Pinner leads in Memorial Trophy
JUNIOR member, Michael Pinner led his team of Mick and Sandra Joyner and Shirley Bradshaw to victory in the 21st Century Memorial Trophy at Royston Golf Club on Saturday. The team accumulated a total score of 118 stableford points and only managed to win
JUNIOR member, Michael Pinner led his team of Mick and Sandra Joyner and Shirley Bradshaw to victory in the 21st Century Memorial Trophy at Royston Golf Club on Saturday.
The team accumulated a total score of 118 stableford points and only managed to win on countback from Geoff Drewery, Dickie New, Mike Stockham and Malcolm Tyrie.
In third place was David and Jane Drake, Mark Bonnett and current club champion, Oli Bance.
Nearest the pin was won by Tracey Parsons and John Fenton. The trophy was commissioned by the club in memorial to past captains who died during the 21st century.
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The money raised this year will be donated to the Garden House Hospice.
Marjory Humphreys and Pam Cowan tied for the Grannies Rose Bowl on Tuesday and must now play off over 18 holes to decide the winner. Their score of 33 points was one better than Libby Toby, who finished third.
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The ladies twilight stableford attracted a large entry on Thursday and an excellent score of 38 points, by Val Squires was just good enough to take the winners prize.
Marjory Humphreys continued her run of form finishing second with 37 points. Lynn Barker took third spot with 34.
Peter Noyce won the Wednesday Trophy, pushing Arthur Fensome and Maurice Conybear into the runners up spot, won the Wednesday trophy.
Noyce's round got off to a fast start and he had 12 points after only four holes and completed the outward nine with 22. Although his inward nine was not as spectacular, his total of 35 was enough to lift the trophy.
Steve de Fraine played under his handicap to win the Gents Thursday Medal with a nett 69, which has now seen his handicap reduced to 13.
Former captain Ken Flint filled the runners up spot with a nett 72 from his 11 handicap.
Gerry Agnew and Gary Noble won the men's fourball on Sunday with 43 points. Securing second place were Adrian Shoebridge and Steve De Fraine. Tied third were the captain, David Drake and Steve Rogers, along with Phil Neep and Gary Hainsworth, and Nick Scott and Gary Fortune.
- Royston's junior team played in the second round of the St Ives Foursomes Cup at Ramsey last week, and after a very tight match, they ran out winners by two matches to one.
Ollie Bance and Chris Trimble were all square coming down the 18th and, with Ramsey's approach shot safely on the green and Trimble running through the back, the advantage was swinging Ramsey's way.
However Bance chipped in for a birdie three and Ramsey's putt lipped out of the hole to give Royston victory.
Thomas Smith and Thomas Clapham had a wobbly start and soon found themselves behind, but battled away to get back into the match only to lose 2 & 1.
Further excitement came in the last match when James Smith and Michael Clapham, having been five up with five to play, were only one up coming down the last hole.
Their approach shot drifted over the green and out of bounds and Ramsey's approach shot ended up in heavy rough.
Smith's re-take of the approach shot and Michael's delicate chip close to the pin proved good enough for Royston to win both the hole and the match.