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GOLF: Light and Pope offer only joy for Windwhistle Seniors
2:00pm Friday 27th September 2013 in Sport
WINDWHISTLE Seniors’ match team lost 5-1 at home to Honiton in unpleasant wet and windy conditions.
However result flattered the Devon side as four games were in doubt until the 17th or 18th holes.
The highlight was an emphatic win in game four with the combination of Mike Light and Stuart Pope winning by the largest margin of the day.
Results – Alan Chance & Alan Davis lost to Underwood & Graham by 4&3; Adrian Wells & Andy Beale lost to Calver & Jones by 2 holes; John Chance & Brian Marsh lost to Clarke & Runciman by 2&1; Mike Light & Stuart Pope beat Thomas & Pritchard by 6&5; Keith Potter & Rod Drayton lost to Harris & Black by 2&1; John Bonney & Richard Hall lost to Driscombe & Bevan by 2&1.
Last Wednesday 27 Seniors entered a three man Stableford Bowmaker competition.
With the weather improving after a damp start, scoring became more prolific as the greens became more receptive.
Nothing separated the top four sides as they reached the half-way stage, but after two successive birdies, the trio led by Ian Fielder pulled away from the pack, and returned a score of 81 points, enough to see them win by a margin of four points.
Result – 1 Ian Fielder, Trevor Dobson & Martin Leigh 81pts; 2 Eddie Paolini, Mick Aldridge & Mike Hone 77pts; 3 Alan Davis, Bob Hollingworth & Phil Hunt 76 points.
The Seniors week ended on Friday with the September Medal Qualifying competition, attended by 51 members.
In near perfect conditions, the standard of golf was high, and some tight battles ensued.
In Division 1, three players broke away with Maurice Arnold and Richard Forster taking the lead.
At the finish, they could not be separated, both finishing on level par 70, with the former taking the spoils by virtue of a better back nine.
In Division 2, the scores were even better with two sub-par scores.
Bernie Skeels continued his good form to return a score of level par 70 to lead his section in the early stages.
Brian Marsh excelled with a four under par 66, which seemed certain to win, but was bettered later in the day by Keith Branchflower who returned an astonishing seven under par score of 63.
Results – Division 1: 1 Maurice Arnold 70, 2 Richard Forster 70, 3 Danny Dowell 72. Division 2: 1 Keith Branchflower 63, 2 Brian Marsh 66, 3 Bernie Skeels 70.
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