Market Rasen golfers net top 10 spots at Lincolnshire Poacher

Lincolnshire Poacher winner Steve Brattan (middle) with the LUGC president Jim Lammin (left) and Market Rasen men's captain Guy Hardcastle EMN-150720-131911002
Lincolnshire Poacher winner Steve Brattan (middle) with the LUGC president Jim Lammin (left) and Market Rasen men's captain Guy Hardcastle EMN-150720-131911002

Market Rasen Golf Club played host to the Lincolnshire Poacher scratch medal competition on behalf of the Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs on Sunday.

The 36-hole competition was open to members of all affiliated clubs within the Midlands and the individual results counted towards the regional order of merit.

Play started at 8am when a field of 36 players set out in wet conditions.

As the competition progressed, a drying wind made scoring difficult on a course which, under normal conditions, is a true test.

Market Rasen’s Tom Bean lost out for fourth place on a countback with 151, an aggregate score shared by three players.

Clubmate Luke Parkinson (16) carded a creditable score of 152 to finish within the top 10 in ninth position.

The event was won by Cleethorpes GC’s Steve Brattan on the first play-off hole after he and Ryan James (Nuneaton GC) had been locked together on 146.

Third place, one stroke back, went to Javann Parmar (The Leicestershire) who also carded the best afternoon round of 70, while Charlie Salter was fourth.

Stephen Dines had led the way after the morning round with a level par round of 72.

* The Ellmore Cup was also held at Market Rasen last week.

The medal competition was decided by a knockout between the eight top golfers from a medal round played earlier this summer.

Daryl Parkinson edged out Gavin Johnstone in the final, after they had dispatched John Vernam and Tommy Mitchell in the semi-finals.