Nearly 100 compete in ladies open tournament at Greetham Valley

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Competitors faced high winds and extremely wet weather conditions on Sunday during the June medal at Greetham Valley.

Eleven handicapper Neil Ross shot a gross 80 to win division one and saw his handicap cut to 10. Andrew Queen had the same gross score but lost out on countback, he was also cut to 10. Two handicapper Trevor Smith was third and also had the lowest gross with a stunning 73.

Carl Causebrook won division two and took the lowest gross with an 83. Rory Ludbrook took second place on count-back from Ian Taylor, they both had a nett 72.

The overall medal was won by Ian Carmichael who also won the third division with a gross 88, nett 68 from Peter Hopkins. They also shared the lowest gross and had their handicaps cut to 19. Jeff Challis took third with a gross 94 and was cut to 23.

Ladies Open

Ninety six players entered the Greetham Valley Ladies open from 18 different clubs. The competition was played on the Valley course and the format was two best Stableford scores on every hole but all four scores on the ninth and the 18th holes.

Although there are six par threes on the course, there were only six twos and Sue Churchill from Burghley Park had two of them.

The nearest the pin for the Bronze Division was won by Greetham Valley’s Rena Lister and the Silver Division was won by Julia Gray, of Bourn Golf Club. Nearest the line was won by Jill Parkinson, of Burghley Park and the longest drive was won by Liz Taylor, of Greetham Valley.

Chris Edwards (Greetham Valley), Margaret Seed, Monica Cook and June Fisher, all from Elton Furze won with a score of 84 points.

Julia Gray, Lin Smith, Angela Robinson and Janice Topham who are all from Bourn Golf Club took second place with 82 points.

In third place was Angela Wheeler and Sheila Douty, of Greetham Valley, Luffenham Heath’s Wendy Cook and Linda Gill, Peterborough Milton, who scored 81 points

The Belton Woods team of Chris Reynolds, Fiona Illingworth, Megan Illingworth and Annie Limmber were fourth with 80 points

Second Team

Second team captain Alan Bennett had a player drop out of his team to play in the match away to Belton Woods on Friday night but after a few phone calls, Ali McNaughton said that he would be happy to play.

In the first game Simon Bateman and Graeme McNaughton won three and two. Paul Clegg and Chris Billows followed this up with another win one up. Alistair McNaughton and Rory Ludbrook lost their game two and one.

Steff Dutton and Alan Bennett were three down with five to play but after a barrage of birdies in the last few holes managed to win one up.

Ryan Tarrant and Wayne Terrett lost three and two and so not for the first time, the match result depended upon the final game which Neil Crees and Peter De Kremer won three and two. Greetham won four and two.

Alan said it was a great team display away from home and at the halfway point in the season, the team remain unbeaten with three out of the last four games remaining at home.

Ladies Captain Jackie Friend was ill when vice captain Eileen Pare took the helm in the match against Scraptoft Golf Club. The match was a half with the results as follows:

Eileen Pare & Chris Slattery v Jill Creasy & Shirley Bright (GVGC) lost 2/1

Angela Wheeler & Sue Wiles v Shela Chamberlain & Sheila Martin (GVGC) won 5/4

Gwen Vernal & Glynis Sellars v Aileen Pyre & Sue Hargreaves (GVGC) lost two down

Chris Edwards & Pat Dawson v Bev Nutt & Jill Woodford (GVGC) won five and four.

Ladies

The Ladies league team captained by Pat Jamieson had a half at home to Blankney. Pat and Bev Dolman lost 1 down, in the second game, Jackie Friend and Rena Lister lost three and two. Beryl Crosland and Ngoneh Dickenson rallied to win three and one and Chris Edwards and Lizzie Taylor won three and two.

Mandy Cassie and Nicola Toon qualified for the finals of the Ping 4BBB to be held at Gainsborough Golf Club.

Seniors

Greetham Valley Seniors entertained The Leicestershire at home on Tuesday last week and at home and won by five-and-a-half games to one and a half. On Thursday they were away to Rutland Water, which is a new fixture for this year, and had a very satisfactory half. Captain Mike Guy said that the team had really pulled together for both games.