Golf: Royston’s Ogilvie wins first ever trophy

Steve Ogilvie, left, with Bruce Symes who donated the silver jubilee trophy in 2013 to mark 25 years

Steve Ogilvie, left, with Bruce Symes who donated the silver jubilee trophy in 2013 to mark 25 years of the senior golf section at Royston Golf Club - Credit: Archant

Steven Ogilvie won his first ever golf trophy at Royston Golf Club last week.

Playing in the Midweek Golfers’ stableford and Silver Jubilee Trophy, he amassed 38 points in good conditions to take the spoils. The 28 handicapper excelled on the back nine with 22 points it was all achieved without scoring on the 15th hole.

Senior captain John Kelly, Ray Boddy and Ray Haw finished tied second on 35, but Boddy had the better back nine of 21 to take the runner-up spot.

The Saturday stableford drew a large field in good conditions although the south easterly breeze made scoring a little tricky, but the greens were in excellent condition.

Again it was close at the top with countback required to decide the winner with the ever consistent Richard Howorth just losing out to Darren Messenger, both players tied on 37 points.

Messenger leapt up the order of merit standings, that is headed by Mark Westwood, followed by Alan Evans and Steve Marriott. Tim Moss edged out scratch team players Pete Rutter and Olie Bance on countback again for third place with all three players scoring 36 points.

Sid Seward and Chris Little were victorious in the fourball betterball stableford competition held over the heath course on Sunday. The pair had a three point margin over runners-up Stuart Hunt and Nigel Blake who scored 39 points. Alan Warner and Mick Joyner were third on 38.

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