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GOLF: Samson shows his strength to lift Hutchinson Salver
12:57pm Friday 25th April 2014 in Sport
JUNIOR George Sampson carded a five-under nett 66 to win the men’s Hutchinson Salver at Tiverton on Saturday.
Sampson had a two on the 4th and a birdie on the 12th on his way to a countback victory over Lee Scott and Andy Ogden and a handicap cut from 15 to 13.
Alex Gibson finished fourth on 67, with Steve Garland and Matt Woodgate one further back.
Scott claimed the Captain’s Qualifier Scratch Cup with his gross 73, pipping Woodgate on a countback and reducing his handicap from seven to six.
Result: 1 George Sampson (81-15=66); 2 Lee Scott (73-7=66); 3 Andy Ogden (77-11=66); 4 Alex Gibson (76-9=67); 5 Steve Garland (81-13=68); 6 Matt Woodgate (73-5=68); 7 John Court (79-10=69); 8 Cameron Bundy (74-5=69); 9 Pete Jones (78-8=70); 10 Jonathan Audin (86-16=70).
Captain Karen Allsopp made it two wins in a row with victory in the ladies’ second April Stableford on Wednesday.
The 22-handicapper, who won the Spring Meeting a week earlier, posted 35 points to take the Bronze Division One prize by one from Julie Hasell and by two from Julia Cole.
Oki Northwood (33) topped the Silver Division on a countback from Sue Persey, with Jane Gould third on 32.
Marg Sampson (31) led the way in Bronze Division Two, followed by Jan Cruse (26) and Carol Clarke (25).
Joe Heard plundered 44 Stableford points to win the juniors’ Easter Trophy on Sunday, beating Josh Tidborough by one.
George Sampson (36) was the third-placed boy ahead of Jimmy Heard (34) and Tom Trowbridge (34).
Grace Jackson was the top girl with 38, one ahead of Bronwyn Ayre.
Tiverton’s Harry Konig fired a level-par gross 72 to win the Easter Gold Medal at Royal North Devon on Saturday, finishing three shots ahead of his nearest challenger.
Konig then added a 74 in the Easter Medal on Sunday to claim the Easter Belt, for the best aggregate scratch score over both rounds, as well as £180 in prize money.
In the Saunton Easter Challenge on Monday, Konig had rounds of 76 on the West course and 79 on the East to finish 13 over and in 15th place overall out of a field of 133.
He was bettered by clubmate Tom Trowbridge, who finished 12th after scores of 75 and 79 left him 12 over.
Konig returns to RND today (Friday) to compete in the West of England Amateur Championship.
The one-handicapper recently had the third hole-in-one of his career, sinking an 8-iron on the 14th at Rye Golf Club in East Sussex during the Old Blundellians’ Spring Meeting.