Dad takes on son in the 2022 Lyme Regis Golf Cub Championship

Championship winner Steve Mudford with the Nett winner Tristan Wakeley

LAST weekend saw the annual Lyme Regis Golf Club championship over 36 holes in a two-day event. The weather gods held out after thunderstorms were forecast, the winds made the course tricky and 67 men competed for the William (gross trophy) and Welling’s (nett trophy).

The first day saw some tough conditions and the scoring reflected the high winds and quick greens.

Joint leaders James Newcombe and Zac Mudford were leading day one with a gross of 77 followed Steve Mudford on 78. The top seeded three played in the final group on the second round.

It was close all the way, even coming up the 18th Zac had a birdie putt to make it a three-way play off. Steve Mudford had a 75 gross, James Newcombe 76 and Zac Mudford 76.

A hole-hole play-off  commenced on holes 1,2,8 and 9. The excitement buzzed on the patio with 40 fellow competitors and members all taking to the course and following the play-off. After four holes both father and son were one under leaving James no longer in the running. For a second time they returned to the first hole to then play sudden death. It came to an end on the sixth extra hole as Steve pitched on the green with Zac runnin gover the back.

Steve Mudford said: “The course is in amazing condition. I’ve played at Lyme for 35 years and it’s never been so good.  Zac gave me a hard battle. He’s only 15 so he’s got lots of chances yet to come.”

Whilst Steve returns to his day job, Zac now goes on to compete throughout July in South West Boys Week at East Devon Golf Club and the Macgregor Trophy England Event at Sherwood Forest.

The Nett winner was Tristan Wakeley with a 78 + 78 = 156 nett 142

Steve Mudford (handicap 0) 78 + 75 = 153

James Newcombe (handicap 3) 77 + 76 = 153

Zac Mudford (handicap 1) 77 +76 = 153

Tristan Wakeley (handicap 7)  78(71) + 78(71) – 156(142)

Mark Colley (handicap 15) 85(70) + 89(74) – 174(144)

Roddy Donaghy (handicap 5) 79(74) + 77(72) – 156 (146)


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