George takes year’s first title

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BURGHLEY Park golfers were relieved that, following the cancellation of the previous weeks’ Men’s competition because of fog, the weather had cleared for the first 2012 trophy to be contested.

A field of 99 players entered and scoring was tough, with only three beating par.

The trophy was won by George Tee, with a net 66, who was cut from 15 to 14 for his troubles.

In division one, the top three players all came in with a nett 70, with Tim Bains taking top spot on countback from Mark Duffen and Paul Betts.

Bob Emmins took the division two honours with a net 69, ahead of Sanjay Nithiyalingam and Stuart Blesset, both with a net 70.

In Division three, Tee’s net 66 was good enough for overall victory, as well as in his Division, with Jake Brown second with a net 67 and Peter Day third with a net 70.

Burghley Ladies played the EWGA Medal competition, with 19 competitors taking to the course.

Mary Sharp won division one with a net 74, pushing Carol Hollman into second on countback. Gill Parkinson was third with a net 77. In division two, Ladies’ Captain Jan Devlin took the honours with a net 72. Chris Clarke (also with 72) was second on countback. Chris Wright took third with a net 76.

On Monday, 59 seniors battled for the Sandy Gray-Smith Seniors Trophy, played for by men and ladies.

The overall title went to David Porteous, with a net 65, earning him a cut from 23 to 21. Brian Plowright led the way in the men’s section, with a net 67. Elspeth Irvine was a clear winner in the Ladies’ section with a net 70, from Margaret Middleton on net 73.