Double for Toft at Stoke Rochford GC Ladies’ Open

Stoke Rochford ladies' captain Pauline Haggerty with winner Louise Bradley EMN-170613-112043002
Stoke Rochford ladies' captain Pauline Haggerty with winner Louise Bradley EMN-170613-112043002
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A very successful ladies’ open was held at Stoke Rochford Golf Club earlier this month, contested by 60 ladies from 16 different clubs.

Louise Bradley (Toft) won the morning 18-hole medal with a nett score of 63, eight shots clear of runner-up Liz Moses (Belton Woods) who took second spot from her clubmate Julie White (also nett 71).

Alison Ravenhill (Toft) was fourth with nett 72, while Stoke’s Hattie Dow was a shot back in fifth.

The best gross round prize went to Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) with a 78.

Toft completed a double when Louise Bradley and Mairead Scott won the afternoon foursomes, played over 16 holes, with 35 points.

They finished four clear of runners-up Andrea Stockdale and Sue Penfold (Sherwood Forest), with Dorne Werner (Stoke Rochford) and Michelle York (Luffenham Heath) third with 28.

* Ladies’ competition winners –

Bursnall Cup: Jean Hough (39pts). May Medal: Mags McArthur (nett 69). LGU Coronation Foursomes: Sheila Dugmore/Elaine Kirby 38pts. Ping Qualifier: Dorne Werner/Phillippa Smith 40pts.

* Having played five away matches this season, Stoke Seniors have halved four of them after their latest trip to Sleaford.

SLEAFORD SENIORS 4 STOKE ROCHFORD 4

Scores: Graham Manton/Glyn Staines won 1-up; Steve Major/Alan Jessop won 1-up; Trevor Harvey/Chris Woof won 2 and 1; Phil White/Ken Taylor lost 1-down; Don Werner/Tim Haward lost 3 and 2; Cliff Mills/Mike Nixon halved; Greg Ewart/Mike Dickinson lost 4 and 2; Roger Nicholls/Barry Coop halved.

* But the seniors maintained their 100 per cent recrd at home with their fifth win, this time over Newark.

STOKE ROCHFORD 5.5 NEWARK 2.5

Scores: Jim Price/Mike Thornton won 5 and 4; Tim Haward/Steve Major won 2 and 1; Graham Manton/Ken Taylor lost 3 and 2; Cliff Mills/Brian Keightley lost 2-down; Mike Dickinson/Mick Rance won 2 and 1; Phil Hewes/MIke Nixon won 3 and 1; Eddie Malloy/Barry Gaunt won 5 and 3; Ray Beal/Greg Ewart halved.