Busy week at Axe Valley ends with Alan Vincent crowned masters champion

PUBLISHED: 08:59 03 July 2013 | UPDATED: 08:59 03 July 2013


It was a busy past week for the Axe Valley seniors, writes Janet Dack.

It all ended with the playing of the final round of the Masters won, in the end, quite decisively, by Alan Vincent (18) with a score of 291.

In addition Vincent won the final medal round with a 70 nett, Tony Strong (9) was second with 72 and Keith Wilson (13) third with a 73.

Wilson’s final round gave him second place in the Masters while early leader Roger Hill finished in third place and Charles Whitbourn took fourth spot.

On Wednesday the team travelled to Minehead, where they won last year and kept up the good run with a creditable three-all draw.

The winning pairings for Axe Cliff were Phil Wilkins and Malcolm Reynolds and John Mant and Iain Bain.

Two matches ended all square and the half points were gained by John White and Gerry Turner and Rob Grove and Mick Tomes.

Earlier in the week a seniors’ Away Day was held, as last year, at Dainton Park with nineteen members competing.

The winner of the trophy, presented by Geoff Hubbard, was Neil Moorcraft with an excellent 39 points.

Second was Gerry Turner with 36 points and third was Chris Jowett with 34 points.

The prize for the best front nine went to Tony Strong and the best inward nine was won by John Mant.

The nearest the pin at the eighth hole was won by Chris Walker, at the 13th it was Geoff Hughes who triumphed and Gerry Turner landed nearest the 15th.

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