Wood avoids Honiton rough to win

PUBLISHED: 12:49 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 23:57 15 June 2010

The gentlemen of Honiton competed in a Stableford Qualifier where soggy ground conditions and heavy air made it tough going .

The gentlemen of Honiton competed in a Stableford Qualifier where soggy ground conditions and heavy air made it tough going and imperative that rough and hazards were avoided as both had become penal after a month's inclement weather.

Div 1 winner Tony Wood kept it on the straight and narrow for his 39 points beating Terry Dimond by two clear points.

A count back brought Steve Waller to the top of a chasing pack on 36 points. Div 2 had Roger Davies winning with 38 points, two clear of Mark Fowler and Buzzer Harris. With handicaps now suitably adjusted, the gentlemen look forward to the professional's competition and some great prizes next week.

l The ladies' July Stableford competition resulted in a win for June Hodge in the Silver division, on count back from Diana Gee as runner up, both scoring 38 points.

The Bronze 1 division was won by Hilda Hoepelman with 37 points on count back. Second was Barbara Eastwood, also with 37 points, and in third place was Jane Cross with 33 points.

The Bronze 2 division was won by Susan Hyde with 34 points, Avril Shepherd was second with 30 points and Margaret Jory third with 29 points.

The awful weather in the last couple of weeks has played havoc with the ladies' fixtures.

The Honiton Ladies' Open, planned for July 29, had to be cancelled that morning and has now been re-scheduled for today, August 12.

A recent friendly match with Sidmouth had to be abandoned half way through though, as a social event, it was still most enjoyable and the Honiton ladies appreciated the hospitality of the Sidmouth ladies. The first August Medal was also a victim of the weather, following two days of almost continuous rain.

They hope to get back to business as usual this week.


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