Seven-up for record breaking Beardsall

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SOPHIE Beardsall has claimed a record-breaking seventh Greetham Valley Ladies Club Championship title.

Conditions couldn’t have been better for one-handicapper Sophie Beardsall who scored a gross 75 in the first round, followed by Kay Ropson (10 handicap) in second with a gross 80.

Sophie then had an even better score in the second round which was played in the afternoon. She had a gross 73 to give her an overall and unbeatable record win with a total of 148.

Kay scored a gross 85 in the afternoon’s play to give her an overall gross score of 165 to take second in the gross competition. However, in the nett competition, the positions were reversed. Kay won it with a total of 145, Sophie was just one behind on 146.

The Bunny Cup for Ladies with a handicap of 25 and above was played over one round. This was won by Val Guy with 39 points.

l THIRTY-eight pairs lined up to compete for the Les Dickinson Trophy in this years Seniors Invitation.

Greetham senior members invited friends from more than 30 different clubs from Yorkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Scotland, and scoring was high.

The competition was played off yellow tees with three quarter handicaps. Mel Clark and his Trevor Wills, playing off 22 and 21 respectively, took great advantage of an unusually defenceless Valley course, firing 11 nett birdies, only one double bogie and six bogies, some of which were nett par to come in with a total of 46 points to win the day.

The second placed pair were David Aldred and Phil Underwood from Elton Furze.

David, playing off 13, had a round to remember playing the front nine to gross par and the back nine to 39. This included twice chipping in for birdies from the rough as well as sinking a 40 foot putt for another birdie. Unfortunately, the pair didn’t score on the par three 13th and this meant that their 46 was only good enough for second place on countback.

Tim Lee and his partner Dave Lambert of North Luffenham were third with 44 points.

The Greetham Valley Seniors Open is on August 22 when an even bigger field is expected and only a couple of places are still available.