THE Harpton Cup - one of Kington's leading medal trophies - produced a close finish with John Moses winning on countback from Ross Moore after they both finished on nett 65s.

Results, winner: John Moses 82-17-65; division one: 1 Ross Moore 73-8-65, 2 Josh Davies 71-4-67, 3 Rob Pritchard 74-6-68; division two: 1 Ken Morris 78-12-66, 2 Murray Mackintosh 78-11-67, 3 Glyn Wictome 78-10-68; division three; 1 Howard Repton 86-20-66, 2 Nigel Jones 87-21-66, 3 Gareth Jones 83-17-66; best lady: Anita Dart 83-15-68.

George Smith was the winner of the April medal at Kington with a round of 78-10-68.

Section results, division one: Dave Morris 76-6-70; division two: Ray Evans 82-11-71; division three: John Coley 100-27-73.

Kington's team bowed out of the Mail on Sunday competition when they lost 4-1 at Belmont. They opened their club matches with two home wins - 6-1 against Knighton and 7-3 against Builth Wells.

The seniors continued their good form by winning 4-3 at Llandrindod Wells.

Seniors' opening medal, division one: 1 Terry Inskip 74-12-62, 2 John Weaver 82-17-65, 3 Andy Edey 78-10-68; division two: 1 Ken Canton 96-26-70, 2 Harvey Bromley 97-23-74, 3 Neil Warrington 103-28-75.

Belmont golfer Barry Norton gained his first-ever hole in one to help his side to a 5-1 win over Cradoc in the Wyedean Mixed League.

He gained his ace on the 14th hole.

A countback was needed to decide both sections of Belmont seniors' April medal.

Results, (0-14): 1 Terry Thomas 81-12-69, 2 Geoff Foster 79-10-69, 3 Mike Ingram 84-11-73; (15-28): 1 Reg Harrison 86-18-68, 2 Colin Rowan 87-19-68, 3 Des Samuel 91-20-71.

Club Texas Scramble: 1 Kev Goodall, Paul Bufton, Wayne Gwynne and Richard Vale 59.4, 2 Simon Welsh, Nigel Andrews, Barry Parkin and Craig Evans 59.8.

Great North Run competitor and Hereford half-marathon runner Tony Chambers gained his first golfing success when he won the Hall of Fame qualifier at Hereford Municipal club.

He returned 45 points from his 28 handicap, despite a nervy eight on the par-five last hole which gave him his final point.

Club chairman Harry Magee regained a bit of form to chase him all the way and was second, three points adrift.

Results: Tony Chambers (28) 45 pts, 2 Harry Magee (17) 42, 3 Malcolm Keddie (17) 40, 4 Stephen Miles (17) 40.

Chambers goes on to the Midlands finals at a venue yet to be confirmed.

In the combined April stableford, Averil Magee was the top lady finisher on 34 points but finished down the field in 14th position. Jenny Wildman was second lady with 31 points and 22nd overall.

Wayne Symonds totalled 44 points to win Leominster's Break-through Charity stableford and was followed by Ed Jones, 40, and Steve Codd, 39.

The sum of £184 was raised for the breast cancer charity.

There were some close finished in the April stableford at Herefordshire GC.

Results, (0-14): 1 Tom Burton 40 pts, 2 Graham Slade 40, 3 Ken Wright 39; (15-28): 1 A Hicks 43, 2 Nic Hemming 41, 3 Alex Allen 41.

The club team halved 3-3 in a friendly match at Cleeve Cloud.

A countback was needed to decide the seniors' stableford.

Results, (0-17): 1 Terry Garrett 40 pts, 2 Ian McIntosh 40, 3 Dennis Brown 37; (18-28): 1 Joe Millington 37, 2 Jim Smith 36, 3 Roger Wardle 35.

Ladies' Gavin Nicol Cup: 1 A Goodwin 40 pts, 2 F Horobin 38.

Liz Williams finished a triple winner of Burghill Valley ladies' winter competitions.

She won the singles and the pairs, with partner Christine Baldwin, and was also first in the silver division of the accumulator. Jean Taylor won the bronze A division and Ann Oldman, the bronze B.

Mary Crockett won the eclectic silver division and Sheila Glinos, the bronze.

Mary Crockett and Joan Dukes also won the Ping competition for the second time and go on to play at St Pierre in the regional final.

The Burghill ladies' team of Mary Crockett, Rosie Cole, Christine Baldwin, Liz Williams and Marilyn Howard progressed to the fourth round of the Mail on Sunday competition with a 4- win over Sapey.

Coronation Foursomes: 1 June Walker and Ann Allen 39 pts, 2 Glenda Sandford and Margaret Newcombe 36, 3 Christine Baldwin and Annett Mansie 35.

The mixed section staged a Texas Scramble.

Results: 1 Nigel and Marilyn Howard, Becky Lloyd and Mark Lew 56, 2 Peter Warner, June Walker, Bernie and Helen Green 58.75, 3 John and Carol Freeman, Heather Burley and Robert Daniels 60.

Elliot Buck and Mark Wells were the eventual winners of the men's Winter League, beating Andy Brace and Stuart Griffiths in the final.

Nigel Howard continued his good run of form by winning the April stableford with 38 points.

Results, division one: Nigel Howard 38 pts, 2 Dex Murgatroyd 36, 3 Aaron Price 36; division two: 1 Andy Brace 37, 2 Steve Brown 37, 3 Russell Morgan 36; division three: 1 Theo Cook 36, 2 Bill Harris 36, Adrian Marshall 35.

The seniors' Yellow Peril team stableford required a countback to decide first place.

Results: 1 Bill Jones, Peter Warner and Mike Wilde 73 pts, 2 Ivor Cooper, Les Herbert and Trevor Waldron 73, 3 Brian Donaldson and Fred Soobhany.

In friendly matches, the seniors team beat Belmont 4-2 at home but lost 4-2 at Builth Wells.

Brockington Hall ladies' April stableford was decided on a countback over nine holes.

Results: 1 Barbara Andrews 25 pts, 2 Janet Parker 25, 3 Margaret Welsh 22, 4 Gill Porter 21.

April medal: 1 Lesley Furlong 104-31-73, 2 Margaret Welsh 100-26-74, 3 Mary Parker 105-28-77, 3 Gill Porter 118-34-84.

In two home matches, the ladies beat The Grove and drew with Kington.

Ross-on-Wye's individual mixed stableford was played in fine conditions but only five men were able to better standard scratch of the day - and by only one point. They were Richard Matthews, Frank Gallagher, Ross Jenkins, Tony Howells and Roy Taylor.

The winner was Nesta Hirst with 39 points, playing off a handicap of 29, to collect the Winston Wildsmith Trophy.

Sheila Ludlow won the ladies' Little Weston Shield, played as a medal competition by 70 section members.

She scored a nett 69, followed by Victoria Flowers, 71, and Denise Laird, 72.

Ross seniors' team continued their good form with a convincing 5-1 away win over Worcester G & CC.

The C team also won away, beating Monmouth 4-2.

Family groups were to the fore when Kingstone High School Society held their final spring event, a Texas Scramble which drew a large field of competitors.

Three generations of the Ingram family triumphed, followed by a teachers' team, and then a team comprising a father and son and a teacher.

Results: 1 Don Ingram, Richard Ingram and Mitchell Ingram 27.9, 2 Dave Cook, Neil McPherson and Alan Adams 29.1, 3 Stewart Thomson, Andy Thom-son and Rob Paterson 30.3 Herefordshire County Cricket Club and Westfields Football Club have again teamed up to stage a fund-raising tournament at Burghill Valley.

The tournament, on Wednesday, May 9, is run as a teams of four stableford, including mixed and ladies' teams.

Tee-off times are from 12 noon to 3.30pm.

The entry fee of £140 per team includes a three-course buffet meal.

For more information or entry forms, contact Graham Preece, The Paddocks, Canon Pyon Road, Hereford HR4 7RB (phone 01432 267923).