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Kilburn and Southernwood win pairs competition
8:00am Friday 25th October 2013 in Sport
PLAYGOLF Colchester held the annual Gazette Pairs competition.
There was a large field of competitors playing off ¾ handicaps in a four ball better ball stableford format.
Robin Kilburn and Sam Southernwood carded 46 points to win the competition.
Kilburn had a particularly good round, recording five birdies in the first ten holes, that coupled with Southernwood’s great back nine of 20 points (two over gross) made them the days dream team.
Michael Rolfe and Steve Turner scored 44 points to finish in runners-up spot.
Flo Lynch and Mahendra Gurung beat Tom English and Richard Swindells on countback for third place on 42 points.
Gazette Pairs Result: 1 Kilburn & Southernwood 46 pts, 2 Turner & Rolfe 44 pts?, 3 Lynch and Gurung 42 pts ocb.
Round one and two of the senior masters, a nett competition, which has taken place over the last weeks saw some great scores returned.
There is one more round remaining with the current leader Terry Skornia sitting with a four-shot lead after nett rounds of 77 and an outstanding eleven under par 59 in the bank.
Trevor Cocksedge has a score of 140 after nett rounds of 72 and 68 two points ahead of Doug Woodberry and Jim Greenfield both on 142.
Steve Turner is sitting in sole fifth place after rounds of nett 70 and 73 for 143.
Ron Gilzean tops the list of players on 144 with Peter Saye and Alan Kitching.
Dave Needham on 145 and John Edgell on 146 complete the top ten.
Nicky Withycombe hosted the 2013 Ladies Captain’s Day that saw a great turn out from all sections of the club.
The day was a great success which raise £325 on the day for Withycombe’s nominated charity – COHOC, the breast cancer unit at Colchester General hospital.
The golf on the day was a shotgun start, Kyung Cho won the ladies section, pipping Linda Smith to second place.
Judith Peeling was third.
The prize for best front nine went to Pauline Jordan and best back nine was Catherine Le Tue, who also won the ladies nearest the pin prize.
Flo Lynch won the men’s section with 36 points followed by a trio of players on 33 points, headed by Nathan Soton who beat Alex Crawford to second place with a better back nine, closely followed by Tom English in fourth.
The best front nine went to Matt Barnett and best back nine to Mark Pidgely.
John Chaplin won the nearest the pin prize.
Jack Tokley won the junior section with Danny Withycombe finishing as runner-up.
Jack Blackman won the nearest the pin prize.
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