Clifton's last-hole birdie lands title
TREVOR Clifton repeated last year s trick of a birdie on the last hole to win the Captain s Shootout at Heydon Grange. The Shootout which is based on the original US PGA Cannon Shoot Out sees the club s top 10 ranked players compete, with elimination leav
TREVOR Clifton repeated last year's trick of a birdie on the last hole to win the Captain's Shootout at Heydon Grange.
The Shootout which is based on the original US PGA Cannon Shoot Out sees the club's top 10 ranked players compete, with elimination leaving just two to battle it out in the final.
On the seventh hole current champion Steve Miller fell victim to a poor tee shot leaving Clifton, David Jolley, and Mark Lewis to play the short par 3 eighth.
Lewis missed the green to the left, and while Jolley and Clifton also missed, it was to the right, and with more green to work with, both managed to get up and down.
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Jolley at this point had played the best golf of the day, but Clifton hit a 5-wood down wind on the par 5 and a 4-iron to a few yards in front of the green.
Jolley's third shot finished 18ft left of the flag but his birdie putt for the first time in the round came up short, and Clifton had a simple four-footer to win.
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The Ladies Mercedes Challenge ended with two players equal on points, as Elaine Knoble-Forbes and Gloria Carse tied on 34.
However, Carse won on countback. Both qualified for the Hertfordshire Mercedes Final which takes place in September.
ROLLING back the years, Mick Joyner claimed Royston Golf Club's Adamson China Cup.
The 36-hole competition has been running since 1898, and Joyner, who was one of the oldest players in the competition, showed his experience with 80 net 67 to lead the morning field.
Joyner repeated his score in the afternoon, closing with net 134.
Mark Rogers finished runner-up with net 140, ahead of Adrian Shoebridge in third place, who finished with net 142.
The club's junior medal was won by Oliver Pemberton with 78 net 63, with Jordan Hardwidge just pipping Jonathon Windle into second place on countback.
The midweek medal was claimed by Steve de Fraine with a brilliant 74 net 64, while Jason Nolan won the Sunday Stableford with 35 points off his six handicap.
But there was disapointment for the senior team as they crashed to defeat against Girton.
They bounced back when they saw off the challenge of Great Hadham.