Around the North Devon greens

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon Leagues

North Devon League Division 1: At the halfway stage of the N D League Libbaton have opened up a gap of 4 1/2 points at the top of Division 1 and Holsworthy are five points clear in Division 2. Division 1 third round at Mortehoe - 1 Libbaton 161; 2 Gt. Torrington 159; 3 Willingcott 158; 4 Mortehoe 154; 5 Saunton Artisans 141; 6 R.N.D. 139. League table – Libbaton 16.5, Willingcott 12, Gt. Torrington 11.5, Saunton A 11, RND 7, Mortehoe 5. The highest individual score was by Steve Baker (Gt. Torrington). Division 2 third round at Ilfracombe - 1 Holsworthy 157, 2 Ilfracombe 153, 3 Saunton 135, 4 Portmore 134, 5 Northam Artisans 125. 6 Hartland Forest 120. League table - Holsworthy 17.5,

Saunton 12.5, Ilfracombe 11, Portmore 10, Northam A 9, Hartland Forest 3. Highest individual score, Steve Kiff (Holsworthy) 35.

North Devon Veterans League B: After the second round played at Portmore, Great Torrington have eased into a two point lead over Portmore, with Holsworthy third. Scores from Portmore - 1 Portmore 175; 2 Great Torrington 157; 3 Holsworthy 155; 4 Ilfracombe 146.

League table - 1 Great Torrington 14; 2 Portmore 12; 3 Holsworthy 10; 4 Ilfracombe 4. Highest individual score, Roger Lewis (Ilfracombe) 38.

Saunton

Annual Professional’s Challenge: Albert McKenzie, the professional, pitted his skills against members on both the east and west courses. Steve Braund played a superb round to amass 39 points around the east course championship tees, Debbie Webb won the ladies’ prize with 38 pts and the west course white tee competition went to Noel White with the best score of the day on 41 pts. East course, blue tees -

1, Steve Braund 39 pts; 2, David Lawson 36; 3, Justin Davies 35; 4. Graham Curry 35. West course, white tees – 1, Noel White 41 pts;

2, Mike Jeffery 39; 3, John Barker 37. Ladies, west course – 1, Debbie Webb 38; 2, Sue Barker 35 ; 3, Alison Down 35.

Any Combination Open 3BBB: 1, Darren Hocking, Edward Short and Michael Gray 77 pts; 2, Kelvin Harvey, Jo Ertman and Frank Coyle 77; 3, Glynn Aitken, Mike Wise and Paul Vicary 76.

Ladies Stableford: Silver - 1, Rose Kirkham (19) 33 pts; 2, Barbara Beer (12) 32; 3, Gillian Carr (20) 32. Bronze I - 1, Marion Cole (21) 30; 2, Margaret Davies (24) 30; 3, Gina Ollier (21) 29. Bronze II -

1, Elaine Kingdon (30); 2, Jane Chappell (31) 29.

White Tee Stableford : Div 1 – 1, Chris Norman (6) 32 pts; 2, Darren Hocking (6) 31; 3, Brian Bostock (13) 31; 4, Vince Jenner (8) 31.

Div 2 - 1, Martyn Gimber (16) 35; 2, Kelvin Harvey (19) 35; 3, Simon Benham-Clarke 34.

Monthly Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Jason Palmer (11) 36 pts; 2, Mitch Evans (10) 36; 3, Chris Norman (6) 35. Div 2 – 1, Daniel Andrew (18) 34; 2, Martyn Gimber (16) 33.

Great Torrington

Club champion: Chris Sturman is the Torrington club champion, with rounds of 77 and 65 for a 142 total. Mark Hill was runner-up with 75 and 71, 146 and Mike McLeod third 73 and 73, 146.

Dartington Plate: Garry Harding won the Dartington Plate Stableford for the second consecutive year with 31/39, 70 on countback from Keith Beer 34/36, 70, with Paul Boundy 34/36, 70. Best morning scratch - Ian Tossell 72, nett Tim Williams 37. Best afternoon scratch - Paul Wheeler 70, net Ian Croxford 38.

Stableford B: Div 1 - 1 Mick Mooney (11) 39; 2 Andy Tucker (12) 38; 3 Frank Donaghy (16) 37. Div 2 - 1 Colin Edworthy (28) 43; 2 Reece Andronik (25) 40; 3 Dave Wilkes (24) 37.

Stableford B: Div 1 - 1 Tim Williams (16) 35; 2 Colin White (16) 34; 3 Keith Beer (14) 32. Div 2 - 1 Colin Sargent (22) 34; 2 Michael Bell (27) 31; 3 Gerry Duffy (27) 31. Ladies - 1 Margaret Donaghy (24) 33; 2 Tania Wickham (25) 32; 3 Sahara Barton (20) 30.

Ladies 3 Ball Texas Scramble: 1 Rosemary Joint, Sylvia King and Mel Goldman 44.3; 2 Sophia Wyre, Vivian Crawford and Margaret Lidstone 46.4.

Douglas Bader Greensome: 1 Mike Powe and Rita Ely 44 (qualifiers); 2 John Hocking and Jeanette Cudmore 42; 3 John and Margaret Lidstone 41.

Royal North Devon

MEMBERS CUP: New member Alan Nicholls won his first major event in the RND veterans section, the Members Cup, although he has been playing consistenty well for some weeks. Playing off 19 he scored 39 points to just beat another new member, Dave Williams, (23) on 38 points in his first event in the section.Colin Burton (12) came third with 36 points.

Ilfracombe

Three sixes medal: 1, J Wooden, G Wooden and T davison 126net; 2, K Morgan, G Bowden and T Maddocks 132; 3, M Pye, R Butcher and S Calvert 136.

Thursday Stableford: 1, R Fisher 44pts; 2, I Williams 42 ; 3, S Calvert 41.

Extra Stableford: 1, S Kino 35pts; 2, R Parker 35; 3, P Reed 32.

Thursday medal: 1, P Hume 78net; 2, P Richards 79; 3, S Kino 79.

Veterans Paddy Arnold Stableford, round three: 1, D Edwards 43pts; 2, J Pugh and P Jones 40; 3, J Paterson, G Roach and D Barrington 39.

Laurie Denham 4BBB matchplay: 1, E Minnard & R Palmer bt P Thom & K Zwickl 2 & 1; B Bell & A Eaton bt L Denham & G Davies 2up

Mortehoe and Woolacombe

May medal: Vernon Dayman returned a tremendous six under par 59 net to take victory in Division 1, while Division 2 winner Kevin Dyer was not far behind with a five-under 61net. Div 1 – 1, Vernon Dayman (15) net 59; 2, Chris Dyer (11) 66; 3, Gary Smith (9) 67. Div 2 – 1, Kevin Dyer (26) 61; 2, Patrick Power (19) 63; 3, Eric Hanley (21) 67.

Seniors May Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Vernon Dayman (15) 31pts; 2, Chris Dyer (11) 29; 3, Ray Dyer (17) 28. Div 2 – 1, Eric Hanley (22) 40; 2, Ray Bailey (20) 40; 3, John Harris (22) 39. Div 3 – 1, Keith Darville (26) 37; 2, Brian Crisell (24) 36; 3, David Cockram (24) 35.

Seniors May medal: Div 1 – 1, Keith Ellis (18) 65net; 2, Paul Jennings (10) 67; 3, Ian Dudley (15) 69. Div 2 – 1, Larry O’Toole (22) 59net; 2, Dave Hodges (20) 65; 3, George Parker (22) 65. Div 3 – 1, Richard Eggins (24) 61; 2, Tommy Giles (28) 64; 3, Brian Crisell (24) 66

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