Stephen strolls to victory at Greetham

Stephen Bennoson at Greetham Valley

Stephen Bennoson at Greetham Valley

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Stephen Bennoson has won the first white tee competition of the year at Greetham Valley, the club’s Anniversary Trophy.

The 13-handicapper won with a score of 45, dropping just four shots in total to finish four points clear of Jamie Lowndes in second and five clear of Terry Dunlop in third. His handicap was cut to 11.

Pat Jamieson won the Ladies Anniversary competition, beating county player Emma Tipping on countback. Both players came in with 35 points but Pat recorded a better score on the final three holes. Mandie Cassie took third place with 34 points.

Sue Wiles won the Ladies Midweek Medal with the lowest gross prize with a brilliant display on the Lakes course. Playing off 19, she shot a gross 88, net 69.

Ladies vice-captain Bev Dolman, off 12, was second with a net 79, pipping captain Jackie Friend on countback.

l The seniors have played their first qualifier of the year, the April medal on the Lakes course.

Nick Meyer, off 18, was in scintillating form in division one and took the win and the overall medal with three shots to spare. He was cut to seventeen.

John Taylor, off 15, was second with a net 72 and third and fourth spots were settled on countback after Robert Gray and Jim Wheeler both came in with a net 73, with Robert taking third. Peter Giblett off ten had the lowest gross of eighty five.

Geoff Thomas won division two with a net 74. Mike Pare and Stuart Dodd were second and third on countback after both scored a net 77.

Ros Nicol won the Ladies nine-hole Stableford qualifier with a score of 17 beating 36-handicapper Mimi Harris by two points.

l Greetham Valley’s first team lost their first game of the year against Tydd St Giles at the weekend.

Ryan Tarrant and Scotty Stevenson battled for a half but Andy Frisby and Ben Gasson lost 3&2 after both players struggled with the putter. Neil Harris and Adam Clegg won the third game 5&4 after Adam knocked in a string of birdies. Trevor Smith and Bob Green then lost 3&2 before Ray Gladwinfield and Chris Steel pulled one back, winning 1up on the last hole.

Everything hinged on the final game and the Greetham duo of Fraser Denholm and Simon Bateman lost two down.