Melton Golf Club: Ladies through in Mail on Sunday knockout

Club captain Brendan Boyce hands over the Autumn Trophy to Mezz Watchorn EMN-150303-165258002

Club captain Brendan Boyce hands over the Autumn Trophy to Mezz Watchorn EMN-150303-165258002

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Melton Golf Club’s ladies made it through to the Mail on Sunday team competition with a fine win at Charnwood Forest on Saturday.

The team of Drina Terzza, Julia Brown, Denise Waldron, Elaine Shelton and Leah Radford travelled across Leicestershire for the second round tie.

The match started in the rain before strong winds set in to hamper the later stages of the round. The team fought hard in a nip-and-tuck match which stood all square at 2-2 when last player out, Leah Radford left the 17th hole leading 1-up.

Missing the green with her second shot to the 18th, Leah left herself a tricky chip onto the green while her opponent was close to the pin in three. But Leah sank her putt to secure her par and an overall 3-2 win.

* In one of the closest finishes in recent years, Mezz Watchorn won the Autumn Trophy by a single point.

Mezz finished with 35 points, earned from his best four scores out of six, to pip runner-up Haydn Snow and third-placed Matt Thomson.

The series win could have gone to any one of seven players going into Sunday’s final round which was played as a 50:50 format of stableford and medal.

Anthony Halls and Chris Vose won round six with a score of 14, one ahead of Haydn Snow and Andrew Standeven, with Neil Eaves and Dick Chapman (16) third on countback. Nearest the pin on the 14th hole was Andy Westwood.

* Last week’s ladies’ nine-hole medal was won by Liz Clark with a nett 34.5 from Di Orson who scored nett 36.

The Winter League medal was won by Di Orson with runner-up Maureen Stapleford pushing lady captain Karen Middleton into third on countback.

Karen leads the league with 60 points, six clear of second-placed Drina Terzza with only the March competitions to play.

* Last week’s Monday Morning Mingles was played in mixed weather and won by Steve and Karen Middleton with nett 34.6.

Two teams shared second place with nett 38.6 – Haydn and Liz Snow, and Ron Smith with Ann Evans – while John Squires and Bettyne Norton were close behind on nett 39.0

The best fourball was Steve and Karen Middleton with Eddie and Gay Cham (nett 74.4).

* The scores reflected the good conditions at Saturday’s fourball Texas scramble.

Chris Boulter, Steve Goddard, Mezz Watchorn and Guy Rayson won with a nett score of 58.7. They were well clear of runners-up Tony Petersen, Ian Plant, Steve Middleton and Rob Allen whose nett 61.2 was just 0.1 ahead of third-placed Mark Pedge, Jack Inguanta, Mick Wilson and Brian Haines.