Mellor wins the Autumn Cup at East Devon

PUBLISHED: 11:13 25 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:13 25 September 2014

The lady winners at East Devon

The lady winners at East Devon

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The ladies of East Devon Golf Club competed for the final trophies of the season in the Autumn Meeting last week.

Barbara Mellor (right) with East Devon aldies captain Elaine WhiteheadBarbara Mellor (right) with East Devon aldies captain Elaine Whitehead

The fine, warm late summer weather clearly helped the 78 players in what was a closely fought, low scoring medal round on Tuesday.

Barbara Mellor topped off a superb year by claiming victory, and the Autumn Cup, by three shots with a superb eight under par nett 66.

Claire Dowling recorded the best gross score of the day, claiming the Pheasant Trophy with a gross 77.

Mellor also topped Division Two by one shot from new member Jane Robertson (nett 69). Pat Jarvis was third on countback from Lisa Humphries as both recorded three under par nett 71’s.

Hilary Shiels came out top in an equally close scoring Division One. Shiels recorded a four under par nett 70, beating Marilyn Hobbs on countback. Margaret Powell was third with a nett 71, beating Jenny Dobel on countback.

Sally Underwood won the Peggy Anstey Salver with her best gross aggregate score from the Spring and Autumn meetings of 175. Deirdre Mackness won the Mathieson Cup for best nett aggregate scores with a total of 143 shots.

Thursday’s foursomes stableford competition was played in equally low scoring conditions. Ali Miller and Sue Owen-Pawson won with an impressive 41 points, one shot clear of Eilidh Cameron and Nina Hawkins on 40 points. Sally Underwood and Sue Burley were third on 39 points and Judy Nelson and Sandra Sydenham forth with 37 points.

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