Nick hits seven birdies but the medal is Harry’s

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A score of 45 was enough for Harry Nicholls to win the April Midweek Medal at Stoke Rochford.

Harry, who has seen his handicap tumble to 19, finished three points ahead of second-placed Jim Price (42), and five ahead of Rory Croft (40).

Nick Watson fired seven birdies, including four in a row between the 7th and 10th holes, to win the gross prize with 39 points. His handicap is now an incredible -2.4.

l Matt Allan finished six shots clear of the field as he took first place in the Roberts Cup (18-28 handicap) on a day when many players struggled with the windy conditions.

Matt shot 93, playing off a handicap of 28, for a five under par total of 65. As a result his handicap was cut by four shots and he now plays off 24.

Second place went to Brian Stubley (90-19=71) with Keith Eldrid finishing in third with a net 72.

In the Wright Cup (0 to 18 handicap), Niall Doubleday emerged as the winner after a solid round of 85, playing off a handicap of 17, gave him a two shot victory with a net 68.

Tom and Jack Greenfield finished second and third respectively with net 70s.

The prize for the lowest gross score was picked up by Steve Cullington who hit 76.

l Members are set to enjoy a race night tomorrow, organised by captain Peter Gill. Any money raised will go to the club defibrillator fund.

l Jim Price won the first round of the best three from six rounds for the Seniors Trophy.

He got off to a flying start with a winning 42 points. Second was Graham Miller (39) and third Mike Palmer (37).