Lane paves way Captain’s Day win

RICHARD Lane came out on top in Saturday’s Captain’s Day at Royston Golf Club.

He finished with an incredible 44 points in the 18-hole stableford event in which captain Barry Buckerfield welcomed 175 players to take part.

The 10-handicapper played two steady nines of just one over par to secure victory from Paul Hayden by just a single shot. Hayden had a poor start dropping three shots in the first four holes, but recovered with three birdies.

On a day of high scoring, Robin Coles finished third with 42, Martin Pendrick scored 41 and both Charlie Fidler and Tony Funston had 40 points.

The top ladies’ prize went to the captain’s daughter, Sarah. The eight-handicapper scored 37 points to finish three clear of Val Squires and Libby Toby.

Lady captain, Karen Pearson, held her Captain’s Day on Sunday and blessed with good weather, it was Linda Lakey who took the overall prize with 40 points. Alice Lewis finished second in the bronze section, just edging out Sue Bidwell.

Twelve-handicapper Emma Logan won the Silver Division with 38, Squires had 37 and Jenny Jarvis took third spot with 34.

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The best front nine prize was won by Tracey Parsons, while Marjory Humphreys had the best back nine.

Spot prizes were also won by Parsons, Lewis, Denise Moody and Kathy Musgrave.

Meanwhile Peter Mitchell won the Midweek Golfers monthly Stableford on Wednesday with a score of 37 points, edging out Doug Moule on countback, while Ken Ayre took third place.