IAN Carter claimed a double success after triumphing in two competitions at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club.

Carter was the overall winner as the club held their prestigious Henstor Cup.

He won by one shot at the competition, which is only open to medal winners from the previous year and is played over 36 holes on both courses.

After the first round, played on the Gainsborough Course, Carter (2) led the field with a gross level-par score.

His nett 69 was one better than Guy Holland (18) who had a nett 70.

In the afternoon on the Constable Course, both Carter and Holland had nett 76 scores - and that sealed Carter's win.

Carter was also triumphant in the Devora Apple competition.

Played in the mixed event on the Gainsborough course, he recorded the best score of the day with his partner Roger Toone (13).

This is a combined stableford competition for pairs of any combination.

Being an aggregate competition, it means that to win both players need to record a good score.

Carter scored 39 points with a one under par gross, while Toone had a creditable 36 points.

With a total of 75, the early score posted was never beaten.

The highlight of the day was the hole in one achieved by Matt King (8) on the 144-yard par three seventh hole.

With a sweetly-struck pitching wedge, one bounce and a roll saw the ball finish in the hole for King's second-ever hole in one.

The Devora Apple competition is named after Stoke by Nayland GC founder, Devora Peake who converted the apple orchards into a golf course in the 1970s.