Pegged back on final game

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GREETHAM’S first team halved against Toft at home in their third match of the season.

They halved the first two games before Bob Green and Trevor Smith won the third 4 and 2. The next two games were also halved and the result hinged upon the final game which Greetham’s Ben Gasson and Tom Edmunds lost for Toft to half the match.

Greetham’s second team captain Alan Bennett lost several players to the first team and had a much changed side when they played Toft away but the team put on a fantastic show to half the match and maintain their unbeaten record.

Greetham Ladies won each of four games against Stoke Rochford.

Jackie Friend and Chris Edwards beat Sheila Dugmore (captain) and Dawn Werner 1 up. They were never ahead but won the game on the final hole. Rosemary Thomas and Helen Rawlinson won 2 up against Margaret Hill and Gill Little. Angela Wheeler and Liz Taylor beat Marion Carath and Joan Lennard 2 up and Chris Slattery and Jill Cannings beat Linda Tytherley and Kath Lindley by 8 and 7.

Eleven handicapper Lee Cameron had a slow start when he bogied the first two holes but after a birdie on the third he got into his rhythm to win the Men’s Medal Competition at Greetham Valley Golf Club.

Lee dropped only three shots on the back nine to win with 77 (nett 66). His results led to a handicap cut to 10.

Ian Taylor and Mark Haynes both had the same gross and nett scores but Ian took the second spot on countback. Trevor Smith took the lowest gross with a score of 73.

Juniors’ vice captain Ryan Tarrant won the juniors’ medal competition, ahead of captain Steven Graham in second and Ben Eason in third.

Twenty-three handicapper Valda Austin won the Ladies’ stableford competition with a great score of 41 and had her handicap cut to 20. Val Guy’s handicap was also cut by one for her 38 score which took second place. Nicola Toon on 35 took third place.

Valda and Val are also playing partners in the Daily Mail foursomes and after winning their first round match, they beat Burghley Park at Burghley to set up a home tie against Sleaford. Despite having had four shots removed from their joint handicaps, they still won 4 and 2. This puts them into the fourth round of eight. They wait to find out who their next opponents are.

In the Ladies’ midweek Medal Sophie Beardsall, playing off one, not only won the medal but also took the lowest gross with a great 73.

Two handicapper Emma Tipping had a gross 76 to take second and Jane O’Donnell took the third with a nett 75.

Sophie and Emma have also just been selected to play for the Lincolnshire County Ladies’ first team.