FIFTY-FOUR members of the Cricket St Thomas Golf Club senior section took part in the August qualifying medal competition on Monday, when warm sunshine replaced earlier cloudy conditions.

This made for good scoring, with many players recording sub par rounds.

In Division 1 there was a three-way tie, with the honours going to Bert Robinson with a superior back 9.

The outright winner in Division 2 was Alistair Purcell, with a six-under-par score.

Division 1 - 1. Bert Robinson (68); 2. John Twose (68); 3. Richard Forster (68); Division 2 - 1. Alistair Purcell (64); 2. Brian March (67); 3. Bryan Frost (67)

The seniors held their invitation day on Tuesday, as members invited a colleague from another golf club.

The event proved to be a success, with all participants enjoying the day.

Mark Saunders and partner were the winners with an amazing 50 points.

1. Mark Saunders & G. Ramsell - 50 points; 2. John Twose & R. Wicks - 46 points; 3. Ray Gudge & G. Smeath - 46 points

On Wednesday, 39 seniors played a friendly Bowmaker competition in much cooler weather.

The fresh breeze made life more difficult, and meant more realistic scoring.

Only one point separated the first three positions, with Brian Marsh’s team coming out on top.

1. Brian Marsh; Dave Taylor & Phil Dewar - 83 points; 2. Roger Stone; Chris Basterfield & John Sweet - 82 points; 3. Barrie Heath; Des Denning & Richard Hall - 82 points

The seniors completed their week on Friday, when 58 members entered the most prestigious event of the year – the Seniors Championship – which produces the best gross score and the best nett score.

Danny Dowell retained the title of gross champion, while the winner of the best nett score went to Richard Agar.

Champion gross score - Danny Dowell (78, winner); Barrie Heath (79, runner-up); Champion nett score - Richard Agar (64, winner); Barrie Heath (66, runner-up)