Dan ‘too good’ for Minehead

PUBLISHED: 14:40 08 June 2011

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Mendip Spring Golf Club progress to the next round of the Somerset Bowl after a 3-2 victory over Minehead.

MENDIP Spring beat Minehead 3-2 in a keenly contested Somerset Bowl match played at the neutral Clevedon course.

First out pairing of county champion Sam Day and Jack Russell were in fine form and had a comfortable 3&2 win. Second pairing of Jim Shrubshall and Phil Binning were even more dominant, winning 4&2.

The key game involved Dave Treleaven and junior Dan Toogood, who lost the 16th and 17th to birdies and were one down going to the 18th hole, where Toogood sank a five footer for a par to take the match down the first extra hole.

Toogood then putted a 40-footer to within two inches of the cup to win the hole and ensure Mendip Spring’s progress to the next round.

The annual Captain’s Trophy took place with around 24 past ladies’ and men’s captains taking part in the Stableford competition. Once again the ladies came out on top with 2010 captain Di Yates taking the honours on 35 points, on countback from David Bates.

Mike Field took the senior captain’s prize. As is the custom, the players and their partners attended an evening dinner in the clubhouse, where the trophies were presented.

The Ashton Shield mixed Stableford competition was won in good style by John Leech and Janet Fear who returned an impressive 46 points, just edging out Neil Holbrook and Gill Prophet by two points. Third place went to Bob Cooke and Heather Kerr-Wilbur on 41.

The juniors had a clean sweep at home to Long Sutton, winning comfortably 3-0. There were impressive wins for Will Poole and Tim Elliot by 7&6, also Tom Fear and Dylan Xanh by 5&4. George Fear and Jake Badger rounded things off by winning 2&1.

The Stragglers lost their away match at Weston 4-1 and the seniors went down 5.5- 2.5 at Forest Hills.


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