TORRINGTON and Libbaton Golf Clubs have both won through to the quarter-finals of the countywide Palairet Trophy competition. Libbaton gained its first quarter-final place in the club's 20-year history with a 3 1/2 to 1 1/2 win over Bigbury on the Yelver

TORRINGTON and Libbaton Golf Clubs have both won through to the quarter-finals of the countywide Palairet Trophy competition.Libbaton gained its first quarter-final place in the club's 20-year history with a 3 1/2 to 1 1/2 win over Bigbury on the Yelverton course.Team members were: Steve Herniman, Pete Short, Ron Screech, Brian Stevens, Jeremy Shapland,Rob Barker, Jason Middleton, Sam Raymont ,Chris Drew and Mike Turner.Proud team captain Andy Fenge said: "It was a tough match played in the true spirit of the game. I am proud of the whole team, who played superbly on a course that many of them had never previously played."Torrington won through with a nail-biting 3-2 win over Torquay at Crediton.They went two down when Peter Stevens and Mike McLeod were beaten 3&2 and Mark Coles and Mark Hill dipped 5&4.But Paul Wheeler and Rob Greenslade started a remarkable fightback with their 4&3 win, which was followed by a 7&5 result for Gary Petherbridge and Tony Gooch before Jack Stevenson and Steve Schofield sealed a nailbiting win on the first extra hole -Stevenson's tee-shot stopping within 12 feet of the hole and Schofield holing the putt for a birdie. * * *TORRINGTON Golf Club made it four wins in a row in the North Devon Golf League, pipping host club Saunton in a close competition which saw just three points covering the top four teams.Steve Herniman of Libbaton led the individual placings with 35 points.Results: 1, Torrington 135pts; 2, Saunton 134; 3, Libbaton 133; 4, Ilfracombe 132; 5, Saunton Artisans 126; 6, Portmore 121.League placingsTorrington............ .4 678 24.0Libbaton.................4 628 14.5Ilfracombe..............4 624 13.5Saunton.................. 4 609 12.5 Portmore............... .4 610 11.0Saunton Artisans.. 4 603 8.5 * * *ILFRACOMBE Golf Club captain Paul Richards scored a superb 66 gross off a five handicap to win the club's latest Thursday Stableford with a score of 44 points.Div 1: P Richards 44pts; 2, N Langmead 40; 3, P Williams 40. Div 2 - 1, Ka Maltby 38pts; 2, K Gray 38; 3, N Bowen 38.Ilfracombe ladies' Express and Echo foursomes resulted: 1, Jean Wills and Ali Balcombe 34pts; 2, Evelyn Jones and Janet Pollard 32; 3, Lorraine Kino and Eileen Hobson 32. * * *TORRINGTON Golf Club. Medal A: Div 1 - 1, Barrie Taylor (13) 66; 2, Mike Powe (11) 66; 3, John Mackenzie (16) 67. Div 2- 1, Robert Elliott (24) 65; 2, Tony Halfyard (20) 68; 3, Laurie Fishleigh (22) 69.Stableford B: Div 1- 1, Mike Andronik (12) 43; 2, Paul Boundy (12) 39; 3, Nick Lee (12) 38. Div 2 - 1, Andrew Rickard (28) 36; 2 Dave Wilkes (23) 31; 3, Bill Baker (28) 27.Social 16-hole Stableford: 1, Peter Sturman (12) 35; 2, Garry Harding (10) 35; 3, Steve Easterbrook (15) 34; best lady, Rosemary Smith (20) 28.Veterans' Texas scramble: 1, Terry Lamey, Eddie Staples, John Violet and Garth Goss 49.6; 2, John Hockin, Ken Harris, Mike Dewdney and Mike Stidson 54.6; 3, Gordon Stacey, Ali McClure, Dave Wilkes and George Baxter 55.4. Torrington Golf Club LGU medal results.Div 1: 1, Sue Membery (25) 64; 2, Margaret Donaghy (26) 67;3, Gail Whitefield (23) 69.Div 2: 1, Rita Southcott (30) 72; 2, Mary Harper (36) 72; 3, Alison Williams (33) 80.