TORRINGTON and Royal North Devon Golf Clubs have made it through to the final of the North Devon Rosebowl. Torrington won through with a narrow 3-2 win against Willingcott Valley on the Royal North Devon course. At the half-way stage Willingcott were in
TORRINGTON and Royal North Devon Golf Clubs have made it through to the final of the North Devon Rosebowl. Torrington won through with a narrow 3-2 win against Willingcott Valley on the Royal North Devon course. At the half-way stage Willingcott were in the lead in four of the five matches, but Torrington fought back to win on the final green of the final match. Royal North Devon reached the final with a 4-1 win over Libbaton at Willingcott. At the half-way stage Libbaton were also winning in four matches, but they also let it slip on the back nine.Torrington have also won the North Devon League Division 1 title following third and fourth place finishes in the final two rounds.Libbaton finished second ahead of Portmore and Ilfracombe.Round 5: 1, Portmore 158; 2, Saunton Artisans 145; 3, Ilfracombe 145; 4, Great Torrington 156; 5, Saunton 140; 6, Libbaton 136. Highest Individual Score: Mike McLeod 34.Round 6: 1, Libbaton 178; 2, Saunton Artisans 158; 3, Great Torrington 156; 4, Saunton 154; 5, Portmore 153; 6, Ilfracombe 151. Highest Individual Score; Jason Middleton 40. Three teams are locked together on 18 points in Group B of the North Devon Veterans' League as they head towards the final round.Royal North Devon, Portmore and Great Torrington will fight it out for first place at Libbaton on August 1. Round 3: 1, Royal North Devon 159; 2, Portmore 143; 3, Great Torrington 139; 4, Libbaton 136. Highest Individual Score Billy Bowles 35. * * *CHRIS McCarthy returned a net 68 to edge out Dave Copp and Alan McKnight on the countback and win the Division 1 Foster Cup and RNLI Spoon at the Royal North Devon Golf Club.In Division 2 Peter Wilson returned a net 65 to finish just one shot ahead of Cliff Parr, David Brown and Chris Brown.Simon Green and Mike Jones combined to take first place in the Club Professional's Daywith a score of 48 points. In the July Three Ball team event Dave Copp, Wes Cox and John Mounce were victorious with an impressive 87 points.Billy Bowles, Ken Danson, Derek Fogarty and David Pennington scored 94 points to win the club's Macmillan Golf Day, edging out Keith Bound, Gerald Lee, Rob Ley and Norman Stevens on the countback. Foster Cup/RNLI Spoon: Div 1 - 1, Chris McCarthy 68; 2, David Copp 68; 3, Alan McKnight 68. Div 2 - Peter Wilson 65; 2, Cliff Parr 66; 3, David Brown 66. Macmillan Golf Day: 1, Billy Bowles, Ken Danson, Derek Fogarty and David Pennington 94; 2, Kenny Braund, Gerald Lee, Rob Ley and Norman Stevens 94; 3, Tim Coates, Shaun Loze, Ossie Patt and Jamie Peacock 94. Three Ball Team: 1, David Copp, Wes Cox and John Mounce 87; 2, Hugh Bone, Kevin Caris and Trevor Stanbury 84; 3, Gareth Carder, Hilton Cole and Colin Payne 83. * * *PETER Sturman and Bob Barter narrowly clinched the Puffing Billy Greensome at Torrington Golf Club ahead of Paul Adams and Dave Blanche and Grahame Moore and Ian Tossell, all three pairs scoring 45 points In the Medal B competition, Steve Slade and Billy Elliott both returned a net 63 to finish first in their respective divisions. Paul Boden won the Division 1 Stableford A with 39pts. Colin White scored 37 points to win Division 2. Puffing Billy Greensome: 1, Peter Sturman and Bob Barter 45; 2, Paul Adams and Dave Blanche 45; 3, Grahame Moore and Ian Tossell 45.Medal B: Div 1 - 1, Steve Slade 63; 2, Billy Campbell 65; 3, Dave Blanche 65. Div 2 - 1, Robert Elliott 63; 2, Laurie Fishleigh 64; 3, Ken Harris 65. Stableford A: Div 1 - Paul Boden 39; 2, Leighton Blight 38; 3, Rex Chamberlain 38. Div 2 - 1, Colin White 37; 2, Doug Smalldon 35; 3, Andrew Rickard 33. * * *MORE than 140 competitors took part in Ilfracombe Golf Club's Sponsored Open 4BBB Medal. W Brayley and C Ward returned a net 59 to finish first in the overall competition, beating runners-up Janice Christmas and Gill Woodward by two. A score of 61 was enough for P Richards and S Calvert to win the men's gross. Calvert also won the longest drive. Jo Smith and Jean Wills finished first in the ladies gross with a score of 78.A net score of 65 was the winning total for the best mixed pair of Alan and Nora Rowlands. Sponsored Open 4BBB Medal: 1, W Brayley and C Ward 59; 2, Janice Christmas and Gill Woodward 61; 3, N Cox and D Sutherland 61. Mens Gross: P Richards and S Calvert 61. Ladies Gross: Jo Smith and Jean Wills 78. Best Mixed: Alan and Nora Rowlands 65.Best Visitors: D Cowler and J Barnard 66, East DevonLongest Drive: Men - S Calvert. Ladies - G Hayes. * * *S FOREMAN won the Bernard Memorial Stableford at Ilfracombe Golf Club with a score of 43 points.. Derek Crookes-West scored a hole in one on the par three fourth hole.I Spear edged out B Gilbert to finish first in the Percy Corke Scratch Stableford with a score of 33 points.Bernard Memorial Stableford: 1, S Foreman 43; 2, M Whale 42; 3, R Fleming 41.Percy Corke Scratch Stableford: 1, I Spear 33; 2, B Gilbert 32; 3, I Williams 31.Thursday Stableford: Div 1 - 1, D Whalley 43; 2, M Clatworthy 43; 3, R Tossell 40. Div 2 - 1, C Emery 45; 2, K Gray 41; 3, S Dovell 39.Veterans Three Sixes Stableford; 1, D Crookes-West, T Maddock and S Robinson 89; 2, T Willis, B Pearce and A Rowlands 85. Veterans Individual Stableford: 1, A Wellar 37; 2, T Stanley 37; 3, G Christmas 36.LADIES captain Pennie Richards introduced a new four person team format for the Ilfracombe Ladies Invitation Day, which attracted ladies from 12 clubs.The winning team with a score of 88 points comprised Barbara Clatworthy, Judy Keyworth, Saunton's Sylvia Warwick and the Royal North Devon's Sally Hollingsworth.Ladies Invitation Day: 1, Barbara Clatworthy, Sylvia Warwick, Judy Keyworth and Sally Hollingsworth 88; 2, Linda Barrington, Joy Praill, Janet Pollard and Karen Hough 87; 3, Ali Balcombe, Sandra Townsley, Jean Ede and Sally Balchin 86; 4, Nora Rowlands, Millie Painting, Moira Styles and Ineka Van Der Hoost 86. Nearest pin: Millie Painting. Nearest pin in two: Sally Balchin.