Lyme Regis seniors' club championship success for David Fidge

PUBLISHED: 15:07 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:07 26 June 2018

Lyme Regis Golf Club seniors' club championship winner – David Fidge (right) with seniors' handicap champion Andy West. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Lyme Regis Golf Club seniors' club championship winner - David Fidge (right) with seniors' handicap champion Andy West. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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In Division One of the June stableford, Ian Mudford shot an excellent level par score in his 38 points, but was undone for top spot by Simon Harris, who finished exceptionally well and won on countback to take the coveted top spot, writes Richard Jackman.

Only a point behind and playing very well was Rob Coombe with 37 points.

Division Two was much more clear cut as Alan Brown romped away, not scoring less than two points a hole as he was the clear winner with 43 points, while Steve Piper had a brilliant front nine in his 39 points to secure second place. Jon Cullimore could not maintain momentum but still finished in 3rd with 38.

The seniors’ club championship was played over two days and, after day one, Mike Mudford was in top spot of the scratch competition with some masterly golf finishing on an impressive 75, two ahead of his nearest rival. Andy West blitzed the course, finishing on a nett 68 to lead the handicap cup.

With all to play for on day two, the leading group, starting last, played some classic medal golf as front runners David Fidge and Pete Sargent traded blows in the scratch competition.

In the end Fidge just held his nerve to finish one point ahead, securing victory on the 18th green. Peter Cogan had two consistent rounds to finish third. In the handicap competition Andy West’s first round lead proved unassailable as he won with shots to spare from Peter Cogan in second spot and Richard Jackman in third.

The ladies’ betterball stableford saw an emphatic win for ladies’ captain Susan Moore and Sarah Kilcoyne as they went on a points spree on the front nine with 25 points in their total of 44.

Gilly Madill and Amy Mudford secured second spot as they accumulated a solid 40 points leaving Jenny Scott and Debbie Shinners in third with 39 points.

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