Lyme Regis Briggs Trophy triumph for Stephen Pitt

PUBLISHED: 13:20 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:20 23 October 2018

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5423. Picture: Terry Ife

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5423. Picture: Terry Ife

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The Lyme Regis Seniors’ Briggs Trophy, a par-bogey competition, is something different, and in the wet squally conditions was not going to see some brilliant scores, but persistency would pay dividends, writes Richard Jackman.

So it proved, as Stephen Pitt dug deep to better par on four of the last five scores and turn his score around to win on plus one.

Charles Vane Percy had two good level par nines and finished a gritty second on level, while Geoff Filtness only dropped a shot on each nine to come third on countback with minus two. Graham Paterson went flat out to win the midweek stableford and won with a staggering 41 points, four points ahead of Paul Courts. Paterson had a variable round but kept coming back with some big scores on difficult holes, which he did to good effect, while Courts recovered from an average start to accelerate his score.

New club captain Gareth Williams started very well but in the end had to settle for third with 36 points.

The ladies’ Daily Mail foursomes is always a keenly fought contest and this time was no exception as a single shot separated the top three places. Winning, and so going on to represent the club, were Cyndy and Amy Mudford, who, despite a few errant shots, always came back to get their game back on track and emerged as worthy winners with nett 77. Only half a shot worse were Susan Moore and Jane Broom, who played so well and but for a double bogey on the 18th would have bettered their 77.5. Rosie Jackman and Jenny Scott could not keep up the pressure on the back nine and finished third on 78.

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