Stableford star at Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:38 15 June 2010

A NEW TALENT emerged from the monthly Stableford at Lyme Regis on Sunday. Darryl McMahon is a new junior member, just 17 years old who is currently enjoying a golfing scholarship at the prestigious Millfield School in Somerset.

A NEW TALENT emerged from the monthly Stableford at Lyme Regis on Sunday. Darryl McMahon is a new junior member, just 17 years old who is currently enjoying a golfing scholarship at the prestigious Millfield School in Somerset. He plays off a handicap of 1 and scored 37 points for his first competition and first win at the club. His start perfectly matched his low handicap. He started with a string of four 3s - birdie, par, birdie, par. He followed these with a birdie on the par 5 15th and two pars. The one blemish on his first half was on the 18th, the easiest hole on the course, when he sent his drive into the bushes and had to pick out for a bogey and one point.His second half was similar, four pars to start, a bogey and another par and then his very best - a birdie on the toughest hole on the course, the par 4 464-yard 7th. The final two holes should have been easy but on the par 3 8th Darryl went long and took three putts. On the final hole, the par 4 9th, he went to drive the green but ended just off to the left. His chip ended in the bunker and he had to be satisfied with another single point.His playing partner Christopher Scott won Division 2 with 38 points to clip a shot off his handicap of 19.Runner up in Division 1 on countback was Garreth Hedges and third was Chris Forster with 36 points. Second to Christopher was Adrian Wells with 33 points and third was Graham Patterson with 31.l The seniors only play one competitive team event each year - the Knighton Heath knockout. For the second year they are through to the second round, beating Crane Valley 61/2 - 31/2. Lyme single winners were Malcolm Wilson, Stan White, Wallace McCormack, Tony Slater and Malcolm Hinxman from Charmouth. Halving their matches were David Cannings, Jim Dicks and Adrian Wells.l Wet weather made the ladies' annual Teague Foursomes hard work for the 21 pairs competing. Best score was Viv Gill and Joyce Laithwaite with a nett 75, followed by Jean Moss and Jane Andrews with a nett 781/2 . They, and the six other pairs with the lowest scores, now go forward into a matchplay knockout.A Singles Stableford was also played and the winner was Linda Richmond with 31 points and the runner-up Cyndy Mudford with 26.

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