Lyon roars in club championship

David Lyon left, being presented with the club Championship trophy by club captain Lee Caddy

IN Lyme Regis Golf Club’s championship last year’s winner David Lyon started as he meant to go on by shooting a level par 71 on the first day.

Only two shots behind were Jon Ebdon and Scott Love, both looking in good form. In pole position of the handicap championship were Jon Ebdon, Jason Lindley and Bradley Searle all with nett 70s with half a dozen 71ers snapping at their heels. Lyon had played some solid sensible golf to get into pole position for the next day.

Day two arrived with hopes high amongst several players but in general the course showed its teeth as several players fell by the wayside.

Not so David Lyon who although a shot worse off than day one, still showed his class and determination, as he shot 72 to finish with 143, a score that in the end was plenty good enough to win and hold on for back-to-back club championship wins.

Matt Searle improved on his day one score to finish second on 152 while George Seed finished third on 155 with two steady rounds.

Mike Mudford, left, collects the club handicap trophy on behalf of 11 year old grandson, Zac Mudford

In the handicap trophy day two belonged to 11 year old Zac Mudford who shot the best nett score of the competition with 68 improving by six shots on his first day score. Mudford had played despite going off on holiday, so crammed a lot into the day, but his golf on day two showed a maturity beyond his years as he won the handicap trophy with 142. David Lyon finished second on 143, while Lewis Gibbons held two good rounds together to finish 3rd on 144.

The seniors Ted Ray Putter stableford competition proved tough for many with only three players equalling or bettering par. Keith Gibson and John Coley, playing together, traded blows on each nine and it was down to Gibson’s birdie on the last hole that he beat Coley by one shot – 37 to 36 points. Colin Conn joined the podium to finish third on countback also with an impressive 36 points.

In the ladies Centenary Sword competition Di Harris started with a birdie four-pointer and went on to have an excellent, uncatchable round as she finished strongly to score a brilliant 39 points. Judith Page finished  second with 34 points and but for a blip on the back 9 could have scored much better while Jane Dixon pulled her socks up on the back nine to come in third with 33.

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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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