By Richard Jackman
THE first Seniors’ stableford of the year at Lyme Regis Golf Club was well supported given the forecast, with nearly 50 people taking part.
Division One was close, as Colin Preece won with 38 points, scoring 5 x 3 pointers on the back nine whilst John Coley and Neil Leggett both finished with 37 points. Both Coley and Leggett scored 20 on the back nine but a point a hole on the 17th and 18th cost Leggett second place to Coley.
Division Two was more clearcut as Barry Peters-King started off brilliantly with 22 points on the front nine to come in with the best score of the day – 39 points to take top spot. Both Kevin Unwin and Tim Sansom finished on 33 points and both had 17 on the back nine, but Unwin’s exceptional nine points on the last three holes saw him take second whilst Sansom was third.
As the aftermath of storm Freya abounded, the Ladies valiantly played their first medal and although not a qualifier because of temporary greens, Sandra Barclay impressed with a nett 75, playing very well around the turn.
Jill Swainson played a gritty and improving back nine to finish on 77, while Susan Moore just fell away on the final few holes but still ended third on 78.
Ros Clemmans was the best medal qualifier in 2018 so goes through to represent Lyme Regis Ladies in the area competition sponsored by Bridgestone golf.