East Devon Coronation Cup success for Matt Evans

PUBLISHED: 09:54 28 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:54 28 April 2018

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5401. Picture: Terry Ife

East Devon golf club. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5401. Picture: Terry Ife


Saturday’s April Stableford – incorporating the Coronation Cup final and Mercedes qualifier – went ahead with a field of 120 players, most of whom would have been champing at the bit to get a game of golf after the frustrations of the weather on previous Saturdays, writes Mike Knapton.

After a gloriously sunny Thursday and Friday and a lovely early Saturday morning, players having donned shorts and T-shirts suffered a very heavy prolonged shower and must have wondered if they would ever have a dry game of golf.

Fortunately, it was only a shower and the competition continued in good conditions.

The greenkeeping staff who have being doing a fantastic job could not put off doing the essential task of hollow-tining the greens, which does make putting that much more difficult.

Of the 42 players in Division One, only Stephen Phillips shot below par with 38 points.

He was followed by Paul Heys (35) and Paul Maslen (34).In fourth place, on 34 points also, was Matt Evans, who became the winner of the prestigious Coronation Cup.

Division Two’s 42 players could only produce one below par score with Rob Lippett the winner with 37 points, closely followed by Malcolm Priestner with 36.

In third place, keeping it in the family, was Paul’s son, Matt Maslen, with 34 points.

Division Three saw a star performance from young Thomas Peters, who had 42 points, which saw his handicap plummet to 14.

In second place, four points adrift and 50 plus years ahead came Allen Hayward, who also had a reduction in his handicap – there’s hope for us all!

Andrew Sturgess came third with 38 points while Nicholas Sear was fourth, also below par on 37, and thus also had a handicap reduction against the CSS of 72. There were 17 twos with Richard Eltham’s name appearing yet again. On the question of twos I was asked the other day if it was normal to share the proceeds with your playing partners.

My understanding is that it is the tradition to do so as long as you have all entered the twos competition.

I certainly do with my regular playing partners, but it may be prudent to come to an agreement ideally before one of you gets a two!

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