Lyme Regis April Stableford success for Chris Brice

The Lyme Regis April Stableford produced some varying scores, but no one could beat the 40 points scored by Chris Brice, writes Richard Jackman.

Brice started off superbly, scoring 20 points on the first eight holes which included two birdie twos on the third and eighth holes to give him a sound winning platform.

Patrick Duke and Philp Rea both scored 38 with Rea playing the front nine brilliantly scoring 23 points.

Despite a slight lapse on the last three holes Duke's steadier play and 18 points on the back nine meant he came second on countback.

The seniors' Ted Ray Putter stableford competition saw a gritty win for Paul Millard as he worked hard and steadily for his 39 point win, consistently keeping his score ticking over.

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In this competition Philip Rea took second place on countback as he was more disciplined than the previous day by scoring 18 points on the back nine, just pipping the evergreen Bob Kay into third place also on 38.

David Clifford battled hard for his 38 points to take first place in the midweek stableford winning on countback with a stalwart performance on his back nine of 20 points.

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Mark Lewis is having a rich run of form and his 22 points on the front nine sadly meant his 16 on the back nine put him in second place on countback. A poor start to the back nine negated a good front nine performance from Mark Scott but was still good enough to come third with 37 points.

The ladies played a challenging medal round and Rosie Jackman took the Division One honours with a nett par round of 73 the highlight of which was a gross par on the long sixth hole.

Jane Dixon was only a shot behind just falling away by a shot on the 17th, but still finished a creditable second, while County champion Melissa McMahon, finished in third place on nett 77.

The Division Two winner, with the best nett score of the day of 71, was Amy Mudford who played two under net par for the front nine, kept her game intact for the rest of the round to seal the win.

Relative newcomers, Sarah Kilcoyne (nett 72 and Judith Ellard (nett 74) finished well in second and third, and both performances show that their golf can only get better. Julia Kabia won the nine hole competition for the second week running, this week with 19 points

The Dorset ladies county championship was held at Knighton Heath Golf Club, consisting of a 36 hole stroke play in windy conditions.

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