GOLF: Paul’s Street-ers ahead again to win Eric Sharp Pro Am at Kenwick Park

Bryan Huxford, Paul Streeter, Eric Sharp and Michael Langford EMN-140828-093341001
Bryan Huxford, Paul Streeter, Eric Sharp and Michael Langford EMN-140828-093341001

Kenwick Park’s green keepers presented the course in excellent condition for the annual Eric Sharp Pro Am which saw 30 teams take part.

Paul Streeter won the Professionals’ competition with a 69. He also holds the current course record by a Professional shooting a 65 in the same event back in 2007. Craig Swinburn was runner-up. Holly Clyburn, Dan Clark, James Wilkinson and Lee Day all shared third place.

Professional Adam Keogh from Spalding, playing with Jordan Wrisdale, Mark Crozier, and Pete West, won the team event with a score of 130.

James Wilkinson of Brampton, near Carlisle, joined the Lady Captain of Kenwick Park Birdie Dawson, Elaine Houlton and Cindy Ireland to come second with 132. Paul Streeter of Lincoln Golf Centre plus Ray Pearson, Dean Moore and Jack Robinson were third with 133.

The Kenwick Park men’s team, which had made it to the A team finals at Immingham, lost by the narrowest of margins in the morning semi-finals to Holme Hall.

The season long undefeated pairings of Sam Done and Billy Wright and James Lee and Lewis Hackett won their matches.

Neil Pridgeon and Mick Horner added a half point after their opponents chipped in to half the hole and match at the 18th hole.

Pete Wilyman and Keiron Spencer-Chaplin won the last hole to send the match into extra time. The first play-off hole was halved in par but, a birdie at the par three second hole by their opponents, proved decisive for Holme Hall.

It was a disappointing end to a fabulous season by Captain Mick Upton and his team, who have represented the club magnificently through the season.

A sunny Sunday greeted the players in the Jack Vincent Trophy, a better ball stableford competition for a parent playing with their offspring. John and Dan Mountain won with 38 points on a countback from Tony and Toby Draper.

16 couples braved the wet and windy weather to play in the ever popular Bank Holiday mixed better ball competition.

Jake Fixter and Stephanie Brayshaw, playing the final four ball of the day, really saved the best to last, scoring a superb 45 points to win the trophy.

Simon and Di Lidgard came second with 41. Malcolm Bood and Delia Techman, took third place with 38 on a countback from the Men’s Captain Jim Cane and Sue Fisher.

The Kenwick ladies turned out in force to play in the Brenda Blundell better ball competition, kindly sponsored by Brenda Blundell.

Lady Vice Captain Pam Westthorp and Jenny Cutts were the very popular winners with a great score of 45 points and received a warm round of applause from all the ladies.

Following play, Brenda invited all the ladies to join her for a delicious afternoon tea in the clubhouse.