Royal North Devon

West of England Stroke Play: The cream of English golf will be playing in the West of England Championship at the Royal North Devon Golf Club starting on Friday. The three day event will see 120 of the best amateurs playing four round’s on England’s oldest course. Jimmy Mullen is the local favourite and this will be his first performance since returning from a successful winter in Australia. Other locals in the field are David Ashley, Ollie Tanton and David Ford from RND and Kristin Mowatt and Mathew Wells from Saunton.

Sponsors team event: 1, L.Cann, K.New, D.Bowden, E.Hearn 93pts; 2, R.Paddon, R.Green, A.Mckenzie, D.Bryant 92; 3, D.James, S.Sherry, J.Saunders, L.Harris 84.

Ken Macaulay-Black mixed foursomes: 1, Mr & Mrs P.Shapland 35 pts; 2, Mr & Mrs J.Horn 34; 3, J.Corry & G.Worthington 32; 4, M.Dorey & J.James 32; 5, G.Fisher & J.Hurst 32.

Ladies Medal: Div 1 – 1, Gro Lomas 81; 2, Sue Ackland 83. Div 2 – 1, Ruth Horn 81; 2, Jo Thomas 84. Div 3 – 1, Melanie Shapland 81; 2, Sue Hendy 96

Ladies Coronation foursomes: 1, L.Smith & L.Buckland 33; 2, M.Farr & L.Sainsbury 32; 3, P.Bowles & R.Davies 32.

Veterans Texas Scramble: 18 teams of three played a Texas Scramble medal competition, resulting in some fine and close scoring. Norwood Cripps, Charles Rhodes and Bob McDermot were winners with 67.5 followed by John Ball, Derek Fogarty and Brian Coleshill with 68.2 and Dave Pedler, Colin Burton and Simon Hopkins on 68.4

Torrington

North Devon Junior League: The league got under way at Great Torrington, with the host club coming out on top. The highest individual scorer was Megan Deans of Portmore with 45 points from a handicap of 36. Results – 1, Great Torrington 166; 2, Portmore 145; equal 3, Royal North Devon and Saunton 135; 5, Libbaton 132; 6, Holsworthy 128; 7, Ilfracombe 124.

Medal: Div 1 - 1 Mark Coles (6) 62; 2 Martin Barratt (12) 66; 3 Dave Blanche (12) 67. Div 2 - 1 Dave Wilson (19) 60; 2 Terry Heayel (27) 63; 3 Phil Moore (19) 65.

Stableford: Div 1 - 1 Dave Blanche (12) 36; 2 Les Trengove (11) 35; 3 Martin Gibbs (12) 30. Div 2 - 1 Lee Daykin (24) 37; Michael Bell (27) 35; 3 Des Kenneally (23) 33.

John Lane Memorial Trophy: In spite of the terrors of stroke play and the challenging weather 41 seniors turned in some competitive scores. Div 1 – 1 and trophy, Barrie Harris (16) 58; 2, F. Donaghy (18) 60; 3, G. Green (18) 61. Div 2 - 1, R. Clark (25) 59; 2, R. Hammond (21) 59; 3, B. Brewer (21) 60.

Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe Trophy, 36 hole pairs: 1, David Huxtable and Peter Hume 133 net.

Veterans Away Day: Forty-four veterans travelled to Taunton Vale. Results – 1, Ian Carlyle 39pts; 2, Stewart Robinson 38; 3, Ian Smith 37pts

Portmore

Saturday Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Andrew Moore (10) 32pts; 2, Dave Goldsmith (13) 26. Div 2 – 1, Derrin Carter (17) 40; 2, John Sims (15) 35; 3, John Smaldon (18) 32. Div 3 – 1, Paul Homewood (24) 41; 2, Terry Solmon (24) 39; 3, Gary Marsh (22) 36. Ladies – 1, Linda Short (35) 39; 2, Ruth McMeechan(23) 37; 3, Jo Lethaby (34) 36. Juniors -1, James Poole (7) 41; 2, Hayden Morris (16) 39; 3, Megan Deans (36) 38.

Seniors Stableford: Div 1- 1, Dave Darch (18) 39; 2, Dave Goldsmith (13) 38; 3, Keith Massey (13) 36. Div 2 – 1, Pete Arnold (24) 38; 2, Bryan Hawkins (28) 38; 3, Ron Ham (28) 34.

Mortehoe

April medal: Div 1 – 1, Ian Dudley (16) net 62; 2, Paul Bailey (8) 65;

3, Richard Allison (15) 69. Div 2 – 1, Lee Woodbridge (19) 61; 2, Dave Evans (24) 65; 3, Dave Hodges (22) 67.

Geoff Hall Memorial Shield Stableford: Div 1- Graham Taylor (17) 40 pts. 2, Tony Naughton (19) 32; 3, Ray Dyer (19) 29. Div 2 – 1, John Harris (22) 38; 2, John Newsome (23) 33; 3, George Parker (22) 32. Div 3 -

1, David Nocher (27) 32; 2, Keith Darville (26) 30; 3, Tommy Giles (27) 27.

Seniors nine hole medal & nine hole Stableford combination: Div 1 – 1, Ian Dudley (15) 11; 2, Chris Dyer (11) 15; 3, Keith Ellis (18) 17. Div 2 – 1, John Story (23) 10; 2, Dave Hodges (22) 11; 3, Ray Bailey (20) 13. Div 3 -

1, Jim Prince (24) 13; 2, Peter Little (24) 17; 3, Tommy Giles (27) 21.

Willingcott Valley

Monthly White Stableford: Div 1 – 1, Steve Sparkes (18) 36pts; 2, Dave Gore (12) 30; 3, Peter Lawley (16) 29. Div 2 – 1, Shaun Sanders (25) 40; 2, Norval Brown (23) 37; 3, Russell Jenkins (20) 35.

Monday roll-up: 1, Brian Cooper, Mike Chapman, Elaine Bond 73pts.

White Medal: 1st Russell Hayton (18) net 74; 2, Matthew Osborne (22) 76; 3, Brian Gilbert (7) 77.

Chulmleigh

Captain’s Stableford: 1,Bill Marshall(8)36pts; 2, Terry Rowland (11)35; 3, Jason Boucher(1)34.

Monthly Medal: Men-1, Jason Boucher (2) net 53; 2, Graham Clarke(8)54; 3, Phil Rogers (15) 57 (15). Ladies – 1, Sue Hiscock (14) 60. Junior – 1, Harry Collins (6) 58; 2, Seb Hepworth (9) 59.

Monthly Stableford: Juniors showed the way – 1, Harry Collins (6) 36pts; 2, Seb Hepworth (9)34; 3, Jason Boucher(1)34.