Melton Golf Club: Jack lifts Autumn Trophy with final round win

Chris Radford presents the Autumn Trophy to Jack Inguanta EMN-170314-152004002
Chris Radford presents the Autumn Trophy to Jack Inguanta EMN-170314-152004002

Last year’s Melton Mowbray Golf Club captain Jack Inguanta lifted the Autumn Trophy after the final round went ahead on Sunday.

The shotgun start six-round series had been a close contest all season with four players in the running to bag the trophy.

The final round was played as a pairs event to open up the points on offer and keep the result unpredictable, and was won by Inguanta and Mark Lewis. Runners-up were Billy Kevan with Gary Kitchen, and third spot went to Jonathan Wade and last year’s winner Anthony Halls.

JP O’Reilly won the nearest-the-pin competition.

The results gave Inguanta a combined total of 37 points from his best four scores to finish two points ahead of runner-up Kevin Robertson (35pts), and he was presented with the trophy by Chris Radford.

Competition organiser Chris Radford and Dave Timbrell tied for third place with 34 points.

* Karen Middleton and Leah Radford represented Melton GC in the first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes on Sunday.

Having qualified by winning the club competition last year, the pair were drawn at home to Stoke Rochford.

Conditions were far from perfect, but Karen and Leah won 6 and 5 and now wait to hear who their opponents will be in the next round.

* The last Monday Morning Mingles contest before next week’s grand final was played.

With several couples still in contention for the Mingles title, the league table is being kept secret until after the final game.

Bob and Pate Barnes were the latest winners with nett 35.8, clear of Phil Millward and Sandie Normanton in second spot with nett 37.2.

Owen and Chris Cook tied for third place with Denise and John Waldron, both scoring nett 38.0.

The day’s best fourball was Bob and Pat Barnes with Tom Eadon and Liz Clark (combined nett 77.8).

Ladies’ Winter Nine-Hole results –

Individual stableford (Feb 22 and 26): 1 Pat Barnes 18pts, 2 Sally Hudson 14pts on countback.

Foursomes competition (March 1 and 5): 1 Pat Barnes/Sandie Normanton (nett 38.5), 2 Cheryl Osborne/Lindy Dane (nett 39.5).