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Helen Palmer of Ross is Herefordshire county champion
2:30pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Golf
Ross golfers have completed a double in the Herefordshire Ladies’ County Championship at Sapey GC.
Hereford Ladies Amateur Championship Trophy, the gross competition, was won by Helen Palmer, who shot a 76 to secure a comfortable victory, from Kate Derby (Herefordshire GC) 81, and another Ross golfer, Pat Watkins with 84.
Victoria Watkins fired 66 to win the Hereford Times Bowl in the nett competition Runner-up was Lesley Colquhoun (South Herefordshire GC) with 71 with Sharon Helps, of Burghill Valley, in third with 75.
The Woodpecker Team Trophy was won by the Belmont quartet of Caroline Charles, Gemma Allen, Jennifer Gladwyn and Martha Norton with 227.
A score of 229 was enough to secure second spot for the Ross four of Helen Palmer, Kerry Welding, Pat Watkins and Jan Armstrong with Burghill Valley’s Helps, Becky Lloyd, Vicky Howells and Mandy Haines third with 232.
Other results: Silver Division (Nett): 1 Gemma Allen 74 (Belmont), 2 Jennifer Gladwyn 76 (Belmont), 3 Lin McCoy 76 (Sapey) on cb, 4 Marilyn Howard 76 (Burghill Valley) on cb; Bronze Division (Nett): 1 Pauline Foster 77 (The Grove), 2 Val Bland 79 (South Herefordshire), 3 Chris Thurgood 80 on cb, 4 Pam Bird 80 (Sapey).
Ò Belmont GC, Help the Heroes Stableford: 1 Peter Wilcox 42 pts, 2 Des Davies 41, 3 Lee Snead 40.
Seniors Colwall Cup: 1 Alan Morgan 67 nett, 2 Steve Norwood 71, 3 Brandon Bowen 75.
Belmont staged the first United Ladies Pro Tour event with players from across the country taking part. There are six events in the UK and four in Spain later in the year on this new tour.
Kirsty Taylor with a one-over par 72 and 73 took the £1,000 top prize from Hannah Raplh and Carnoustie touring pro Katy McNicoll.
The tour returns to Belmont in September for the Srixon matchplay championship.
Ò Grove GC, Ladies’ Ambrose Scramble: 1 Margaret Barrington and Clare Hadley 45, 2 Brenda Bowen and Irene Gallagher 43, 3 Jean Crum and Cynthia Fenn 36.
Nine-hole Badge competition: 1 Val Morgan 20 pts.
Ò Kington GC, ladies’ June medal Division 1: 1 Barbara Radbourne 94-18-76, 2 Angela Wilkes 91- 15-76; Division 2: 1 Gill Lloyd 96-22-74, 2 Sue Davies 98-22-76.
Men’s Wednesday night Stableford, winner: Gary Moore 41 pts; Division One: 1 Josh Davies 41 pts, 2 Alan Williams 39; Division Two: 1 Glyn Wictome 39 pts, 2 Nigel Venables 39; Division Three: Adain Taylor 37 pts, 2 Barry Wilson 36.
London Pride Stableford, winner: Mike Powell 82-18-64; Division One: 1 George Smith 76-8-68, 2 Kelvin Alexander 75-6-69; Division Two: 1 Kevin Barnes 77-10-67; 2 Nigel Venables 80-12-68; Division Three: 1 Dai Morgan 97-20-77, 2 Lee Baker 103-24-79.
Diamond Jubilee Cup, winner: Ruth Alexander 95-29-66 on back nine; Division One: 1 George Smith 76-8-68, 2 Kelvin Alexander 74-6-68; Division Two: 1 Ian Cox 78-12-66, 2 Chris Crook 80-12-68; Division Three: 1 Clare Burton 87-20-67, 2 Marcel Veillet 86-17-69.
Bradnor Scramble: 1 Martin Powell, Kelvin Alexander, Ady Burton, Mike Powell 60-5-55, 2 Robert Metcalfe ll, Tracy Sandford, Graham Priday, Wyndham Evans 59-3.8-55.2, 3 Tony House, Kevin Barnes, Ryan West, Robert Pritchard 59-3.5-55.5.
Sunday Medal, winner: Phil Gould 80-16-64; Division One: 1 Alan Williams 70-4-66, 2 George Smith 74-8-66; Division Two: 1 M Prosser 81-13- 68, 2 R Mann 83-14-69; Division Three: 1 Mike Powell 85-17-68, 2 Rob Evans 89-19-70.
Ò Leominster GC, after defeats against Knighton, Little Lakes and Summerhill, hit back with a 5-1 win over Habberley. The winning pairings were captain David O’Dowd and Mike Williams (7 and 6), Bob Ingram and Guy Thompson (6 and 5), Lawson Gardner and John Lucas (5 and 4), Dilwyn James and Paul Oatley (2 and 1) and Alan Hooper and debutant Mike Green (1 up).
Data Logic Jubilee Running Stableford: Winner, Gary Monk, best gross, Andy Merrick; best two cards, Julian Morris; best three cards, Danny White.
Ò South Herefordshire GC, June midweek medal, Division One: 1 P Campbell 66, 2 B Lawrence 69, 3 D Barnard 71; Division Two: 1 D Wright 72, 2 J Harper 74, 3 B Harrison 77.
The men’s ‘A’ team won 4-2 away at Cleeve Cloud with the successful pairings being D Barnard and P Stone, S Bennett and M Stone, R Price and J Tookey. N Powell and N Rawlings and P Hill and C Paccagnini halved their matches.
The ‘B’ team also enjoyed a memorable success with a 7-1 home win over their counterparts.
Val Bland, Sue Palmer and Janet Bradnock comprised the winning team when the ladies’ section held a florida scramble to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Ò Cradoc GC, members and guests day: 1 Ken Manning and R Manning 68, 2 Gareth Powell and G Lee 69, 3 Lou Phillips and G Slocombe 70.
Midweek competition: 1 Dan Clancy 40 pts, 2 Les Gwynne 39 on cb, 3 Owen Phillips 39.
Saturday Stableford: 1 Owen Phillips 42 pts, 2 W John Jones 41 on cb, 3 Mark Cochrane 41.
Cradoc halved a match against Rhosgoch 2½-2½ with Sam Lloyd and Drew Lloyd (4 and 3) and John James and Martyn Jones (2 and 1) the winning pairings.
Les Gwynne and Brian Nelson achieved the half.
Cradoc Hallets beat Virginia Park 3½-1½ to secure the Jim Davies Cup. The winning pairs were Bryan Jones and Martin Like (4 and 3), Aled Lewis and Mark Perry (3 and 2) and Mike Lynch and Malcolm Prosser (3 and 2). Andrew Kirk and Aled Rogers secured the half.
The Hallets then beat St Mary’s 4-0 with success for Paul Exton and Aled Rogers (5 and 4), Martin Like and Bryan Jones (2 up), Mark Perry and Aled Lewis (5 and 4) and Andrew Kirk and Lee Price (3 and 2).
Ross GC, Diamond Jubilee mixed social golf competition: 1 Trevor and Vikki Flowers, Brian and Gillian Clouder 72 pts on cb, 2 Richard and Frances Nightingale, Richard and Jennifer Berrington 72.
Ladies’ section, captain’s day: individual challenge winner: Jackie Wheatstone; team prize: Debbie Woods, Josie Wilson, Margaret Ellis and Sophie Price 76 pts.
Ò Burghill Valley GC ladies’ section, Stableford and Foundation brooch Division One: 1 Sharon Helps 35 pts, 2 Vicky Howells 29; Division Two: 1 Jean Brookes 29 pts, 2 Glenda Sandford 28 on cb, 3 Ann Midwinter 28; Division Three: 1 Ann Pritchard 26 pts on cb, 2 Margaret Newcombe 26 on cb, 3 Doreen Brown 26.
Ò Herefordshire GC, ladies’ section Ping competition: 1 Jan Preece and Jenny Cooke 40 pts, 2 Karen Darby and Jo Hawes 39.
EWGA Medal and charity stroke-play comeptition, Division One: 1 Tina Bell 74 nett, 2 Geraldine Kelly 78; Division Two: 1 Ellen Goodchild 79 nett on back nine from 2 Pam Williams 79; Division Three: 1 Diane Powell 78 nett, 2 Eileen Jones 80.
Jubilee Texas Scramble: 1 Karen Darby, Roger Darby, Jo Hawes and John Hawes; 2 Chris Crisall, Mark Bloxham, John Lewthwaite and Jane Edwards.
Herefordshire Ladies achieved their first win in the triangular match with Burghill Valley and Kington: 1 Herefordshire 298 pts, 2 Burghill Valley 294, 3 Kington 276.
Hereford City Rotary Club’s am-am raised around £3,000: 1 Brightwells (Rhod Mence, John Williams, Adam Herbert, Chris Powell) 87 pts, 2 Flint & Cook (Gerard Flint, Bruce Fraser, Adam Berry, Roger Warley) 84.
Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) am/am sponsored by Prometheus Medical Ltd: 1 Charlie’s Angels, 2 Symo’s Stags; Special prize: Richard Smith.
Ò Shropshire and Herefordshire UGC county seniors won their first match of the season when they beat Derbyshire 10-8 at Maywood Park GC.