Duo flying high to lift Spitfire Salver

PUBLISHED: 11:42 12 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:50 12 May 2010

Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, left, and Sean Saward with the Spitfire Salver

Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, left, and Sean Saward with the Spitfire Salver

GUSTING winds made for challenging golf in the Spitfire Salver at Heydon Grange. Played over the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire course this pairs, stableford, competition off 3/8 handicap saw no players coming fully to terms with the conditions. At t

GUSTING winds made for challenging golf in the Spitfire Salver at Heydon Grange.

Played over the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire course this pairs, stableford, competition off 3/8 handicap saw no players coming fully to terms with the conditions.

At the half way stage, club captain Malcolm Knobel-Forbes (12) and Sean Saward (8) led the field with 18 points; closely followed by Graham Handscombe (16) and Mike Barker (12) on 17.

However, Handscombe and Barker were unable to make any impression on Knobel-Forbes and Saward over the final nine as the pair extended their lead to finish with 34 points to Handscombe and Barker's 31.

They were closely followed by David Jolley (9) and Steve King (22) with who finished in third place with 30 points.

- Colin Clark and his partner Ted Prestbury won Royston's Men's Fourball Stableford on Sunday morning. With the greens running true and favourable weather conditions, high scoring was predicted and Clark and Prestbury did not disappoint.

Their 45 points was just enough to stay ahead of runners up David Chamberlain and Mark Smith, who scored 44 points, 25 of which were on the back nine.

The countback rule was required to decide third place, and Steve De Fraine and Bert Burns took the honours ahead of Warwick Raymen and Adrian Shoebridge, and Darren Dawson and Gary Fortune.

n Graham West was the toast of the midweek golfers as he won the stableford on Wednesday with an impressive 40 points, which has seen his 15 handicap reduced by a shot.

Runners up were Keith Wood and Maurice Conybear with 39 points.

Wood took second place on the countback rule outscoring Conybear on the back nine with 23 points.

Doug Moule continued his rich vein of form by finishing fourth with 38 points.


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