A very successful ladies’ open was held at Stoke Rochford Golf Club earlier this month, contested by 60 ladies from 16 different clubs.
Louise Bradley (Toft) won the morning 18-hole medal with a nett score of 63, eight shots clear of runner-up Liz Moses (Belton Woods) who took second spot from her clubmate Julie White (also nett 71).
Alison Ravenhill (Toft) was fourth with nett 72, while Stoke’s Hattie Dow was a shot back in fifth.
The best gross round prize went to Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) with a 78.
Toft completed a double when Louise Bradley and Mairead Scott won the afternoon foursomes, played over 16 holes, with 35 points.
They finished four clear of runners-up Andrea Stockdale and Sue Penfold (Sherwood Forest), with Dorne Werner (Stoke Rochford) and Michelle York (Luffenham Heath) third with 28.
* Ladies’ competition winners –
Bursnall Cup: Jean Hough (39pts). May Medal: Mags McArthur (nett 69). LGU Coronation Foursomes: Sheila Dugmore/Elaine Kirby 38pts. Ping Qualifier: Dorne Werner/Phillippa Smith 40pts.
* Having played five away matches this season, Stoke Seniors have halved four of them after their latest trip to Sleaford.
SLEAFORD SENIORS 4 STOKE ROCHFORD 4
Scores: Graham Manton/Glyn Staines won 1-up; Steve Major/Alan Jessop won 1-up; Trevor Harvey/Chris Woof won 2 and 1; Phil White/Ken Taylor lost 1-down; Don Werner/Tim Haward lost 3 and 2; Cliff Mills/Mike Nixon halved; Greg Ewart/Mike Dickinson lost 4 and 2; Roger Nicholls/Barry Coop halved.
* But the seniors maintained their 100 per cent recrd at home with their fifth win, this time over Newark.
STOKE ROCHFORD 5.5 NEWARK 2.5
Scores: Jim Price/Mike Thornton won 5 and 4; Tim Haward/Steve Major won 2 and 1; Graham Manton/Ken Taylor lost 3 and 2; Cliff Mills/Brian Keightley lost 2-down; Mike Dickinson/Mick Rance won 2 and 1; Phil Hewes/MIke Nixon won 3 and 1; Eddie Malloy/Barry Gaunt won 5 and 3; Ray Beal/Greg Ewart halved.