Melton Golf Club: Catton returns to form with medal win

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Matt Catton had a return to his 2014 form this week and took advantage of the superb course condition at Melton Golf Club to win the midweek medal.

Matt shot a storming nett 63 to finish six clear of Sam Pollard who took second place on countback from Tim Mortimer.

Sam also shot the best gross of 72, but didn’t get a share of the twos sweep which was won by Matt Catton, Leigh Butler, Oliver Duley, Neil Farish, Andy Blunt and Matt Thompson.

* Junior member Jake Mogg’s score in the Ludlow Bowl Trophy competition wasn’t dampened by the heavy rain on Saturday morning as he returned with a +4 score in the bogey/par format.

He won the trophy on countback from John Harvey. Sam Pollard was once again in the placings, taking third position with +3, continuing his good form after winning the Pork Pie Open the previous week. Sam and Callum Relf scored the days only two’s.

The Compton Cup, played for by 21 to 28 handicaps, was won by Gary Kitchen with a tremendous +5 result.

Second-placed Nick Baines had finished 1-down, while Pat Lee was close behind, 2-down on the course.

* The men’s Winter Betterball Knockout was finally decided last week after delays for illness and holidays.

Brian Cole and Ian Solloway beat Alan Newton and Billy Kevan in the matchplay final.

The losing semi-finalists were Gerry Stephens with partner Bob Luke, and Jack Inguanta with Dougie Bryce.

* The midweek stableford, played last Thursday, saw six-handicapper Mick Wilson beat Don Povey on countback for top spot with 41 points.

Alex Fairbrother was third on 38 points.

Two’s sweep: Steve Riley, Vince King, Mick Wilson, Scott Cartwright, Sam Pollard, David Poolan, Neil Farish, Mick Peaker.

* Dorothy Jaggers won Division One of the ladies’ June medal last week with a score of nett 73.

She took the spoils on countback from Diane Orson with both ladies in good form.

The Division Two winner was Ann Creed with a round of nett 81, two shots better off than runner-up Liz Clark.

* The men’s scratch league team continued their good form in the county league.

They extended their 100 per cent winning record with an 8-0 home win against Forest Hill last Thursday.

Team captain Pete Poolan was delighted with the team’s recent performance and good form.