Golf: Christine and Alan get away with late mistakes to win Mixed Foursomes

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CHRISTINE Edwards and Alan Bennett won Greetham Valley’s Mixed Foursomes Stroke Play at the weekend.

The pair played solid golf throughout apart from the last couple of holes where they dropped a shot on each. But despite the two late mistakes they still topped the leaderboard with a net 73.5.

Christine, who won the Anniversary Trophy this year, has her name on several honours boards at the club while Alan also won the Men’s Foursomes competition earlier in the year.

Men’s vice-captain Trevor Smith and former ladies captain Eve Mills were second with 75 and another former ladies captain, Lizzie Taylor, and partner Ian Cunningham finished third with 75.5.

l THE finals of most of the club competitions have now been held with Paul Clegg wining the scratch-to-thirteen singles final on Saturday.

He beat Ian Hempsall 3&2 in the final , and was in action again the next day with his wife Sue in the mixed doubles.

This time he had to settle for runners-up spot, losing to Ryan Tarrant and Jackie Friend by 5&4.

Bill Skinner beat Steve Wilcockson to win the 14-to-28 singles, and John Taylor won division one of the seniors singles, beating Ken Porter 4&3.

Despite going out of bounds with his tee shot, Peter Morris bounced back to beat Mike Pare on the 18th and win the division two title.

Neil Harris and Bob King won the seniors doubles final, beating Joe Ball and seniors vice captain Rod Wells. The father and son partnership of Gary and Steven Graham beat junior captain Ryan Tarrant and his father Gareth in the Family Doubles final.

l THE Ladies finals were put on hold as Sophie Beardsall and Emma Tipping, who both feature in them, have been on duty for Lincolnshire in the County finals at East Devon Golf Club.

Sophie and Emma were part of the winning team last year but with a severely depleted squad this time round, the team had to settle for third.

This was the fourth year on the trot that they had made it to the finals, which this time were won by Essex, beating Lancashire on countback.

l GREETHAM seniors continued their fine season a 6.5-1.5 victory against Scraptoft on the Valley course.

With just Birstall to play in their final match this week, captain Peter Macdonald Pearce thanked all 64 players who have supported the side this year.

They are due to play their toughest “friendly” of the year on Wednesday (October 3), when they take on the club’ ladies for the silver salver.