TWO hole in ones were achieved as Stoke by Nayland Golf Club Seniors staged a stableford team challenge, on the Gainsborough Course.

Keith Oxborrow and Alan Hands both claimed the milestone, on the short third hole.

The team of Paul Sandfield, Ian Bickers, Keith Prichard and Peter Jay scored a very creditable 133 points to win the competition, where all players were to score on par fives, three on par fours and two on par threes.

It was an extremely good day with £2,400 raised for Seniors captain John Wheatley and his chosen charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Stoke by Nayland GC held their prestigious club championship, over two days.

More than 100 players contested the first round, on the Gainsborough Course.

The gross leader after day one was Greg Smith (three), who finished a shot better than Matt Eaves (five) and Josh Day (scratch).

Nett leader for the AJB Cup was tied between Roger Toone (13) and Dan Martin (17), both on a five-under-par 66.

With a cut made after the first round, the top 30 gross scores and ties started on the first tee on the Constable Course, the following day.

The top 30 nett scores and ties started on the 10th tee.

This ensures the whole field of 65 gets out on the course in fewer than 90 minutes, meaning a good audience for the winner to receive his trophy.

It also enables the players to play in reverse order, so that the leaders go out last.

The three gross leaders from day one all shot scores over 80 to put them out of the running.

Despite Ian Carter’s 75 on the opening day, his one under par on the Sunday for a total of 146 shots gave him a comfortable six-shot win over Greg Smith.

Iain Younger was third with a gross score of 153.

In the AJB Cup, Roger Toone could not maintain his form but Dan Martin had a creditable second round of 73 to stay in the lead by a shot from Mark Baxter (11) on 139.

Roger Gardiner (19) was third with a total nett of 142.