Melissa proves mighty at Lyme Regis
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The Lyme Regis Centenary Sword was won by Adrian Morgan, writes Richard Jackamn.
A tenacious front nine holes, scoring 22 points, was enough to see Morgan to victory. Forbes Watson had an even better front nine, but was ultimately beaten on countback after he, like Morgan, finished with 24 points.
Rob Coombe just shaded Bob Taylor on countback in the battle for third and fourth place; both scored 39 points, while Alan Jones, with 38 points, was fifth.
In the seniors’, Ted Ray Putter, despite the reasonable conditions, the scores were not high, but the competition was fierce as the top three all finished with the same stableford score – 35 points.
John Coley, had a superior back nine of 19 so won on countback from Jim Kerr and Brian Ridley in second and third places respectively. John will use this win as a starting block for his marathon charity rounds this Saturday.
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Several magic moments were contrasted with one or two blips as Melissa McMahon carded a gross scratch score in her first round, a brilliant performance from this young lady.
In the afternoon Melissa went on to score a medal score of 153 – three over par, for both rounds, to win the 36-hole Turner Denham Bowl. Di Harris fulfilled her potential, to win the Wellings Salver for the best nett score, with 149, made possible by an excellent afternoon round of nett 71, four under par. Jane Dixon’s steady play in both rounds meant she finished in second place in both competitions carding two rounds of gross 88, nett 76 to play two over her handicap for the 36 holes.
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The Morning Cup for the best nett score in the morning went to Melissa McMahon with Jane Dixon just pipping Lizzie Linnert on countback to finish second, and third, respectively.