GOLF: Tiverton juniors second in England club championships

GOLF: Tiverton juniors second in England club championships

GOLF: Tiverton juniors second in England club championships

First published in Sport

TIVERTON finished runners-up in the rain-hit English Junior Champion Club Championship at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

The tournament was reduced to 18 holes after Sunday’s second round was abandoned due to waterlogging on the Bracken Course.

Tiverton lay second on 71 stableford points on Saturday after Tom Trowbridge posted 38 playing off three and junior captain Tom Hanson carded 33 off four.

Saltford, Llanymynech and The Gloucester also came in with 71 but Tiverton prevailed because Grace Jackson, with 32 off six, had the highest score of the third players in each team.

Tiverton were also going well on Sunday before the players were called in, with Trowbridge and Jackson both level with their handicap after 12 and Hanson two over after 13.

The result eclipsed Tiverton’s third-place finish in 2011.

Cosby, from Leicestershire and Rutland, took the title with 72.

Junior Bradley Scott fired a sensational nett 60 to win the Braid’s Original on Saturday.

Birdies on the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 15th set up a two-under gross 69, which cut the 15-year-old’s handicap from nine to seven.

On a day of low scoring, Ian Gunn, Simon Budden and Nick Konig all finished on 65.

Harry Konig had a gross and nett 66 to finish one off the course record.

Konig carded six birdies – on the 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 17th – and had his handicap cut from scratch to +1.

Charlotte Snow was the leading lady, also on 66, and had her handicap chopped from 18 to 16.

The competition is played over the course as it was originally laid out by designer James Braid, starting on the current 10th and finishing on the 11th.

Results (men): 1 Bradley Scott (69-9=60); 2 Ian Gunn (83-18=65); 3 Simon Budden (77-12=65); 4 Nick Konig (78-13=65); 5 Harry Konig (66-0=66); 6 Peter Boax (75-9=66); 7 Nick Lear (84-18=66); 8 Steve Jack (84-18=66); 9 Roy Ireland (80-13=67); 10 Roger Millett (77-10=67).

Junior captain Tom Hanson shot a one-under gross 70 for 41 points to win the men’s August Weekday Stableford on Monday.

Hanson’s round included birdies on the 1st, 3rd, 9th, 10th and 12th and cut his handicap from four to three.

Greg Birchmore scored 39 to come second to Hanson in Division One.

Frank Rosamond posted 39 to claim the Division Two prize by one from Ben Daniel.

Results: Division One – 1 Tom Hanson (41); 2 Greg Birchmore (39); 3 Steve Bates (38); 4 Ian Gunn (38); 5 Ian Bray (38); 6 Les Tosdevin (37). Division Two – 1 Frank Rosamond (38); 2 Ben Daniel (38); 3 Roger Norton (36); 4 Geoff Bulley (35); 5 Peter Daniel (33); 6 Terry Stone (33).

Young guns Abbie Moyes, Beth Baker and Hannah Carthew posted a nett 65.9 to win the Lady Vice-captain’s Day Texas scramble on Wednesday.

Oki Northwood, Megan Deans and Grace Jackson came second with 67.4 while Marjorie Hallam, Bridget Grieve and Sally Fetherston were third with 70.5.

Liz Hall, Teresa Birchmore and Diana Hollis took the prize for the best front nine while Pauline Pym, Xanda Vass and Chris Bacon were the back nine winners.

The event raised £126 for Judy Phripp's charity for next year.

The ladies have reached the quarter-finals of both the President’s Trophy and the Sheelah Creasy Bowl.

The President’s Trophy I team will take on Woodbury Park at Libbaton on Monday.

Tiverton enjoyed a 5-2 victory at home to Yelverton, with Jane Moulding (3 and 1), Maureen Postles (6 and 4), Sue Norris (8 and 7), Lesley Crossley (10 and 8) and Sheila Ball (7 and 6) all winning.

They followed it up with a 4½-2½ success away at Stover, where Marian Stevens (3 and 2), Rosemary Perry (1 up), Charlotte Snow (5 and 4) and Sheila Ball (4 and 3) won and Postles halved.

In the Sheelah Creasy Bowl, Tiverton will face Okehampton at Torquay next Friday.

They qualified after pipping Ilfracombe to top spot in Division Five, followed by Stover, Bigbury and Highbullen.

The ladies finally recorded a win in the Devon League at home to Churston, with the 4-2 victory meaning an 8-6 success on points.

Julia Cole (3 and 2), Janice Haynes (5 and 3) and Carol Clarke (5 and 3) all won while Christine Norton and Dori Bracken both halved.

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