Nye and O’Mahony win Woodbury Park Pairs Goblet

PUBLISHED: 11:36 18 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:36 18 July 2013

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One of the major competitions in the Woodbury Park seniors’ calendar, ‘The Pairs Goblets’, was played last week, writes Carole Pye.

The format was one of Four Ball Better Ball and Graham Nye and Danny O’Mahony were the winners, scoring 46 points. With a better back nine, Peter Stone and Martin Creed (42) came second, just edging out Tom Earls and Peter Warner.

On one of the hottest days of the year, the seniors played their friendly home match against Saunton, resulting in an honourable draw.

Considering the strength of the Saunton team, and the fast running conditions, which seemed to suit the visitors more than it did the home team, the result was quite acceptable.

Playing a friendly away at Sherbourne, the Woodbury men lost 4-2, but hope to turn the tables in the return match later in the month.

The Acorn ladies hosted Sampford Peverell in a very enjoyable and friendly competition that resulted in a 5-1 home triumph.

The beautiful weather and the popularity of the midweek competition attracted over 40 players. With a net score of 66, John Anderson won the competition, just ahead of Harrison Greenberry (67).

The ladies’ Devon League, playing at home, won their match against Churston 4-2.

In the men’s Acorns Midweek Stableford competition, Keith Lunnes took first place with 42 points, followed by Bryan Haywood on 38.

In tropical weather and with a course in superb condition the weekend competition, ‘Captains Day’, attracted exceptionally large fields from both men and ladies.

In addition to the main trophies there was a multitude of other prizes for the players to win.

The first division was taken by John Anderson (41), just ahead of Steve Jarman on 40.

In the second division, Jamie Davidson (42) took first place, followed by Scott Howard (38) who came second, after a count-back, nudging Richard Thomason into third place.

With an outstanding score of 49 Adrain Greenslade took the third division and also the trophy for the overall winner. Another fine score of 46 gave Master William Kerr the runner-up position.

The ladies, not to be outdone, also came in with some high scores. Melissa Eccles (40), playing off a seven handicap, won the first division with Lyn Playford scoring 37 the runner-up. The outright winner of the ladies’ trophy and the second division was Kay Foster with an impressive 44 points.

Two players achieved 38 and a count-back gave Jill Badley the runner-up position ahead of Jackie Evans.

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