Steven Mudford is club champion

Club champion Steven Mudford, right, receives his cup from vice captain Arthur Daines.

By Richard Jackman

THE Lyme Regis Golf Club Championship was held over the weekend with several contenders in the running, including defending champion David Lyon.

In round one, Lyon came in with in with a 73, two behind the leader Steven Mudford. Scott Love and Mike Mudford were thired on 78 with a cluster of players in the early 80s.

For round two it was all about keeping one’s nerve, but Steven Mudford had big trouble on the first hole notching up a seven which allowed Lyon to temporarily take control. However this blip meant Mudford re-focussed his attention and he steadily improved to come in with a gross round of 72, meaning he was three under par for the last 17 holes.

Meanwhile Scott Love came in with the best round 2two score of 71. Lyon, so often the master of his destiny, could not produce the goods this time and came in with a 78. This meant that this year’s club champion is Steven Mudford on 143 with Scott Love second on 149 and David Lyon third on 151. Ian Mudford, James Phillips and Mike Mudford all improved on their second rounds and came in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

After round two of the club championships had unfolded, there was a reduced men’s stableford competition won by Lee Caddy on 38 points as he charged round the front front with 22 points. Matt Brotherton just wobbled after the turn, but recovered to get a birdie four-pointer on 16 to finish second on 37 with Bob Shepherd third on 35 after a wonderful start.

After an excellent start but a shaky end to the front nine with two successive blobs, Toby Eeles really upped his game on the back nine, scoring 22 points to win the midweek stableford with 40 points.

Graham Paterson had a good start and with a gross birdie on five looked in good shape, but just fell away a bit on the back nine, but still came second on 37, while Dominic Beardwoodrued two blobs on the back nine as he finished third on 36.

The ladies held a very successful open competition so there was no club competition, but Emma Davies and Ros Clemmans have progressed through to the area finals of the Coronation Foursomes to be held at Weston-Super-Mare.

Club champion Steven Mudford, right, receives his cup from vice captain Arthur Daines.

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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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