Churston runaway winners at Axe Cliff

PUBLISHED: 20:42 23 May 2012


The Seniors were fortunate that the weather relented and, despite a brisk northerly breeze, the Open went ahead as planned in sunshine on the Friday, writes Janet Dack.

This year the format was a three-man team event playing Stableford of ¾ handicap with the best two scores on each hole to count. Twenty nine teams took part and, with one exception, the final scores were very similar between Axe Cliff and the visitors. Churston were runaway winners of the Silver Salver, with an outstanding 79 points. Second, with 69, was Exminster and third with 68, Honiton - Bob Cleal, Jim Wallis and Vic Wood.

For Axe Cliff, the winners of the JB Cup with 69 were Roger Hill, Malcolm Glass and Iain Bain. Second with 67, Tony Strong, Peter Knighting and Bob Graham and third with 66, Roger Wright, Neil Moorcraft and Charles Whitbourn. Bill Polley won the prize for nearest the pin at the 7th.

and nearest at the 18th. went to John Townsend of Sidmouth. Nearest the pin in two shots at the 13th was won by Paul Newman of Churston. Prizes were presented by Seniors Captain, Rob Grove who thanked the Open Organiser, Peter Knighting for all his hard work in ensuring the success of the day.

Both men thanked the club, the greenkeepers and other helpers, including the ladies for the part they all played in the smooth running of the event.

•This Sunday the men competed for the Adams Cup a Bogey/Par competition where the winner was Gareth Richardson (12) with a plus 3 beating Alan Kenworthy (5) with a plus 2. Brian Board (15) was third with a plus 1. Twos were obtained by Paul Clode at the 14th and Gerry Binmore and Geoff Greenslade on the 11th.

•Ladies' Section: The winner of the Flag Competition this Wednesday was Helen Kenworthy (20) with a nett 72 with Helen Gaudie in second place.

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