Lyme Regis Marsh Tankard win for Stephen Pitt

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The Lyme Regis seniors were thrust straight into the fire as the first main competion of the year was the Marsh Tankard, - a medal!, writes Richard Jackman.

Practise during the wet times paid off handsomely for Stephen Pitt as he played some ever improving golf during the round to finish with a nett 67 which included birdies on the 13th and tricky 16th holes.

David Binns started well, but could not keep up the pressure, but he still finished with a very impressive two under gross 69. David Chambers continued his improvement with a polished 70, just ahead of Alan Watson on countback.

The weekend individual stableford produced some good scores, none better than Colin Beauchamp who started and finished with some superb high-scoring holes with the best score of the day – 39 points, to win Division One.

A vintage performance from Roger Seed, including three birdies enabled him to make a comfortable second place with 38 points from a steady 36 points for David Riches in third.

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Division Two saw lower scores, but the competion was fierce, as after a disappointing start, Richard Emm got himself into gear to record 35 points, giving him a two point cushion over Jon Cullimore and Mark Thirlwell, who both tied on 33, but a better back nine saw Cullimore take silver.

The ladies endured a tough day of medal competition as the winners of both silver and bronze divisions scored a hard fought nett 73, four better than par. The silver division winner was Diane Harris whose brilliant nine laid the foundation for a well-deserved win.

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Not to be outdone, for the second week running, ladies captain Susan Moore bettered her handicap as she came in second with a nett 75 with Anne Humphreys takingthird on 81 In the bronze division Sarah Kilcoyne continued her steady improvement to appear on the podium again, this time in first place with a steady round of four under nett par while Ros Clemmans improved on the back nine to take second on 77 while Judith Ellard was third with a good nett 78.

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