Close finish at Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 14:48 15 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:48 15 March 2017

Two teams battled it out for top spot in Clevedon Golf Club’s latest Texas scramble.

As is often the case in Texas scrambles, the margins of victory can be very narrow, with positions decided by who finishes the stronger on the day.

This was certainly the case at Clevedon, when two teams battled it out for the top spot with a barrage of birdies, both ending their rounds with gross scores of 61.

The team of Tim Aldon, Gary Villis, Steve Jones and Jamie Osment started off in great form, finishing the front nine in seven under par. They picked up another four shots against the card by the 13th before finishing their game with five consecutive pars.

Starting off slightly slower were Gareth Watkins, Andrew Spring, Andrew McCall and Alan Blackwell. Their opening nine was three under par before a birdie blitz saw them pick up another eight shots as they turned for home. The handicapping system gave them the win to by just 1.8 shots.

In the Vernon Browne seniors foursomes, the result was much more clear cut as past captains Ian Saynor and Les Holmes finished with 41 points, three clear of Derek Tate and Dennis Milsom in second place. Robert Doy and Ray Border came out on top of the countback decider with 37 points to clinch third spot.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A car park for parents taking youngsters to rugby matches could be built on the outskirts of a village.

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Clevedon finished the season with defeat at Downend, ending up in second position overall.

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Clevedon Town recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over visitors Hallen.

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A young inexperienced Clevedon side lost their opening league match against Okehampton.

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Clevedon Ladies Rugby Club were joined by ex-England player Kim Oliver for an Inner Warrior Camp.

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Yatton fell to defeat in their first league match against Midsomer Norton.

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gordano enjoyed an emphatic victory over Tor in their first league match of the season.

Read more
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nailsea defeated promotion-chasing Frenchay in their last match of the season.

Read more
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Royal Oak emerged winners of Division 1 in the Clevedon 20:20 Community League finals day held at Dial Hill.

Read more
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cleeve finished the season with a narrow victory over Lodway to consolidate fourth place in the division.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications