PLAYGOLF Colchester's seniors held their first competition since the start of lockdown.

Although social golf has been played for a couple of weeks, there's nothing like a bit of competition.

Nine-handicapper Paddy Hanvey continued his sparkling form to win division one, recording one birdie, 11 pars and six single bogies for 40 points.

Ex-senior captain Stephen Peeling, a 16-handicapper, managed seven pars and finished second with 39 points.

Fifteen-handicapper Jeremy Dalton was third, recording nine pars in his 38-point total.

Division two was won by Tony Nudds, a 27-handicapper, on 42 points.

The consistent Derek Manister (22 handicap) was second with a good total of 41 points.

The ever-improving Keith Pike (31 handicap) also had 41 points to come third.

There were two birdies on the par three holes, both on the third by Paddy Harvey and Trevor Cocksedge.

Each received a sleeve of balls.

With no rakes in the bunkers, playing out was the rule but you could have preferred lies.

The course was again in superb condition, having been well cared for in the lockdown.