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GOLF: Ireland wins Kennard Cup at Tiverton
10:03am Friday 30th August 2013 in Sport
ROY Ireland carded a three-under nett 68 to lift the Kennard Cup amid tough, windy conditions at Tiverton.
Ireland was one of only seven players to beat par and had his handicap cut from 13 to 12.
A birdie three on the 18th saw him pip Gary Taylor on a countback.
Dave Hellier and Norman Ford finished on 69 while Dan Smith, Andy Bowers and Simon Young came in with 70s.
Results: 1 Roy Ireland (81-13=68); 2 Gary Taylor (84-16=68); 3 Dave Hellier (81-12=69); 4 Norman Ford (84-15=69); 5 Dan Smith (87-17=70); 6 Andy Bowers (72-2=70); 7 Simon Young (78-8=70); 8 Andy Hill (89-18=71); 9 Mark Griffiths (90-18=72); 10 Colin Taylor (81-9=72).
Tiverton’s Rhys Cruse won the Bowood Bowl and about £450 in prizes at Bowood, Wiltshire, at the weekend.
Playing the course for the first time, the scratch handicapper followed a gross 77 on Saturday with a one-under 71 on Sunday for a four-over total of 148.
Maureen Postles, Jane Gould and Rosemary Perry won the Lady Vice-Captain’s Day Texas scramble event with a nett score of 64.7.
Grace Jackson, Wendy Frost and Alison Hilton (65.1) finished second ahead of Liz Hall, Margot Seamer and Carol Scott (67.3).
The event raised £126 for FORCE Cancer Charity.
Mollie Pilling posted 44 stableford points to win the juniors’ Kirk Cup and cut her handicap from 23 to 20.
Pilling topped Division Two ahead of Ed Blackmore (38) and Dan Tidborough (38).
Jay Buckingham scored 42 to win Division One by one from Alex Gibson and Nixie Acfield.
The 11-hole non-CONGU competition was won by Aaron Lazarus (23) in front of Joe Pike (19) and Antony Waterman (17).
Eddie Jackson was nearest the pin on the 14th while Lazarus won the non-CONGU prize on the 4th.
Tiverton’s Harry Konig shot a two-under gross 67 to win the under-18 scratch prize in the Devon Junior Autumn Meeting at Exeter.
Tom Trowbridge came third in the under-16 scratch event with 76 while Bradley Scott shot a 77 to be third at under-14 level.
Tom Waldron finished third in Division Two of the stableford competition with 42 points and also claimed the nearest-the-pin prize.
Leon Hogan followed him in fourth with 41 while Bronwyn Ayre was second in the girls’ handicap event with 71.
Harry Konig, Nixie Acfield, Tom Trowbridge, Jimmy Heard, Alex Gibson, Sam Heard and Bradley Scott have qualified for the 36-hole Devon Boys’ Championship at Boringdon Park on Tuesday 3 September.
They all qualified based on their Devon Order of Merit position in their respective age groups.
Harry Konig finished 23rd in the 72-hole South of England Boys’ Championship.
Konig was +11 after rounds of 81 and 73 at Sherborne and then 74 and 69 at Yeovil.