Cullen takes gold with exceptional golf in the Coronation Cup

By Richard Jackman

lyme regis golf clubWITH the pins in some very tricky places it was going to take some exceptional golf to win the Coronation Cup, which is open to all members of Lyme Regis Golf Club.

Only two players bettered par and one was Neal Cullen who helped himself to two excellent birdies on the front nine before steadying himself on the back nine to come in with a well-worked nett 69 to take gold.

Finishing on 70 was Simon Doyle who by contrast had two birdies on consecutive holes on the back nine to finish a very worthy second, and but for one hole might have taken top spot. Alfie Crisp held his competitive nerve to finish third with 72. Top lady was Lizzie Linnert who kept her cool to score a steady nett 76.

In the Seniors’ July Stableford, played the following day, Division One was won by Stephen Pitt with the best score of the day on 39 points, having played some brilliant steady golf.

Leader in the clubhouse for some time was David Lines who was quick off the blocks scoring 21 points on the front nine in his worthy second place score of 38 points. David Binns had a lean patch in the middle of his round but still finished third on 37 points.

Division Two was much tighter as Richard Stubbs and Gareth Vaughan both ended with a worthy, competitive 37 points, but by one point on countback Stubbs stole the glory to win. Dave Dallas improved on the back nine to take third with 36 points.

This week Lyme Regis Golf Clubcelebrate their 125 years with a week of competitive golf culminating in an attempt at the fastest round of golf on Friday, before a special gala dinner on the Saturday evening.

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About Philip Evans 266 Articles
Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to Lyme Regis where he is still reporting on local events as he has done for more than 53 years.

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