Ali finishes as runaway winner at Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 11:32 22 August 2017

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Ali Balcombe was the runaway winner of the 36-hole men’s open at Clevedon Golf Club, finishing six shots clear to win the Hawkins Trophy.

Clevedon’s Ali Balcombe was the runaway winner of the 36-hole men’s open at Clevedon Golf Club and deservedly took the Hawkins Trophy for his efforts.

Opening with a three under par score of 69, Ali opened up a one-shot advantage over his county colleague, Jamie Clare from Long Sutton. Three shots further back was Andy Ferris, while Charlie Goss was leader of the nett competition at the midway stage with a nett 71.

Jamie could not maintain his morning form and fell away with a score of 80, and Andy tried to keep the pressure on Ali with another fine round of 72. Ali was not to be denied though, and a second round of 70 left him six shots ahead of the field.

Charlie put in another excellent round of 71 nett to maintain his lead and become the winner of the George Piercey Trophy.

Sally Anderson returned to winning ways in the ladies’ medal, recording a fine score of 77 nett, one shot ahead of Marian Crewe and Rosemary Fife to top Division 1 and was the overall winner on the day.

In Division 2, Caroline Fairhurst edged Lesley Wicking into second place on countback, while Juliet Hagley ran away from the field in Division 3, winning by seven clear shots.

In the Granny Goblet played over 10 holes, Rosemary Fife took the trophy by one shot, beating Maggie Philpot into second place.

In the club midweek Stableford, Steve Lawrence won Division 1 with a score of 39 points, while in Division 2, Andrew Selwyn took the honours with a total of 31.

Results - Hawkins Trophy: Ali Balcombe (Clevedon) 69+70 = 139; Andy Ferris (Clevedon) 73+72 = 146; Josh Freeman (Worlebury) 74+74 = 148; Jamie Clare (Long Sutton) 70+80 = 150; Josh Butterfield (Weston) 77+75 = 152.

George Piercey Trophy: Charlie Goss (Clevedon) 71+71 = 142 nett; Andy Dixey (Clevedon) 77+69 = 146; Joe Swift (Clevedon) 77+69 = 146.

Ladies EG medal - Division 1: Sally Anderson 77 nett; Marian Crewe 78 (countback); Rosemary Fife 78. Division 2: Caroline Fairhurst 79 (countback); Lesley Wicking 79; Noreen Conway 82. Division 3: Juliet Hagley 81; Gill Vowles 88; Pat Chapman 90.

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