TRIUMPHANT Bernie Keyes secured a three-shot handicap cut after winning Playgolf Colchester Jubilee Cup's medal competition.

Keyes (26) returned an amazing nett 62, with his card highlights consisting of a quartet of pars and a superb birdie on the tricky par-four 13th.

He capitalised on the additional roll on offer in the drier weather, which offered the straighter hitters the chance to get a few yards closer to the greens and go at them with scoring irons.

Cord Plasse (11) returned a gross 75 and can feel unfortunate not to have won the competition.

He produced a superb nett 64 made up of nine pars and a trio of par four birdies, earning him a shot handicap cut to play off ten next time out.

Bernard Martin (27) followed up his great better-ball round from a few weeks back to take third place with his nett 65.

He also earned a handicap cut of two-shots, with card highlights of a pair of pars and par-four birdie.

Tim Bailey (25) was the only other player with a handicap cut after his round of nett 67, earning two-shot cut to play off 23 next time out.

A large field of competitors turned out for the competition, which was played in great course conditions.

Playgolf Seniors contested the prestigious annual Veteran’s Trophy, with the winner and runner-up advancing to represent the veterans in the regional finals with an all-expenses paid day.

Robert Few was in superb form to win, carding 11 bogeys and four pars to finish with 42 stableford points.

Ray Spencer was close behind on 40 points and Peter Saye was third on 39 points, and will act as reserve.

Seven players managed under par scores on the day.

A glut of birdies on the par three holes saw Ron Gilzean, Steve Turner, Allan Kitching, Alan Burke, Ray Spencer, Guy Ansell and Will Elder receive a sleeve of balls.

Jeanette Shea took the top spot in division one of the ladies’ June medal competition, carding a one over Competition Scratch Score of nett 73.

In second and third, Gina Macmillan and Lucy Sadler were two shots off the pace with 75, with the countback going in Macmillan’s favour.

Sue Patrick won division two with a nett 75, followed by Pauline Jordan with 76 and Shirley Birkin (78).