Stoke Rochford Golf: Hallams land Mixed Open title

Mixed Open winners Steve and Penny Hallam with the Bill Roope Cup EMN-180828-150331002
Mixed Open winners Steve and Penny Hallam with the Bill Roope Cup EMN-180828-150331002
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A field of 152 visitors and members took part in the Mixed Open at Stoke Rochford GC on August Bank holiday Monday.

The betterball stableford was held in blustery conditions, as 16 pairs scored 40 points and over as they competed for the Bill Roope Cup.

Penny and Craig Hallam won the day with 44 points, just one ahead of runners-up Rina Ozolins and Paul Knapp.

Results: 1 Penny Hallam/Craig Hallam 44pts, 2 Rina Ozolins (Newark GC)/Paul Knapp 43pts, 3 Jane Hutchinson/David Doig (both Bondhay GC) 42pts, 4 Wendy Kerry/David Kerry (Ruddington Grange GC) 42pts, 5 Cate Cullington/Steve Cullington 42pts, 6 Peggy Hales/Greg Boni (both Louth GC) 41pts. Nearest the pin (ladies): Penny Hallam, (men): Adam Footitt.

* Stoke Seniors made it nine home matches without defeat against North Luffenham.

But it was followed by another narrow defeat at Newark where two wins and three halves were not quite enough.

STOKE ROCHFORD SENIORS 6.5 LUFFENHAM HEATH 1.5

Scores: Brian White/Brian Keightley won 2 and 1, Darrell Knight/Graham Manton won 4 and 3, Jim Price/Ken Taylor won 3 and 2, David Hamilton/Phil White won 4 and 2, Mike Nixon/Mick Rance won 1-up, Mike Thornton/Charles Donnison halved, Cliff Mills/Ray Beal lost 4 and 2, Mike Dickinson/Roger Green won 2-up.

NEWARK SENIORS 4.5 STOKE 3.5

Scores: Brian White/Barry Mitchell halved, Brian Ayto/Mike Dickinson won 1-up, Mike Thornton/Ernie Armstrong lost 4 and 2, Ray Beal/Eddie Malloy lost 1-down, Cliff Mills/Adrian Stannard lost 2 and 1, Barry Coop/Keith Dugmore halved, Phil Hewes/Roger Green won 4 and 3, David Hamilton/Mick Rance halved.