Shaun beats 110 challengers to title

Shaun Greetham won the Moore Stephens Trophy at Greetham Valley Golf Club
Shaun Greetham won the Moore Stephens Trophy at Greetham Valley Golf Club
Have your say

SHAUN Greetham saw off more than 110 challengers to win one of Greetham Valley’s oldest competitions, the Moore Stephens Trophy.

Playing off white tees on the Lakes course, the 13-handicapper recovered from a bogey on the opening hole to shoot a gross 77, net 64, just one over par.

After his bogey first, Shaun played with great consistency, firing a birdie on the par four ninth on his way to 40 for the front nine. He got his second birdie on the tough par three 10th and followed this up with two more on the par five 13th and 16th holes to finish with a score of 37 on the back nine to win by two shots and have his handicap cut to 11.

Greetham Valley President Martin Boughton, also off 13, had his best round of the year so far, coming home with a gross 79, to take second on countback. His handicap was cut to 12. Junior Captain Ryan Tarrant, playing off six, was third with a gross 72, which was the lowest of the day and was rewarded with a cut to five.

Former ladies captain Angela Wheeler won the ladies competition. The 18-handicapper shot two birdies to come home with a gross 88, net 70, and her winning score would have been 
even better but for an unfortunate eight on the toughest hole of the course, the par five 16th. Angela’s handicap was cut to 17.

Ten handicapper Gilly Grant had the lowest gross of the day, an 84, to claim second place. Gilly, who is a former ladies and scratch team captain, was cut to nine. Pat Jamieson, off 15 was third with a net 76.

n FRASER Denholm took the honours with a great round in the August midweek medal competition, taking the win with 77, the lowest gross of the day.

Fraser who began the year playing off 12 is now down to 6.7 and quickly working towards his target of five, and he puts his brilliant year down to hard work and great coaching from Valley coach Jim Hetherington. He said that Jim has changed his game physically and mentally, including help on the psychological approach to the game and his diet.

Ryan Tarrant took second on countback from James Cure and Elliot Clark. They all shot a net 72.

n PETER Macdonald Pearce held his Senior Captain’s day on the Lakes course and the par three academy course with a full handicap Stableford played on the Lakes and a quarter handicap on the par three.

David Nicol won the 18 hole Stableford contest on countback from John Taylor with both players coming in with 
42 points. David Aldred was third with 41.

Andy Fisher won on the par three course with a splendid 21 points. The winner of the Senior Captains Trophy with both scores combined was John Taylor.