It's scratch and win at The Heath

PUBLISHED: 13:46 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:44 12 May 2010

Oli Bance teamed up with Chris Trimble

Oli Bance teamed up with Chris Trimble

ROYSTON Golf Club s scratch team recorded a huge victory in the second round of the Goddard Cup against Ramsey on The Heath on Saturday. Led by captain Robert Clark they won convincingly by 11 matches to one. Stuart Phillips and Mark Rogers won the open

ROYSTON Golf Club's scratch team recorded a huge victory in the second round of the Goddard Cup against Ramsey on The Heath on Saturday.

Led by captain Robert Clark they won convincingly by 11 matches to one.

Stuart Phillips and Mark Rogers won the opening foursomes 7 & 6, a score that was matched by Clark and his partner, Tom Greenaway.

Paul Thomson and Ben Geldart won 4 & 3 and the final pair of Adam Woods and Chris Trimble won one-up

The afternoon singles was won by seven matches to one, with the largest margin being recorded by Mark Rogers, who won on the 11th green.

Royston now face either Newmarket or St Neots in the semi final.

Oli Bance won the Vernon Putting Cup on Saturday, beating former club champion, Stuart Phillips in the final.

This hotly contested competition is enjoyed by players of all ages and as has been the trend over the last few years, a junior has won.

The Saturday Medal was won by Chris Little with a nett 71 from his seven handicap.

Marcus Shipley finished second, with Jon Osler pipping Mark Hill for third spot on countback.

Countback was also required to separate the top three pairs in Sunday's Fourball Betterball Stableford.

Gary Hainsworth and Phil Neep had a better back nine of 22 points to take the spoils. Second were Alf Sheehan and Charlie Winter, who pushed Clive Middlemass and Trevor Deards into third place.

Royston travelled to Bishop's Stortford on Saturday for their annual mixed match, which resulted in a win for Royston 3.5 to 2.5.

Ian Osler and Joan Buckerfield, Barry Buckerfield and Sue Leadbeater and David Caunce and Marjory Humphreys all recorded wins, with the crucial halve being obtained by Adrian Shoebridge and Kath Caunce in the last match.

The junior team, led by captain Oli Bance lost narrowly at Old Nene on Saturday by seven matches to five.

There was more success for Bance as he teamed up with Chris Trimble as emerged as winners at the Hertfordshire Schools Team Championships on Monday Jun 19 at Letchworth Golf Club.

Trimble (pictured left), playing off a five handicap, and Bance (three handicap) racked up 45 stableford points, to record a comfortable four-point win.

The pair formed part of a six-man team from Meridian School and, along with Chris' brother, Tom they will now go on to the National Schools Team Championships at Clitheroe, Lancashire on August 9.

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