MATHEW Michael triumphed in Colchester Golf Club’s Braiswick Cup, the club’s premier knockout competition.

The nine handicapper saw off Mark Culley to win the competition, which started out in early spring with more than 140 members entering from all of the club's sections.

Michael established an early lead and despite every attempt Culley (eight) could not get back, with the final score being 3&2.

Other finals played recently include the Braiswick Plate, where Steve Cullis (15) got the better of Steve Sharman (13) by 2&1.

Pete Manby and Steve Moore won the Foursomes Cup, which dates back to 1941.

The 14 handicappers played very steady golf to beat opponents Roger Wright (four) and Colin Gathercole (eight).

Manby and Moore only dropped six shots and won with the score four up, with two to play.

Philippa Deman (11) was victorious over Catherine Chick (19) on the 16th green to take the Bentley Green Challenge Cup.

The cup is one of the oldest in the ladies section, presented in 1922 after the Bentley Green GC was disbanded.

Romany Foster (26) continues her march ahead with a victory over Fiona Rose (27) on the 17th in the Young Cup, with a final score of 3&1.

This is a much younger trophy, having been first presented in 1969.

The Victory Cup Qualifier saw the top 14 men and two ladies qualify for a knockout.

The Victory Cup final itself pitched Dan Nicholls (one) against Andrew D. Smith (seven).

It was a tough match with some quality golf, with Nicholls estimated to have played five under par when he finally got the better of Smith.

Annie Johnston and Bill Eke got the better of Charlie Hatley and Ian Parry, in the Jubilee Cup.