Market Rasen Golf: Hunter tracks down President’s Day prize

Grant Hinchliffe, (left) and Mike Perry (right) with debutants Daisy Marshall, and Millie Perry EMN-160508-115054002

Grant Hinchliffe, (left) and Mike Perry (right) with debutants Daisy Marshall, and Millie Perry EMN-160508-115054002

0
Have your say

The popular President’s Day alongside two mixed competitions and a men’s foursome have made for a busy programme at Market Rasen Golf Club.

In the men’s stableford competition on President’s Day, Tony Hunter walked away with the salver after posting a superb score of 41 points.

Presidents Day winners, from left, Ann Todd, Kim Robinson, Tilly Lawrence, club president Richard Holmes, Chris Bean and Eddie Dunn EMN-160508-115116002

Presidents Day winners, from left, Ann Todd, Kim Robinson, Tilly Lawrence, club president Richard Holmes, Chris Bean and Eddie Dunn EMN-160508-115116002

He finished one ahead of runner-up Steve Crompton, with Steve White (39pts) edging ahead of Mark Briggs (38pts) and Neil Bridgwater (37pts).

The best senior (age 65-plus) was past captain Eddie Dunn who finally found his game to card a creditable 37 points, while Charlie Elliott was leading junior with 33 points, and Matt Cooksey claimed the nearest the pin prize on the 18th.

Chris Bean scored a hole-in-one on the par three 12th hole while competing in the ladies’ stableford.

But the massive five points this shot earned was not enough to bring her into the prizes.

Banovallum winners, from left, men's captain Les Brumpton with Kim Robinson and Colin Law. EMN-160508-115105002

Banovallum winners, from left, men's captain Les Brumpton with Kim Robinson and Colin Law. EMN-160508-115105002

Tilly Lawrence won the salver with an excellent 38 points, three clear of runner-up Kim Robinson, while past captain Ann Todd was third with 32, Sue Borthwick won the nearest-the-pin prize.

* The Mixed Greensome Medal Banovallum Bowl saw the debut of two junior girls – eight-year-old Daisy Marshall, playing with junior section organiser Grant Hinchliffe, and 11-year-old Millie Perry playing with her Dad Mike.

Daisy earned her first prize money by sinking a 10ft putt on the fifth hole to score a two in the sweep.

The eventual winners were acting general manager Kim Robinson and board chairman Colin Law with a well-crafted nett 64, just over a shot ahead of father and daughter combo Paul and Jade Baker.

Market Rasen GC president Richard Holmes (left) presents the Oldroyd Cup to Jane Salt and John Boulton EMN-160508-115043002

Market Rasen GC president Richard Holmes (left) presents the Oldroyd Cup to Jane Salt and John Boulton EMN-160508-115043002

Colin and Chris Bean won best gross prize with a round of 82.

* The Oldroyd Cup, played in the same format, was a much closer affair with just 0.4 of a shot separating the top three.

John Boulton and Jane Salt won with nett 63.0, just 0.2 ahead of men’s vice-captain Gaff Elliott with his wife Liz.

Only 0.2 behind them were Steve Hewish and Tilly Lawrence who took the best gross score prize with a round of 75.

* A total of 31 men’s pairs competed for the Carter Cup in a foursome medal.

The two leading pairs had to be separated on a back nine countback with Hatrel Dhindsa and Eric Winder pipping John Chapman and new member Steve Conway to the trophy with nett 70.5.

The best gross scores was Paul Baker and Simon Desay’s well-earned round of 80.