Melton Golf: Magic Monday for husband-and-wife team

Melton Golf Club - Minglers series winners Julia and Terry Brown EMN-150704-162229002
Melton Golf Club - Minglers series winners Julia and Terry Brown EMN-150704-162229002
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The Monday Morning Mingles series drew to a thrilling conclusion with the top five in the overall standings all finishing level on points.

The end-of-season competition took place in brilliant spring sunshine where 36 players took part in an 11-hole shotgun start Texas scramble.

The competition was very closely contested with Tom Eadon, Elaine Shelton, Sam Wright and Maureen Stapleford winning with nett 43.5.

Eddie Cham, Gay Cham, Ron Smith and Ann Evans were second with nett 44.9, and Steve Middleton, Karen Middleton, Geoff Clark and Liz Clark completed the top three on countback with nett 46.8.

The match was followed by a lunch and prize presentation where Mingles organiser and club president Owen Cook presented the prizes for the overall top six pairings.

The series had been played every Monday since the beginning of October and was the closest in more than a decade.

Only one point separated the top six pairs, and the first five places were decided on countback.

Terry and Julia Brown took first prize with 55 points on countback from runners-up Tom Eadon and Elaine Shelton.

Alan and Drina Terzza were third, Bob Luke and Chris Cook were fourth, and Sam Wright and Maureen Stapleford were fifth, all scoring 55 points. Steve and Karen Middleton finished just one point adrift in sixth.

* Drina Terzza and Julia Brown won their Daily Mail Foursomes second round match against Belton Park.

The competition was nip-and-tuck with the first halved hole on the 10th. The Melton ladies left the ninth 1-up, but were back to all-square after the 11th.

Having won the 12th and halved the 13th, Melton pulled away from their opponents, winning the next three holes to take the match 4 and 2.

* The ladies’ Mail on Sunday team met tough opposition from Greetham Valley on Easter Saturday, losing 4-1 with Denise Waldron claiming the consolation. * Denise Waldron and Liz Clark had a resounding win in the Ladies Hi Low Trophy.

Their tally of 31 points was four better than runners-up Drina Terzza and Cheryl Osborne’s score, while Kathie Finn and Alison Gatward scored 26 points to take third place.

* The ladies’ winter aggregate competitions have also been decided.

The nip-and-tuck tussle between Drina Terzza and lady captain Karen Middleton in the Winter League resulted in a win for Karen who finished with 76 points, five clear of her closest rival.

The Silver Winter Eclectic was won by Diane Orson with nett 30.5 with Drina Terzza (nett 32) the runner-up.

The close competition in the bronze Winter Eclectic resulted in Gay Cham (nett 32.75) winning by a mere 0.75 from second-placed Cheryl Osborne.

Drina’s consistent winter finished with a win in the Winter Challenge as she edged out Diane Orson.