Finch and Lock fight it out in Lyme club championship

David Fidge (left) and tournament organiser Andy West after wining the club championship at Lyme

THE seniors at Lyme Regis Golf Club finished their club championship with more distance between rounds one and two than normal.

In the gross championship the scores were so tight at the top there needed to be a play off after David Fidge and David Lock both finished on 158, with Nick Sargent third on 160.

In the four hole play-off (holes 1,2, 8 & 9) Fidge started well with a par on the first hole, to go one ahead and after both parred the second hole, Fidge hit a superb shot to the par-3 eighth but the ball ran on leaving him a tricky downhill putt which resulted in a three putt so back to all square.

Robert Horne left getting his ‘elbowed’ congratulations from club chairman John Coley (right)

Lock hit a great shot to the throat of the green while Fidge went into the bunker and his shot out gave him a long putt which he rattled towards the hole and hit the pin, leaving him a simple tap in for par, while Lock also secured his. This meant a sudden death play-off which Fidge won with a par 4 on the first hole, while Lock could only manage a bogey 5.

In the nett competition the results were equally tight, but despite taking an 8 on the last hole Robert Horne secured victory with 143, a shot ahead of Nick Sargent, who took second on countback from David Lock.



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