By Richard Jackman
LYME Regis Golf Club hosted the national Audi Cup tournament, which attracted a great deal of interest.
Roaring away with the best score of the day was James Phillips and his 41 points included 5 gross birdies on 1, 4, 11, 14 and 18 as he kept up the pace just improving on the back nine to take the chequered flag.
Mark Scott had a racing start with a gross birdie on the first hole going on to score 23 points on the front nine, but he slightly lost traction on the back nine by comparison, but still scored 17 to finish second on 40 points.
David Fidge also had a good front 9 then birdied the 10th but could not press the leaders, but still came in with better than par in 3rd with his 38 points.
In golf week there were two individual stablefords and, in the first one, Lyme players took all the podium spots with David Riches taking gold with 40 points starting the round very well taking 22 points off the front 9 highlighted by a birdie on the 5th hole. The back 9 was less secure but good enough.
Matthew Watson and Ian Mudford had a keen tussle for second place, both on 39 points. Watson had a bit of a wobble on holes 2 and 3 but upped his game particularly on the back nine which included a gross birdie on the 16th which meant he came second on countback while Mudford who also gross birdied the 16th came 3rd, consoling himself with a 1 under gross round.
In the second individual stableford visitors Ryan Entwistle, 36 points, and Michael Griffiths 35 points, finished 1st and 3rd while David Lyon, also 35 points took silver on countback, after a steady solid round playing 1 over gross to keep the home flag flying.