national competition.

Patsy Clark (20) and Tracey Stobart (18) won with a net score of 74. Julie Harvey (13) and Jenny Baxter (13) were runners up with 77. This is the third year running, Patsy has been part of the winning pair going on to represent the club.

There was also additional stableford for ladies not playing in the foursomes qualifier. Jan Heath (30) scored an excellent 40 points to win on a countback from Ann Walker (12). Jan also reduced her handicap by three shots to 27.