COLCHESTER Golf Club’s Curry Cup team progressed to the final after a convincing win against Three Rivers.

The semi-final was played at Colne Valley, the organisers of the competition and provided closely-fought golf for most of the day.

After the morning foursomes it was all square at three matches each.

The first three of the 12 singles games went Colchester’s way but the spring was taken out of team captain Iain Cruickshank’s step when Three Rivers won the next three.

It soon became apparent that the balance of the matches out on the course were all Colchester’s and they went on to seal a comfortable 11½-6½ win.

The final is played at Benton Hall, who will host the match.

Colchester held their Intermediate and Rabbits cups were held.

Richard Shackell (19) claimed the Intermediate Cup with a round of 67 nett.

He finished just a shot ahead of Ashley Yates (16) and Peter Quinn (15) who returned 68s.

In the Rabbits Cup, Jim Bentley playing off 24 returned a nett 67 to claim the trophy.

Sean Carlin (22) returned 69 to finish third and Robin Tucker (21) with a nett 70 claimed third.

In the Medal competition, Jess Woodall (9) had the best round of the day with a nett 65 to ensure top spot.

David Barnes recorded nett 66 to take second with Tom Durrell (11) third (nett 67).

The Over 60s Bowl is a keenly-contested competition in the ladies section.

Current ladies captain Renate Clarke (26) held sway with 41 points, finishing two clear of Julie Dicks (14) and Pat Kettle (16) who both returned 39s.

Katie Cooper (18) and Cherie Clark (22) were fourth, both on 38.

Philippa Deman (11) beat Catherine Chick (19) on the 16th hole in the Bentley Green final.

In the Seniors section, Jason Nicholls turned the tables on his son and won the John Thorogood Trophy with an impressive gross 68.

Alan Sharrocks was second with a 70 and Cai James third with a 73. Dan Nicholls was fifth with a 75.

The Seniors' Scratch competition fell to Bill Eke with a gross 74, followed closely by Alan Macnaught who had a 75.

Hillary Percent’s 77 was good enough for third.