Eccles lands Oaks win at Woodbury Park
PUBLISHED: 22:56 24 July 2013 | UPDATED: 22:56 24 July 2013
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The Woodbury Park seniors were slightly depleted for their roll-up due to a friendly match being played on the same day, writes Carole Pye.
Ian Scott, Ray Dwan and Brian Major playing, a team Stableford; Waltz Time, came in first with 81 points. After count back the runners-up were Mic Murrell, Russell Lee and Tony Marshall with a score of 79.
In baking weather conditions and on a course playing very short, the seniors played the return match at Exeter. After a closely fought, but very friendly match, Exeter emerged the winners with a four-and-a-half to three-and-a-half score line.
However, having played Exeter at Woodbury earlier in the season, the outcome for both matches was a 10-6 win for Woodbury.
The ladies’ roll-up was a Medal Qualifier. The Oaks was won by Melissa Eccles (playing off a seven handicap, now reduced to six) after a return of 69 net.
The runner-up, Valerie Dillon, came in with 76. Lorna Player took the Acorns with a creditable 57, reducing her handicap by two. Christine Haveron (60) was the runner-up.
The President’s won their final game 7-0 against Yelverton at Woodbury. Hopefully, this victory will see them through to the quarter finals which will be played at Stadden Heights in August.
The competition at the weekend, for the men, was an individual stableford. After count back Andy Blakemore took the first division scoring 41 points, nudging Stuart Cross into second position. Trevor Part (41) won the second division ahead of Scott Howarth on 40. With an excellent score of 47 points, Master William Kerr was the winner of both the third division and the overall champion. Barrie Nichols (37) was the runner-up.
The weekend competition for the ladies was the Warren Crocus.
Lyn Playford took the silver division with Melissa Eccles the runner-up. Mari Paananan won the bronze followed by Paula Cowl.
These four ladies will now take part in the finals, to be played at The Warren later in the year.