By Richard Jackman
IN Division 1at Lyme Regis Golf Club, Jim Allan and Mike Mudford were inseparable on 40 points as both had 19 points on the back nine in the monthly stableford.
However, countback is an exacting system and spurred by the four-point birdie on the 15th. Allan took a worthy first position, with Mudford a very creditable second as both had the best score of the day.
In the absence of son Samuel, Peter Beviss finished a very creditable third on 39, scoring 21 points on the back nine.
Division 2 was won outright by Paul Bowler on 39 points, after a spectacular opening salvo of 13 points on the first four holes. Les Bounds had five holes of 3-pointers in his front nine but was still able to take second place on countback after Rod McNab had a glittering end to his front nine, but fell away on the last nine.
The mixed stableford was won by Mark Thirlwell who had a storming front nine amassing 23 points with an unbeatable total of 43. Mike Mudford took his second silver of the week as he plundered 22 points on the front nine in scoring 37, while James Phillips warmed up for the weekend’s scratch competition with 36 points.
The ladies bogey competition, the Par Cup, was a close run thing as Caroline Baker just beat Cyndy Mudford on countback both with nett 0. Both played some good steady golf through 18 holes, and for the second week running Di Smith was on the podium finishing third with -2.
The nine-hole competition is gathering momentum and this week Ann Broome ran out the winner with 16 points with Karen Buchanan-Harlow 2nd on 15 and Jean Moss in 3rd on 14.
The scratch team narrowly lost to Ashley Wood in the semi final of the Stokes Salver, but are keenly looking forward to their Beckford Bowl semi-final against Barton-on-Sea on Saturday.