Bragging rights won by the ladies

PUBLISHED: 12:14 24 August 2011

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Saturday had the annual Honiton GC Challenge Competition with Club Captain Tim Avery's men's section playing Sue Richie's ladies, Bill Nicholl's seniors and Oliver Cave's Juniors, writes Andy Wagner.

The outcome and complete bragging rights went to the ladies whose 37pts swept the board (by one invaluable point). We'll never hear the last of it!

●Honiton hosted the South West Girls Inter Counties Matchplay Competition with the county’s best girl players coming from Devon, Gloucester, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall. Gloucestershire were the winners, losing only to Devon Girls.

won their matches against Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall and Wilshire but recording their only defeat to the Devon Girls!

The standard of golf was very high with many birdies and eagles recorded at the Honiton course. The Devon team of Hannah Armstrong (captain), Molly Haslam, Kerry Hurd, Stacey Ford, Beth Yeoman, Laura Tregelles, Emily Davies and Amie Walker played well and scored one and half points to finish joint fifth.

Every County has commented on the spirit in which the event was played and the friendly atmosphere that was evident at Honiton. The club made everyone welcome and the catering was fantastic and our thanks go to them for helping to make the event a success.

Many thanks also go to the volunteers who helped with ball spotting, refereeing, and starting, and to the spectators who came to support the Devon team. A full result list is available on the Devon County website.

Sunday Stableford - Sunday morning's Stableford seemed to suit the Div2 players down to the ground. Mike Kent drove first off the tee and powered round the clear course to finish with a blistering 43pts. Ordinarily Buzz Harris and Steve Branch could have expected better reward for their 40 and 39pts respectively but have had to settle for second and third this time out. Div1 was a closer fought affair with Paul Blackmore edging ahead with 37pts leaving Chris Earle 35pts and Derek Richards 34pts to rue those few missed putts.


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