GOLF: Mick Horner seals impressive Kenwick Trophy

Winners with the Captains Barbara Vickers & Steve Owen
Winners with the Captains Barbara Vickers & Steve Owen
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The Kenwick men played an 18-hole medal from the white tees for the impressive Kenwick Trophy.

Low scoring was the order of the day with the top six players returning sub-par scores. Mick Horner with 72-7=65 won the trophy on a countback from Cameron Littlejohn, 75-10=65. James Lee (3) shot the best gross of the day with a superb 69 to take third place.

Daniel Mountain (17) came fourth with 67 ahead of Ben Darke (12) with 69. Mick and Cameron both reduced their handicap by two shots each with their excellent rounds.

A lovely summers day saw 134 players competing in the annual Seniors Open at Kenwick Park.

Simon Lidgard and his team of green keepers presented the course in immaculate condition with some testing pin placings to challenge the players.

Kenwick Park’s Men’s Captain Jim Cane and Frank Hamill, were delighted to win with their score of 42 points on a countback from Jim Dinsdale and Roger Culpin. John King and son-in-law Steve Ashby came third with 39.

The highlight of the day for 81-year-old George Elliott was scoring a hole in one at the 17th green. The event raised a tremendous £650 for the Seniors Captain Lee Fisher’s charity - The Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Having been previously postponed due to torrential rain two weeks ago, the ladies played a qualifying round for the national Ping Fourball Betterball competition.

Julie Harvey (12) and sister-in-law Lesley Burton (12) scored 40 points to win, but now must wait to see if this score is good enough to qualify for the national finals at Gainsborough in September. Jenny Rickett (17) and Pat Botham (26) were runners-up with 37.

The ladies past captains played a stableford competition on a hot sunny day for the Past Captains Cup presented by Jenny Cutts. Jenny Rickett (17) scored 34 points to win and thanked Jenny Cutts on behalf of all the past captains for providing them with a delicious afternoon tea after play.