Convincing win at Summer Open

Bedford & County Golf Club hosted their annual Summer Open Day on one of the hottest days of the year – and were delighted to welcome so many guests.

By Duncan Browne
Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 12:00 am
The Summer Open Day winners.
The Summer Open Day winners.

Ice cream was order of the day at the halfway house and the cold buffet afterwards proved to be an excellent choice of menu.

As always there were some excellent scores but the convincing winners, with 94 points, were the team from Brampton Park of Kay Osborne, May Burn, Anne Gibb and Cath Emery.

A fantastic £251 was raised on the bottle tombola for Ladies Captain Elaine Thornton’s charity - Project 229.

The Coronation Foursomes competition was well supported over the two days it was held and the winners amassed a wonderful 45 points.

Chris Eales and Barbara Naylor will now go forward to the regional final at Peterborough Milton Golf Club on August 20.

A total of 44 teams entered the very popular fourball betterball competition for the Les Day Memorial Salvers.

This is always a closely-fought competition and this year was no exception with two teams on 44 points and a further two on 46 points.

However, there has to be winner and Nigel and Jamie Lewin, with their 46 points, would find themselves as runners-up on countback to Martin Avenia and Danny Marino.

Results:

Junior medal: 1 Joshua Thornton 68, 2 Louis Fitzgerald 70 ocb, 3 Max Brunker 70. Men’s mid week medal: Division One – 1 Elliot Smith 68, runner-up Ed Chapman 70; Division Two – 1 Steve Walsh 67, 2 Sam Healy 70; Division Three – 1 Alistair Bolton 68 ocb, 2 Keith Buck 68. Ladies medal and Carol Sparrow Trophy: 1 Linda Stock nett 66, 2 Rebecca Dean nett 69. Men’s midweek stableford: Division One – 1 Elliot Smith 39pts, 2 Martin Smith 38; Division Two – 1 Sam Healy 41, 2 Chris Trussell 39; Division Three – 1 Bob Albery 42, 2 Gordon Fuller 37. Men’s Saturday Stableford: Division One – 1 Tony Straccia 70, 2 David Poole 71; Division Two – Ricky Mundy 71 ocb, 2 Louis Fitzgerald 71; Division Three – 1 David Summerfield 69 ocb, 2 Danny Marino 69. Ladies’ Shield match: Bedford & County 4.5, South Beds 2.5.