Harris’ heroic effort seals victory for Greetham

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Greetham Valley beat Sutton Bridge 3½-2½ thanks to a captain’s performance from Neil Harris away on Saturday.

A man down due to illness, the skipper went out alone in the final game and wins on the 14th, 15th and 16th secured him the vital victory by one hole.

Ahead of the skipper, Andrew Frisby and Ben Gasson had halved, Chris Steele and Scott Stephenson won 6&4, Paul and Adam Clegg won 5&4, Fraser Denholm and Bob Green lost 1 down, George Grant and Ally McNaughton lost 4&2.

Neil said: “Arriving with a man down just made the task that little bit harder but the whole team just rolled their sleeves up and battled to the very end for a truly solid team performance.

“The spirit in the team is good but we cannot relax with difficult fixtures both home and away ahead of us.”

Greetham’s second team halved at Toft on Saturday. Valley won the first three games before the hosts pulled back to level.

Valley remain in a good position to gain promotion and possibly win the league.

Steve Burgon won the June Medal at Greetham Valley with a fantastic net round of 69 on the Lakes course.

The 16-handicapper, playing in division two, was cut to 14 but could have seen an even larger drop to his handicap if he hadn’t shot five over on the final two holes.

He shared the lowest gross (85) with second-placed David Holmes and Iain Bain who took third.

Neil Ross won division one with a net 71 and the three places behind him were settled on countback. Dave Pusch took second, Dave Copley third and Steve Anderson fourth after all three came home with 72. Nick Cunnington and Ben Gasson shared the lowest gross of 78.

Jack Chisholm won division three with a net 70, one ahead of Andrew Cooley who was second and scored the lowest gross. Adrian Cunningham took third and Mark Musgrove fourth on countback after both finished on 72. Tyrone Moreno-Melgar won the midweek medal which was played on the par 68 Valley course.

Tyrone, off 15, came home with a fantastic net 62 and was cut to 13. Three players finished with a net 64 with 22-handicapper Simon Bell taking second for a cut to 20. Four handicapper and first team regular Andrew Frisby was third.

Paul Downs, who won the 19 to 28 championship last week, was fourth and saw his handicap cut to 18. He is now eligible for the two-day scratch to 18 championship next month.

The Ladies June medal was won by Gilly Grant. Gilly, off 10, shot 84 for the lowest gross. Helen Wooley was second with a net 80 with Sue Brand one shot behind in third.