MARK Westall carded 42 points to win Colchester Golf Club’s Sunday Stableford competition.

On a blustery, bright day, Westall, playing off 15 handicap, put away the front nine in just three over par to record 22 points.

A wayward double bogey on the 11th slowed his progress but 20 points on the back nine did nothing to dull his euphoria at recording a total of 42 points.

Second and third places were both division one players, with Peter Duley (5) and Ed Mason (7) recording 41 and 40 points respectively.

Duley produced the lowest gross of the day with a round of 68.

His round started badly, with just two points after three holes, but then his breakfast kicked in.

He was to bogey one further hole, the 12th, but scooped five birdies, including three on the trot on 14, 15 and 16 to tie in halves of 18 and 23 points and take second place overall on his own.

Three other players shared Mason’s 40 points - Chris Page (15), Adam Harper (10) and Michael Blakebrough (8).

Shot of the day?

It has to be Ashley Yates who, playing off 13, sank his tee shot for a hole-in-one on the fourth hole.

In the ladies' Tuesday competition, Jenny Rose returned the best score of the day with 44 points from her 30 handicap.

However, in the divisions it was Annie Johnston (14) from division one taking the plaudits, scoring 39 points, with Judith Robertson second with 35.

In division two, it was Claire Croger (22) scoring 35 points who led the way after a countback from Jenny Cullen (25).

Division three saw Jenny Rose scoop the prize with her competition winning 44 points and she was followed in by Carol Irvine (28) with a 37.

Caroline Hogan (42), with 40 points, led division four with Susan Moore (39) in second place scoring 37 points.

Susan Rule (26) scored 37 points to take the Sunday’s ladies' weekend stableford.

The men’s midweek competition was a close-run affair with Julian Munson (13) returning a solid back nine to get the decision after a countback with Sean Bartlett (11) to take first place, both scoring 40 points.

Third and fourth places had to be separated by another countback as Andrew Crayston (26) got the better of Chris Haigh (19), both returning scores of 39.