THE Herefordshire Club booked their place in the third round of the Mail on Sunday national team knockout competition when they travelled to county neighbours Leominster and came away with a comprehensive 4- victory.

Keith Williams beat Rob Pugh, Jonathan Devereux beat Steve Codd, Jeremy Rolph beat Julian Morris, Neil Greening beat Gary Price, and skipper Wyn Owen halved with Brendan O'Brien.

Competitors took advantage of Winter rules and a shortened course to post some fine scores in the March medal.

March medal, division 1 (0-14): 1 Neil Greening 68-3-65, 2 Paul Fisher 80-14-66, 3 Ben Synnock 67-1-66; division 2 (15-28): 1 Mark Reeve 82-18-64, 2 Dave Halpern 95-28-67, 3 Des Mussell 86-18-68.

Retiring club captain Ken Barr finished his term of office in style when he won the men's Winter Mixed Plate awarded for the best aggregate four scores in the winter mixed series with 166 stableford points. Marie Parry took the ladies' award with 163 points.

March Mixed Foursomes, division 1 (0-20): 1 David Shuttleworth and Marie Parry 44 points, 2 Ted and Jean Turner 39, =3 Barry and Jane Spink, Roger and Karen Darby, John and Margaret Hyland 38; division 2 (21+): 1 Dave Thomas and Gill Boase 41, 2 Murray and Pat Robinson 39, 3 Peter Long and Penny Portch 38, =4 Paul and Ellen Goodchild, Ken and Jackie Barr 36.

Winter Plate, men: 1 Ken Barr 166 points, 2 Roger Wild 163; ladies: 1 Marie Parry 163, 2 Ann Evans 162.

q Ben Clarke and Steve Fletcher were clear winners of the 'Blind Pairs' Doctors' Stableford at Leominster when they posted an aggregate total of 81 points, the 'pairs' being drawn after the competition was completed.

Doctors' Stableford: 1 Ben Clarke and Steve Fletcher 81, 2 Terry Morgan and Alan Hall 74, 3 Wayne Barton and Steve Olive 74.

The 'Mail on Sunday' team bowed out of this year's competition when they went down 4- to neighbours Hereford in a second round home tie.

Club captain Richard Francis, supported by vice-captain Julian Morris, led his team to a second win from two starts when they beat visiting Bransford 4-2 in a friendly match.

q Club secretary Terry Thomas took Belmont's March medal on a card countback from Mike Owens after they both posted nett 65's.

March medal: 1 Terry Thomas 80-15-65, 2 Mike Owens 81-16-65, 3 Luke Morris 81-10-71.

Senior medal, division 1 (0-16): 1 Mike Ingram 79-11-68, 2 Paul Gosling 80-9-71; division 2 (17-28): 1 John Driscoll 86-16-70, 2 Brandon Bowen 95-24-71.

Senior Team stableford, three scores to count: 1 Ken Shurmer, Tommy Boswell, Colin Rowan and Reg Harrison 106 points, 2 John Lewthwaite, Eric Mayers, John Driscoll and Sandy Sanders 105.

q Hereford Municipal ladies' captain Pamela Williams ended their winter season on a winning note when she won the Winter Singles League, with Jenny Wildman in second place.

Winter 9-Hole Eclectic: 1 Averil Magee 25 points, 2 Jenny Wildman 25.

High Rollers 9-Hole, best four cards from six: 1 Enid Kee 47, 2 Ellen Saunders 44.

q It took a card countback to confirm John Potter as the winner of Burghill Valley's Peter Haddock Cup, a stableford competition for seniors.

Peter Haddock Cup: 1 John Potter 39 points, 2 Adrian Lunt 39, 3 Bob Dixon 38.

March stableford, division 1: 1 George Davies 42, 2 Geoff Kramer 41, 3 Bill Lewis 39; division 2: 1 Adrian Lunt 46, 2 Ted Andrews 40, 3 Bill Jones 38.

Relative newcomers to golf, Jane Collins and Rebecca Lloyd, showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the field in the March Ladies Golf Union medal with splendid scores of nett 65 and 67 respectively.

March LGU medal, silver: 1 Mary Crockett 89-14-75, 2 Rosie Cole 90-15-75, 3 Julie Saych 92-15-77; bronze A: 1 Rosemary Snowzell 96-27-69, 2 Gill Robertshaw 97-24-73, 3 Ann Dixon 99-25-74; bronze B: 1 Jane Collins 100-35-65, 2 Rebecca Lloyd 103-36-67, 3 Tina Lifely 97-29-68.

q It was suitably appropriate that former seniors' secretary Patrick Curtis, partnering former senior captain Colin Burchell, should win the Ross-on-Wye March Senior Greensome stableford competition, played the day before St Patrick's Day.

March Senior Greensome stableford (16-holes): 1 Patrick Curtis and Colin Burchell 42 points, 2 Gordon Powell and Dave Rees 38, 3 Tim Rigden and Geoff Baker 38.

Division 1 winners Curtis and Dave Every will be looking to retain the Senior Midweek Pairs Trophy they won in 2005 when they take on division 2 winners Chris Downs and Jim Wilkinson in an eagerly awaited 18-hole play-off.