Melton Golf Club: Radford crowned 2016 lady champion

Melton Golf Club's Ladies' Open winners EMN-160628-125021002
Melton Golf Club's Ladies' Open winners EMN-160628-125021002
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Melton Mowbray Golf Club hosted a successful Ladies’ Open on Friday as a field of 54 played a fourball am-am over 18 holes.

The home team of Kathie Finn, Denise Waldron, Di Orson and Sue Hitchman were clear winners with 75 points, a full 10 points ehead of runners-up Chris Cook and Alison Gatward with Forest Hill golfers Jill Lund and Trina Raftery.

Melton Golf Club ladies champion for 2016, Leah Radford (left) EMN-160628-125809002

Melton Golf Club ladies champion for 2016, Leah Radford (left) EMN-160628-125809002

Karen Middleton, Jean Moulds, Barbara Hamston and Sue Bailey were third on countback, also with 65 points.

* The ladies’ section 36-hole Club Championship took place on Sunday in very wet conditions.

Leah Radford led after the first round with a gross 86, well clear of Sue Hitchman (95).

She maintained this lead through the next round, with a score of 85, to take the trophy with a clear win of 171 gross, from Sue (191).

The best nett score went to Drina Terzza with 157.

Jol Calder Salver results: 1 Leah Radford nett 75, 2 Julia Brown nett 78, 3 Liz Snow nett 81.

* Melton hosted Forest Hill in round two of the County Foursomes and won the match 9-up.

The young pairing of Jake Mogg and Jack Griffin won their game 9-up, while Callum Relf and Oli Duley finished all square.

* There were some excellent scores returned in the Saturday Medal.

Matt Catton won with a very fine nett 64, from runner-up Stephen Draisey (nett 66), who won the Abbotts Senior Trophy, and Kevin Robertson in third with nett 67.

Sam Pollard shot 68 to win the lowest gross prize.

* A tight finish in the midweek stableford saw Sam Pollard take the win on countback from Matt Catton after both scored 36 points.

Garry Taylor finished third two points back.

* Melton’s senior men hosted Park Hill and came out on top by the narrowest of margins.

Al Terzza and George Hoskins’ vital half-point made all the difference in a four-and-a-half to three-and-a-half win.

Melton winners: Haydn Snow/Dennis Dayman; John Squires/Dick Chapman; Tom Eadon/Julian Kisiel; Bob Luke;Ken Dimaline, Al Terzza/George Hoskins halved.