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Hersham Away Day
The rains held off just enough for a great day of golfing at Hersham.
Summer Cup / Committee Cup Rd 2
A very windy day kept the scoring down as the ladies battled against the elements. Despite her despondency at not getting a third week of reductions to her handicap, Lia’s 32 points were enough to extend her first round Committee Cup lead to win by 4 shots from Sheena Harrington in second place. Lia finished on 70 points and Sheena on 66. Susan was the day’s winner, beating all those who’d signed up to play her in the Barton Bowl.
Scoring was difficult, no doubt due to a stiff wind. The winner was decided on a back 6 count back with Andy Furniss victorious from Arthur Dolby. Both had their handicaps reduced a stroke.
Platinum Jubilee / Committee Cup Rd 1
Speed of play for round 1 of the Committee Cup, played on Princes, didn’t seem to affect too many with Sunday’s results producing a tight grouping at the top. Lia, maintaining her good form, leads at this stage by one on 38 points from Anne Holding-Parsons, Kate Emanuel and Sheena Harrington all on 37 points.
Jim Fogarty pulled out all the stops to produce a glorious 63 and win the Platinum Jubilee. Excellent rounds were produced by a number of players – notably Paul McConnell 64 and Itsawat 65. Best lady was Lia Donath on 68.
Jim naturally leads the associated Anniversary Trophy.
Sheena Harrington and Michael Hansler proved a strong pair and were clear winners on 45 points. .
With a number of ladies playing in various knock-out matches, the field for the medal was reduced to 12. Both the wind and state of the greens made it a challenging day, but one that Lia took by the scruff of its neck and subdued, coming in with a net 67, some 5 shots ahead of both Maureen and Rianda who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Toby Hunt was the decisive winner of the May Medal with an astounding score of 63 which included 3 birdies. Well done Toby. Nearest rivals were Danny Deprez 68 and Andrew Byrne 69.
Toby commands the lead in the Grand Medal Trophy through 3 rounds, 7 ahead of Tony Kopczak.
The stableford sweep was won by Greg Saunders with 38 points on a back 9 countback from first lady Alison Chadwick.