COLCHESTER Golf Club held its own Ryder Cup at the Braiswick Course - and the outcome was the same as that of the real thing.

The match provided a closer finish than the main event in Paris but a similar end result, with Europe winning 13 points to 11.

Europe was represented by a team made up from the Thornton Cup squad and the Pro Shop, against a fine body of members masquerading as the USA.

The first six holes were played as four balls where Europe notched up a vital and eventually telling two-point, lead at 4&2.

The next six holes were played as foursomes and the USA recovered strongly to win 3½-2½ but the last six holes played as singles fell again to Europe, 6½-5½.

Star performers for the European team were Dan Nicholls and Ben David with four points being unbeaten in all formats.

Sam Latta and Jake Farson collected 2½ points to claim second best scores for Europe.

John Dornan and John Redden, Pete Manby and Steve Moore, along with Bill Hart and Mick Potter, all scored a similar 2½ points for team USA.

After the match, the teams watch the real event unfold in the comfort of the Clubhouse.

Colchester GC's ladies played their Medal Final where Romany Foster won with a nett 75, from her 26 handicap.

Penny Allen (34) was runner-up with a 76 and Judith Robertson (15) third on 77.

Julie Dicks (13) and Jane Lochore (24) returned 78s to take fourth and fifth.

In the Support Stableford, Claire Croger (21) sneaked ahead of Carol Watts (29) on countback, after both returned 34 points.

Catherine Chick (19) was third with 33 points, while Vicky Frost (16) and Sheena Nunny (18) both carded 32s.

Sam Jackson (8) won the Junior Autumn Stableford with 38 points to pip Oli Baker (12) by one shot.

Cody Zhou (26) tied third with Arian Masud (6), after both returned 35 points.

Colchester golfers Dan Nicholls and Jordan Slater have each achieved their own particular honour this year.

Slater won the Essex Golf Union Order of Merit for 2018 while Nicholls has been selected for the England under-18 regional squad.