Melton Golf Club: Vice-captain pips captain to Wyder Cup

Melton Golf Club vie-captain Jack Inguanta receives the Wyder Cup from club captain Brendan Boyce EMN-151013-184056002
Melton Golf Club vie-captain Jack Inguanta receives the Wyder Cup from club captain Brendan Boyce EMN-151013-184056002
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A field of 32 golfers from Melton Golf Club travelled to Forest Pines, in Lincolnshire, for club captain Brendan Boyce’s away weekend.

Brendan devised the competition format where the players were drawn to play for either the captain or vice-captain Jack Inguanta in a team event over the three days for the Wyder Cup.

Day one was betterball matchplay on the superb greens at Holme Hall, and the captain’s team led 5-3 overnight. The second day, at Forest Pines, was American Foursomes matchplay which again Brendan’s team won 5-3 to open up a 10-6 lead going into the final day singles.

A further nine holes were played at Forest Pines as a Texas scramble competition which was won by the team of Melton’s PGA professional Dan Bailey, Phil Millward, Glenn Price and Jack Inguanta.

Day three at Elsham was individual matchplay and Jack’s team fought back superbly to level the match at 15-all with the last fourball approaching the final green.

Both results went the vice-captain’s way to seal an excellent 17-15 win, leaving Brendan to present him with the Wyder Cup.

The weekend was a great success and raised a tidy sum for The Alzheimer’s Society.

* The latest midweek stableford, played last Thursday, saw all of the top three separated on countback after scoring 34 points.

Chris Vose won from runner-up Rob Grant and third-placed Paul Halford, and Chris shared the two’s sweep with Malcolm Farrow.

* Kieran Foster won Saturday’s medal with a nett 66 and took the best gross of the day with a two-under-par 68.

David Stroud was second with nett 68 and Matt Thomson was a shot further back in third.

Kieran Foster and Ian Solloway shot the day’s only two’s to share the sweep.

* The Monday Morning Mingles began their winter season and have played two rounds to date.

Week one winners were Tom Eadon and Elaine Shelton with a score of nett 34.8, closely followed by David and Janet Bentley (nett 35).

Haydn and Liz Snow were third with nett 37.2, and the best fourball was Dave and Janet Bentley with John Squires and Bettyne Norton which produced a combined nett 76.0

Bob Luke and Cheryl Osborne shot a nett 34.8 to win week two from Sam Wright and Maureen Stapleford (nett 35.6), and John Squires with Bettyne Norton (nett 38) in third.

John and Bettyne were also in the best fourball with Sam and Maureen (nett 73.6).