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GOLF: Lazenby takes Enmore Stag
8:00am Thursday 5th June 2014 in Sport
CRAIG Lazenby continued his good run of form to win the best 36-hole nett score of the day in the Enmore Stag.
In blustery conditions he was the only player besides Michael Bygrave, from Tidworth Garrison, to beat their handicap for 36 holes.
Michael, playing off three, was the surprise winner of the Stag, shooting an afternoon 69 and beating Enmore's Matt Kippen by two.
Matt lost a ball on the 16th in his second round after hitting a tree and made a seven, but eagled the last hole for a 73.
Enmore Park went down 4-2 at home to Tiverton last weekend in torrential rain.
Club captain Ken Doig and vice-captain Nigel Musgrave-Brown were beaten on the 18th green after a keenly contested game.
Rob Fear and Nigel Wixon got a hard fought half, as did Martin Collard and Andy Criddle.
Ian Lane and Gordon Baxter were beaten after a tough fight.
Nobby Clarke and Bob Read also succumbed, but Doug Read and Danny O’Loughlin were worthy winners, and won three and two.
The return match is on Sunday, June 29, at Tiverton.
The Seniors hosted their one and only match of the week against the East Somerset seniors of the Mendip club.
Though Enmore posted improved scores compared to recent performances, they still were unable to record a win, losing narrowly by 3½ to 4½.
Enmore's points were gained by Jim Smith with Jim Symcox and Phil Wood with Graham Pain, both by two and one, while three groups gained a half-point each, namel, John Parker with Chris Bishop, captain John Newell with Jim Potticary, and Derek Kelly with Jim Veale.
Next week sees an away trip for Enmore to Weston-super- Mare, followed quickly by a match at Honiton.
n The Bank Holiday Fourball Betterball was won by Martyn Clapp and Gary Cook with a fantastic 44 points.
Second, on countback, were Alan Vickery and Ray Rossiter, also with 44 points.
One point further back in third was the duo of Chris Grimshaw and Rob Robertson, with Steve Rolph and Colin Scobie shooting 42 to take fourth place.
Philip Cootes won the Men’s Stableford last week with a solid round of 39 points.
In Division One it was Phil Howard who finish first ahead of Wayne Davey in second, both with 38 points.
In third, on 37 points, was Ian Huxtable.
Taking second place in Division Two, behind Philip in first, was Adrian Ley on 38 points, two points better than Graham Croucher in third.
The Mixed Ryder Cup was won by Wendy and Paul White ahead of Mel Millar and Dave Baker.
Matt Ison scored a nett 68 to win the Junior Medal by five shots, reducing his handicap to 13 in the process.