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GOLF: Hepburn claims Hong's Challenge
9:07am Monday 3rd September 2012 in Sport
DUNCAN Hepburn returned one of the best rounds of the year to win the Hong's Challenge at Padbrook Park by a point.
He fired four birdies - two in the first three holes and then on the first two holes of the back nine.
Despite dropped shots at each of the last three holes, Hepburn had done enough to edge out John Broomhead and Mike Partridge.
The long standing event, sponsored by Hong's Fish and Chip Shop, is one of the most prestigious of the season.
Hong's Challenge result: 1 D Hepburn 41pts, 2 J Broomhead 40, 3 M Partridge 40, 4 W Blundell 38, 5 J Locke 36, 6 C Fisher 36, 7 J Reed 35, 8 G Stevenson 35, 9 P Moore 35, 10 P Yolland 35.
Padbrook moved up to second place in the East Devon League after their convincing 3½ - ½ victory over Exminster at Honiton.
Phil Moore and Gary Stevenson enjoyed the biggest winning margin of 4&2. There were also victories for Andy Rooker and Mark Perrott and Dave Payne and Keith Radbourne. Tom Evans and Mike Thomas halved in the top match.
Summer Fourball Betterball: third Round results: D Silversides & R Hutchings bt G Stevenson & A Jermy, D Hepburn & R Williams bt I White & N Woodman, B Colbourne & K Curtis bt P Reed & J Reed, J Broomhead & P Jones lost to C Rawlings & H Marshall.
Semi final results: D Silversides & R Hutchings bt D Hepburn & R Williams, B Colbourne & K Curtis lost to C Rawlings & H Marshall.
Midweek Stableford: 1 T Martin 18pts, 2 I Carvell 18, 3 P Moore 18, 4 W Blundell 18, 5 M Partridge 17, 6 D Hepburn 17