Stand in Lock wins for Lyme

PUBLISHED: 14:22 14 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:01 15 July 2010

Seniors’ success at Lanhydrock

Congratulations to David Lock, Lyme Regis GC, for winning the SWCGA Seniors’ Championship on a hilly Lanhydrock course.

David was not planning to play, as he was recovering from a knee injury, but, the hero he is, stood in at the last minute for John Nash who was taken ill at the Kent match and is still recovering.

David had a steady 74 on the first day and a real shaky start to his second, but all he was interested in was ensuring he kept a respectable card for the team competition. His 71 and 145 total was enough to tie the lead with Gloucestershire’s David Potter who scored a 71 and 74, so it was down to a play off.

On the first a great sand save was enough to give David the title. As can be seen in the photo, where he is receiving his well earned trophy, David was still in total shock at his achievement! Well Done David!

l The Dorset team will be going to this year’s EGU Seniors’ County finals at on the home course of Ferndown.

Every player in the Dorset side broke 80 in both rounds, the only team to do so, and this ensured the team won through with a very good 736 total, six shots clear of their nearest rivals Gloucestershire who had 742.

The sound performance from all ensured the team picked up the coveted prize and Dorset will, of course, do their utmost in representing the SW Counties at the National final again.

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