DARREN Kerr showed the rest of division one a clean pair of heels in the Playgolf Colchester Medal competition.

Kerr (9) carded highlights of eight pars and a birdie on the par-five second hole to return the lowest-gross of 82 strokes (nett 73) in tricky conditions.

He saw off competition from a large field, who turned out in the baking heat to sweat it out.

Sam Southernwood (12) carried on his good form to finish second with a nett 76.

His highlights came with five pars and a useful rollover, par-three birdie, to take some of the four-way pot.

Mick Seaman (9) was third with his card of nett 79, which included five pars and a par-four birdie coming on the tricky, par-four 13th hole.

Chitraj Limbu (17) won division two with a nett 72, with highlights of seven pars.

Rob Cornish (15) was second on countback from Ron Gilzean (14), after both carded nett 73.

Cornish carded five pars and a par-three birdie to put Gilzean, who carded six pars, in to third place.

Alan Pearman (28) earned the only handicap cut of the day with an outstanding nine-under CSS (Competition Scratch Score) nett 62.

It secured him a four-shot handicap cut to play off 24, next time out.

His card showed four pars and a par-three birdie, on the 14th hole.

Bernard Keys (24) was second on countback from John Cosgrove (24), with both carding nett 76.

Jeff Coles won division one of the Seniors' stableford competition, held in links-like conditions.

The additional roll does help the Seniors get more distance off the tee, sometimes making scoring easier.

Coles carded a hard-fought 38 points to finish a point ahead of runner-up Stephen Peeling, while Alan Burke was third on 36 points.

Des McCarron carded 39 points to win division two.

Cliff Sturley finished a point behind in second, ahead of third-placed Colin Green.