Melton Golf Club: Mail on Sunday tie produces play-off drama at Scraptoft

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Melton Golf Club’s men’s Mail on Sunday team battled hard in a close-fought first round match at Scraptoft.

In murky conditions the match sat all square after the first four games as Oliver Duley and Mick Wilson both won their matches.

Last man Mezz Watchorn halved his match to take the tie into a sudden death play-off which was sadly lost on the first extra hole.

Club captain Brendan Boyce praised the team for their quality of golf and the close tussle.

* The fifth round of the Autumn Trophy was played as a progressive am-am and won by Dan Bailey, Bobby Barnes, Neil Farish and Yvette Joyce with 99 points.

Chris Radford, Andy Westwood, Andy Blunt and David Hirst were second with 95, and Mezz Watchorn, Haydn Snow with Jonathan Wade were third, four points further adrift. Nearest the pin prize went to Bob Luke.

Mezz Watchorn leads the overall trophy series by two points, but with one round remaining any one of the top seven could still be the eventual winner.

* Melton members played a Canadian Foursomes on Valentine’s Day.

Despite the inclement weather, the course, and the greens in particular, had stood up well to the recent winter conditions.

Julian Kisiel and Neil Farish won on countback from father and son Andy and Josh Blunt after both teams shot a nett 61.

Dougie Bryce and Mark Pedge took third place with a 65. Only one team shot a two, Guy Rayson and Jack Inguanta.

* The ladies have been playing a series of nine-hole winter competitions.

Julia Brown, Dorothy Jaggers and Bettyne Norton won the Yellow Ball Stableford from runners-up Cheryl Osborne, Margaret Samways and Karen Middleton.

The Singles Stableford attracted 20 entrants with Diane Orson (17 points) taking first spot, three clear of second-placed Chris Cook.

With just six weeks left, the Ladies’ Winter League is neck-and-neck between Drina Terzza and Karen Middleton who have accumulated the same number of points.

* Senior captain Haydn Snow and his wife, ladies’ vice-captain Liz Snow, won the latest Monday Morning Mingles with a nett score of 35.6.

John Squires and Bettyne Norton took second place with nett 39.0, and Alan and Drina Terzza came third (nett 41.6). The best fourball of the day was Bob Luke, Chris Cook, with Haydn and Liz Snow (combined nett 79.0).

* The well-attended annual presentation lunch of the ladies’ section, saw the 2014 competition prizes handed out by last year’s lady captain Dorothy Jaggers.

The Ladies’ annual meeting followed during which £2,000, raised during Dorothy’s term of office, was presented to John Nowell, of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.