Hendry wins Coronation Cup at East Devon

PUBLISHED: 09:34 20 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:34 20 April 2015


Last Saturday saw the second of the April competitions at East Devon Golf Club which include a subsidiary competition, writes Michael Hayes.

This time it was for the winners of the monthly stablefords over the past twelve months, who were competing for the Coronation Cup.

Playing conditions were tough with a strong, gusty easterly wind and dry, fast fairways and greens, which punished all but the best shots.

In the event, scoring was so difficult, with the best score two over par, that under the rules of golf the competition was declared ‘handicap reductions only’’ - fat chance of that!

However, there were players whose skill and determination helped them tiptoe through the wreckage to the top of the pile. The most notable of these was Will Hendry, whose 34 points was the best of the day and won him the Coronation Cup and top spot in Division One.

He was followed by Paul Webber with 33 points and Mark Lavers with 32 points.

In Division Two, age and experience triumphed over the conditions. David Brunwin and Barry Devetta, both of whom have benefited from their State Pensions for several years, were first and third with 33 and 32 points respectively and Don Peek was sandwiched in between also with 32 points.

In Division Three it was another senior, Bill Ficken, who triumphed with 32 points, followed by Steve Harrison with 31 points and Trevor Reeve in third place, also with 31 points.

It was Jackpot day for the six players who each scored a two, as they shared a ‘pot’ of £226 - nice work!

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