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Burghill Valley's Richard Lloyd is Herefordshire champion
2:30pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Golf
RICHARD Lloyd is the new Herefordshire county champion.
The Burghill Valley player fired rounds of 74 and 73 to take the title at Ross-on-Wye GC, winning by five strokes from the home club’s James Morgan who shot a 78 and a 74.
Morgan gained second place on the back six in the second round from Belmont’s James Roach who also shot 78 and 74.
Burghill Valley achieved a double of the top prizes when the nett prize went to Paul Moses (153-12-141) who won by three strokes from club-mate Neil Crockett (158-14-144) with another Burghill Valley player, B Fisher (157-12-145) in third.
Lloyd (147) and Moses (153) linked up with Guy Haines (154) to bring a third prize, the best team over 36 holes gross, to Burghill Valley.
Neil Greening (Herefordshire GC), with 75, and R Beaumont (Leominster), with 72, were the winners of the best morning and afternoon gross rounds respectively.
The morning and afternoon nett prizes were carried off by D Tedstone (Burghill Valley), 85-12-73, and Nick Crum (Kington), 79-9-70.
Paul Fisher (Herefordshire GC) also had a day to remember when he holed in one at the long par-three ninth.
Three of the top four places in the county seniors’ championship, held at Burghill Valley GC, went to Herefordshire GC players with John Lucas shooting 78 to take the top prize from Brian Prosser, of Ross-on-Wye (80), Keith Williams (81) and Tommy Hughes (82).
Lucas, Williams and Hughes’ efforts won them the team prize.
The nett champion was Robert Goodall of Burghill Valley (92-24-68), followed by club-mate Steve Flack (87-17-70), Phil Manns of Herefordshire GC (84-12-72) and Alan Hamilton of Kington (83-10-73).
q Kington GC, lady captain’s day Stableford: lady captain’s prize: Ruth Alexander 41 pts; Division One: 1 Pip Frost 37 pts, 2 Iris Corfield 36, 3 Jenny Kelly 36; Division Two: 1 Kath Thompson 39 pts, 2 Anne Hitchcox 37, Jane Burgoyne 34; best score on par threes: Priscilla Scott 13 pts; nearest the pins: Jenny Kelly (fifth), Norma Smith (12th) and Ruth Alexander (18th).
Vera Frost Trophy: 1 Jenny Kelly and Carolyn Jones 43 pts, 2 Anne Hitchcox and Betty Ashworth 43, 3 Angela Wilkes and Jane Burgoyne 42.
q Grove GC, ladies’ jubilee Stableford — Bronze ‘A’: 1 Pauline Foster 33 pts, 2 Jean Crum 26, 3 Averil Magee 23; Bronze ‘B’: 1 Gina Whyke 42 pts, 2 Clare Hadley 39, 3 Catherine Sellars 29.
Nine-hole Badger competition: 1 Chris Hill.
q Burghill Valley GC, ladies’ section bronze championship and medal, Division One: 1 Judi Clark 76, 2 Sally Davis 77 (c/b), 3 Marilyn Howard; Division Two: 1 Pat Cleves 79 (c/b), 2 June Walker 79, 3 Helen Green 80; Division Three: 1 Carol Powell 81 (c/b), 2 Di Shepherd 81, 3 Margaret Newcombe 82.
Mixed section, Dave Williams Texas Scramble: 1 Andy Webb, Joan Dukes, Danny Daniels and Heather Burley 58.5 nett.
Yorkshire Bank Trophy: 1 Lou and Mandy Haines 44 pts, 2 Brian and Christine Barnard 42 (c/b), 3 Damien and Paulette Scholes 42.
q Belmont GC, seniors’ section away day Peter Burge Cup at Thornbury GC: 1 Geoff Foster 39 pts, 2 Percy Bristow 36, 3 John Alexander 34, 4 Wref Digings 33; Division Two: 1 Alan Shakesheff 37 pts, 2 Steve Norwood 37, 3 Ray Ingram 35, 4 Gordon Perkins 34.
q Herefordshire GC, seniors’ section yellow ball Stableford, 0-16 category: 1 Ken Wright 38 pts, 2 John Morrill 36, 3 Norman Sockett 36; 17-28 category: 1, and best round of the day, Graham Davies 41 pts, 2 Reg Dudman 37, 3 Colin King 36; team prize: 1 Ian McIntosh, Bren Standell and Ken Wright 80 pts.
q South Herefordshire GC, seniors’ club championship, best overall gross score: Jon Daniels; best nett score: Keith Field. Winter League prizes, four-ball better-ball: Brian Bishop and Ray Causon; singles trophy: 1 John Harper, 2 Ray Moore.
South Herefordshire men’s team have progressed to the third round of the county president’s cup with a 4-1 home win over Cirencester GC.
Partners Cup, a 36-hole event combining morning greensomes and afternoon foursomes: 1 Will Jones and Cino Paccagnini 136 (67+69), 2 Simon Sharpe and Neil Vanstone 140 (68+72).
q Ross GC, Strong Trophy: 1 Barry Robbins and Joyce Mackley 37 pts c/b, 2 Ellie Peake and Keith Ray 37, 3 Amanda Marshall and Trevor Flowers 35, 4 Lynda Rodger and Richard Mackley 35.
Jubilee Medal: 1 Roy Taylor 83-19-64; Division One: 1 Gary Moyle 68 nett, 2 Mark Whitmore 69, 3 James Ford 70, 4 James Price 70; Division Two: 1 Roy Taylor 64 nett, 2 Tim Kefalas 68, 3 Andrew Hobbs 68, 4 Neil Winter 68.
Holders Ross Seniors moved through to the second round of the North Gloucestershire Scratch Salver with a victory over Cleeve Cloud GC.
Winning pairs were Gwynne Morgan and Colin Bennion (7 and 5) and Clarkson Barclay and Tim Rigden (two up) while Doug Duncanson and Brian Prosser halved. Ross beat Enville GC 3½-2½ in a friendly with wins for Colin Bennion and Kevin D’Lonra (one up), Lee Cartwright and Chris Merriman (one up) and Robert Bodoano and James Hay (4 and 3), while team captain Terry Jarrett and club vice-captain Phil Wilson halved.
q Cradoc GC, Famous Grouse foursomes competition: 1 Malcolm Prosser and Chris Alford 70, 2 Colin Jones and Tom Price 70, 3 Andrew Prichard and Mike Lynch 70.
Cradoc Seniors beat Kington Seniors 6½-1½ with wins for captain Jack Massey and Mike Mellors (3 and 2), Rick Jones and Graham Chamberlain (one up), Colin Rosser and Dave Matthews (one up), Derek Brown and Ken Goodley (4 and 2), Bob Hughes and Roy Alp (4 and 3), and Ron Rowsell and Bill Sisley (7 and 5) while John Nancarrow and Arthur Hughes halved.
Cradoc Wayfarers won 3-2 at Virginia Park GC where the winning pairs were Roger Jones and Tom Astle (3 and 2) and Clive Pearson and Nick Powell (6 and 5), with Les Gwynne and John James and Gary Jenkins and David James halved.