Will enjoys double success at Mendip
PUBLISHED: 14:51 31 August 2011
Mendip Spring junior Will Poole won the club’s junior open and the club championship.
A STRONG entry, which included English Amateur finalist Jamie Clare from Burnham & Berrow and members of the Somerset Golf Union Under-18 and 16 squads, ensured a competitive day’s golf at Mendip Springs Junior Open.
The event was classified as a Somerset Order of Merit competition and the winner also went forward to the next stage of the Daily Telegraph Abu Dhabi competition.
In blustery conditions, the home club juniors put on a fine show with Will Poole emerging as the gross competition winner carding a steady three under 68, beating Callam Taylor from Burnham & Berrow and Myles Angell from Clevedon by five shots.
In the nett competitions, Mendip Spring took the honours in both divisions. Dan Toogood won Division 1 with a nett 71 and Howard Payne winning Division 2 with an impressive nett 62.
The girls’ competition was won by Aimee Sawyer from Farrington.
The Mendip Spring Junior Club Championship was also decided with Will Poole winning for an unprecedented third year in succession. Dan Toogood was runner-up and Tim Elliot took third place.
John Manson turned in a creditable performance in the senior’s Hall of Fame qualifier played over the Open qualifying course at Blackmoor Golf Club in Hampshire. He finished in ninth place overall with 30 points. Due to the generosity of family and friends, John was able to hand over a cheque for £170 to the Cancer Research UK charity.
August’s monthly medal went to junior Dan Toogood who beat one-handicapper Nick Gould into second place. The ladies’ medal winner was Sheila Claxton.
Sue Hares came out on top in the ladies’ section’s Grandmother Cup held in difficult weather conditions with many competitors’ receiving a good soaking.
Sue was presented with the cup by captain Enid Duthie following the post-event meal
The juniors wound up their seasons fixtures with a 2.5-0.5 victory at home to Wheathill.
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