Heath foursomes joy for Wayne and Hugo
PUBLISHED: 10:57 21 September 2006 | UPDATED: 14:49 12 May 2010
WAYNE Hunt and Hugo Christie won the Golf Foundation Adult/Junior foursomes event at Royston Golf Club on Sunday. Receiving 12 shots from their combined handicaps, the pair played some steady golf to amass 40 points. It was however, the back nine of 20
WAYNE Hunt and Hugo Christie won the Golf Foundation Adult/Junior foursomes event at Royston Golf Club on Sunday.
Receiving 12 shots from their combined handicaps, the pair played some steady golf to amass 40 points.
It was however, the back nine of 20 points which was to be pivotal in their success as the countback rule was required to separate the top three pairs.
Daniel Smith and Alastair Horwood took second spot from Lauren Hunt and Robin Christie.
The juniors at Royston narrowly lost to Cambridge Golf Club recently, in the semi-final of the County Plate.
Tom Smith and Greg Fyson had a close match, eventually winning 2up.
Henry James, making his debut and partnered by James Smith in the greensomes format, started nervously and although they played some good golf on the back nine it was not enough and they lost 4 & 3.
The match hinged on the last pairing of Adam McKenzie and Matthew Barrett, which resulted in a missed two metre putt on the last green for a one hole loss for the Royston pair.
Club member, Colin Copeland and his guest, Ian Huckle won the Mens Invitation on Saturday, scoring 43 points in the fourball betterball event.
Second place went to club captain, David Drake and his partner, Roger Gould with 42 points.
Malcolm Haynes and Richard Mitchell took third spot with 41 points.
Adam Dyer and Ian Rumbold had the best front nine and their playing partners Phil Neep and Brian Saunders took the back nine prizes.
Rod Kennedy won the Tom Hyde trophy on Wednesday with 39 points, ahead of Colin Brown, who finished with 36.
On the same day, Gary Fortune won the midweek golfers stableford on countback from John Perkins.
Both players finished with 37 points, four ahead of the rest of the field.
The men's fourball stableford, played on Sunday morning, produced some excellent scores.
It was Gary Hainsworth and Adam Woods who pipped Colin Saban and Nick Scott on countback after both pairs had finished with 45 points.
Third place went to Colin Clark and Darren Dawson with 43.
Debbie Pitfield won the ladies September medal, finishing two shots ahead of Carolyn Devaney.
Shirley Bradshaw took third spot on countback from Bridget Long.