Axe Cliff seniors battle the elements as White lands victory in Round Four of the Masters competition

PUBLISHED: 10:40 19 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:40 19 June 2014

In extremely blustery conditions only 24 seniors took part in the second round of the four round Masters competition at Axe Cliff, writes Helen Kenworthy.

Over the past few weeks the rough has grown at a more alarming rate than past years and as the competitors found, recovery from a shot off the fairway was very tricky. As a result scores rocketed and the winner on the day John White (21) with a 79 nett was the only player to break eighty!

Second on 80 nett was Chris Walker (15) while the next two players had 82 nett. Third place on countback went to Iain Bain (14) with Tony Strong (9) the player to miss out on the prizes for the medal, but following his good score in the first round Strong holds a small overall lead in the main event going into Friday’s third round.

There was one two carded by Rob Heard.

The men’s section played their June medal and Division One saw a victory for Alan Morgan with a nett 70. Stuart Mackie was second with his net 71.

Division Two was won by Tom Spencer with a nett 65 with Alan Cooper, with a net 78, second.

Most unusually, there were no twos carded!

The men’s section also contested the Hazelwood Cup. This is a competition for the low division with the Dart Cup contested for the high division.

First in the Dart Cup match was Alex Palmer (net 74) with Mike Wickens second with a net 75 and Andrew Hellier, with a net 76, taking third.

In the Hazelwood Cup it was Simon Sweetland taking first place with a nett 73 whilst the minor places were determined by scores on th ebakc nine with Cyril Hellier edging out Roger Chadwick after both players finished with a net 78.

There were four twos by Mike Wickens, Charlie Griffin, Stuart Mackie and Basil Dean.

The Axe Cliff ladies played their Centenary Niblick event with first place claimed by Caroline Bond and Glenda Board taking second spot.

Next up the ladies’ contested their Flag Competition. This is a contest that is won by the lady who takes the flag the furthest. On this occasion the winner was Margaret Kenchington.

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