Pair successful in defending foursomes title

PUBLISHED: 10:55 28 September 2006 | UPDATED: 14:50 12 May 2010

ROYSTON Golf Club s Jon Osler and Stuart Phillips successfully defended the CAGU Ron Freeman Foursomes trophy at Newmarket Golf Club on Friday. The scratch knockout foursomes event is played over the summer months and the Royston pair were a class above

ROYSTON Golf Club's Jon Osler and Stuart Phillips successfully defended the CAGU Ron Freeman Foursomes trophy at Newmarket Golf Club on Friday.

The scratch knockout foursomes event is played over the summer months and the Royston pair were a class above their opponents, from the host club and were seven up after 11 holes.

A mistake in club selection at the short 12th, led to their only loss, but they soon made amends by winning the 13th and closing out the match 6 & 5.

- New member Emma Logan won the ladies stableford on Saturday.

Her 38 points has already seen her handicap reduced from 22 to 20 and the highlight of her round was a birdie two at the notoriously difficult fifth hole.

Sue Leadbeater took the runners-up spot, just ahead of Alice Lewis.

- Ray Sammons took the honours from playing partner Alan Saunders in the Medal played over The Heath course on Saturday.

Both players finished with nett 67s from their 11 handicaps, but Sammons took first place, by virtue of a better back nine, which has sealed his place in the Medal Winners' final in October.

A trio of players tied for third place, Jon Osler (75-4=71), James Kidd (74-3=71) and Ben Geldart (75-4=71).

- Gusting winds made for difficult playing conditions in the Thursday Medal, which was reflected in the scoring. Steve De Fraine managed to pip Ben Geldart for the winners spot, recording a nett 74 from his 13 handicap.

- The men's fourball stableford was played in glorious weather on Sunday and the scoring was nearly as hot, too.

Past captain Barry Rouse and Steve Rogers were victorious, amassing 45 points.

Back-to-back birdies at the 16th and 17th holes by Rogers, ensured their one point victory from the pairing of Richard Howorth and Barry Mardell. Ted Prestbury and Colin Clark took third spot on countback from Mick Joyner and Frank Calvert. Both pairs finished with 43.

- Club champion, Oli Bance is joined by county player Stuart Phillips and one handicapper, Mark Rogers, in representing Royston in the CAGU Inter Club Scratch Team Trophy at Newmarket Golf Club this Sunday.

Bance has had a wonderful year and victory in the event would be a great boost ahead of his trip with junior colleagues Chris Trimble and Marcus Shipley to Woodhall Spa, representing CAGU for the national finals.

- Played over the Essex and Cambridgeshire courses at Heydon Grange, 19 players faced a stiff challenge in the two-day Heydon Masters stroke play competition for golfers with 12 handicaps and under.

After the first day Kevin Power (12) and Paul Crawford (9) led the field with net 70 scores; followed by last year's winner Paul Chamberlain (9) on 72 and the club champion Ian Brushett (4) on 75.

Power and Crawford continued their good form on the second day by both carding a combined net 145, too good for the rest of the field, and forcing the match into a four-hole play-off.

All even going into the fourth, it was Crawford's 6ft pressure putt that snatched victory and the trophy for the first time.

Third place went to Chamberlain and Heydon Grange newcomer Bruce Kempton (11) with a net 147

In a separate competition for those above 12 handicap, it was Steve Miller (13) who ran away with the Three Counties Plate title by amassing 41 points.

Second was Barry Carter (18) with 38 points; closely followed by Paul Scott (14) with 37 points.

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