Frisby claims trophy as rival has double bogey blues on 18

Andrew Frisby
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Andrew Frisby said it felt good to clinch the last big trophy of the year at Greetham Valley Golf Club.

The three handicapper took the Sturgess Volvo Trophy on the Lakes course on Saturday with a nett 68 which saw him cut to 2.5.

The tournament was postponed a few weeks ago because of heavy rain and lightning .

Frisby got off to a good start with four pars but a little lip out on the fifth saw him drop a shot.

He birdied the eighth but dropped a shot on the par three 12th after yet another lip out.

However two more birdies helped him to the lowest gross round of the day, 71.

Frisby just missed a fourth birdie on the 18th when another shot just lipped out for a par.

The golfer has come second in a couple of competitions this year on countback and said that it felt good to clinch the last big trophy of the year.

He said that he had been playing quite a lot both in competitions and as a member of the first team but he always found time to practice as much as he could and this, more than anything, had really paid off for him this year.

Andrew Bass, playing off seven, was pushed back into second place on countback. Bass had a strong round dropping just the one shot up to and including the 17th.

However, a double bogey on the last hole cost him dearly, he was cut to six. Michael Fish off 12 was cut to 11 after carding a nett 69 to take third place.

l The seniors played on the Lakes course on Monday for their September stableford qualifier.

Handicap secretary Bernard Bell off 16 won division one and the overall competition with a very steady 39 points on countback from nine handicapper Neil Lowndes; Bernard was cut to 15. Steve Lakeman, off 16, was third with 36.

Dick Thirlwell, off 22, beat Brian Young on countback to take the win in division two. Both players scored 38pts.

Four players came in with 36pts and were separated on countback. Derek Palmer took third and Mike Guy was fourth. Fifth place went to Charles Guttridge and Brian Edwards was placed 

l The Lincs Ladies County team made it into the county finals, held this year at Wilmslow Golf Club, for the fifth year in succession.

The round robin, match play championship is contested by six teams, each representing one of the England Golf women’s regions East, Midlands North, Midlands South, North, South and South West.

Three matches take place each day for five days. Teams play three foursomes in the morning and six singles in the afternoon. The eventual winner is the England women’s champion 

The top two teams from the week, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire met on the final day for a winner takes all final shoot out.

Yorkshire came out on top but the Lincolnshire team put up a great fight.

Greetham Valley members Sophie Beardsall and Emma Tipping, who were part of the team, were disappointed but said that, on the day, Yorkshire were just too 

Greetham managing director Robert Hinch said that the members and management were very proud of Sophie and Emma and congratulated them on yet another strong