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 Barrie Dawson on top in the Single Figure Cup


Burghley Park’s annual 3 trophies on one day event took place on Sunday, with the parallel running of the Single Figure Cup, the 10-18 Cup, and the Rabbit Cup.

91 players turned out, with 10 of them going under net par in the Medal Play events, part of the BMW Order of Merit Series sponsored by Sycamore BMW of Peterborough. Best score of the day, giving him the Single

Barrie Dawson

Barrie Dawson, winner of the Single Figure Cup at Burghley on Sunday with a net 67.




Figure Cup, came from Barrie Dawson (9), whose net 67 saw him cut to 8. If it hadn’t been for an unfortunate 7 on the par 4 14th hole, he’d have been even further ahead, but his birdies on 3, 10 and 13 gave him the leeway he needed to keep his nose in front. Adi Ward (4) continued his recent run of good form to claim 2nd spot on 68, and also shot the best gross score of the day (72). He was a man on a mission on the front nine, eagling the 6th to reach the turn in 1 under gross, but dropped three shots on the way home to drop behind the high-flying Dawson. Dave Marsden (9) played steadily to handicap before a birdie on 16 elevated him to 3rd place with a net 69. In the 10-18 Cup it was also tight at the top, with all the top scorers finding it easier to score on the back nine than on the front. Kev Lawrence (12) used up two-thirds of his shots on the outward half, but burst into life at the turn to drop only two more on the way back, to finish in top place with a net 68. Countback was needed to separate the chasing pack, as four players came in with net 69s. Chris Quinn (14) had the best back nine to grab 2nd place, in spite of a potentially card-wrecking 9 on the par 5 8th Hole; assuming his card was wrecked at that point he relaxed, and came back in only 5 over net par. To emphasise the importance of never giving up, he then found that he had been cut to 13! Shean Smith (14) claimed the final podium spot with his 69, squeezing the unfortunate Graham Bedford and Andy Carr out of the prizes. In the Rabbit Cup, David Shales was the only competitor to go under par, his net 69 giving him the trophy and earning him a cut to 23, in spite of carding an 8 on the first hole, which could have ruined his day before he got started. He showed he was made of sterner stuff.

 

Brian Ross-Jones (27) at last reaped the rewards for his hard work over recent months, carding a 70 to see his handicap cut by 2 shots to 25. Peter Hopkins (20) took 3rd spot with his net 72. In the BMW Order of Merit series there was no change at the top, all of the top three scoring just a single point. With just one event to go, 8 people could finish at the top if results went their way, and the sponsors are delighted that the competition has turned out to be so tight. Matthew Pettit, with 46 points, still holds a narrow lead at the top over Richard Moore on 44, with Jim Clarke and Rob McGarr sharing 3rd spot on 37, ahead of the chasing pack of Darren Russon, David Scott, Adi Ward and Kev Lawrence.

 

The Ladies BMW Order of Merit event last weekend was the Stella Spiegl Trophy, with the opportunity to qualify for the BMW International next year ensuring that a full field of 29 players turned out. The podium scores were impressive, with Anu Kumar (36) at last delivering the kind of performance that her recent form had been promising, coming in well ahead of the field with 43 points, in spite of failing to score on the 8th hole. Her reward was a 3 shot cut to 33. Also hitting the 40 point mark was Gill Bedford (20) on 40, despite failing to score on the 2nd, who saw her handicap cut to 19. Chris Clarke (29) was 3rd on 38, and came down to 28. Things are getting interesting in the BMW Order of Merit with two events still to play. Leader Stephanie Crook, 3 points clear at the top on 64, was unable to play, giving the chasing players a golden opportunity to close the gap. Sue Churchill and Anne Fensom took full advantage, taking 11th and 8th places respectively, to leapfrog Stephanie and end the day both on 66 points, with Sue heading the table on number of wins.

 

The Midweek Ladies’ running of the Stella Spiegl on Tuesday attracted a field of 19 players, with Janet Metcalfe (36) emerging as the winner with her 36 points, 17 of these coming on the outward half and 19 on the way back. Jane Mantell (33) was 2nd on 35, having started well (20 points at the turn) but suffering from the effect of two blobs on the back nine. Sara Harris (31) was 3rd with 33 points, ahead of 5 other players on the same score.

The John Price Trophy for Juniors was contested on Friday, with victory going to Joe Carter (13) on 38 points. Early in his round this looked to be an unlikely event, as his double bogeys on the 1st and 2nd holes left him facing a mountain to climb, but having got this out of his system he settled down to card pars and bogeys from then on, and his inward half of 22 points proved crucial, as he secured victory on countback. Charles Agnew (16) took the opposite approach, starting strongly (21 points on the front 9) before losing a little momentum to come home in 17 for a total of 38 in 2nd spot. Both players had the pleasure of seeing their handicaps come down a shot. George Holloway (30) secured 3rd place with his 35 points.

 

The Seniors team welcomed Sleaford to Burghley on Monday, desperate to get back on the winning track. Matches against Sleaford are always over-subscribed, but this was the first time that anyone could recall more players than had been selected turning up for the match! It would be invidious to mention the name of the imposter in print; suffice to say that he hails from the northeast and lives in Bourne! Captain Alan Gray was partnered by Dave Cleminson, returning to the team after a long absence, and set the home side off to a good start with a 1 up win in the first match. Big wins followed for Peter Symonds & Paul Wilkinson (6&5), Phil Hunt & Mike Wright (6&5), Richard Cook & Brian Plowright (5&4), and Bob Collier & Maurice Egglestone (2 up) – a magnificent recover from 3 down. With 5 matches won victory was assured, which was just as well, as Sleaford seemed to have packed the back end of their team with talent and took the final three matches, Pete Hickman & Paul Sampy going down 4&2, Alan Kinch & John Drudy losing 5&4, and George Clayton-Jones & Brian Tunnicliffe losing 2 down. So Burghley ran out 5-3 winners, and travel to Sleaford for the return fixture in a couple of weeks, hoping for their first double of the season.

 

Burghley’s Mixed Team welcomed Sleaford on Wednesday, looking for revenge for their defeat at Sleaford last month. Bill O’Driscoll & Lynda Lancaster were determined to lead by example and quickly built up an unsurmountable lead in Match 1, winning 8&7 on the 11th green. Lynn Collen & Graham Bedford found themselves in a real dogfight, the match swinging one way then the other, and their half seemed a fair result. Phil Hunt & Nicky Plumtree extended Burghley’s lead with a 4&3 win, before two losses (Charles Cade & Gill Bedford going down 3&2, and Bob Collier & Chris Wright going down 2&1) levelled the match score at 2½ each. The home side’s lead was restored by Jan Devlin & Jim Clarke, courtesy of a 2&1 win, before Judy Cade & Dave Devlin sealed the result with their 1 up win. A half for David & Christine Taylor in the last match saw the final score as 5-3 in Burghley’s favour, which matched exactly the result at Sleaford in July, leaving honours even for the season.

 

58 players turned out for the Robert Sandall Midweek Stableford on Wednesday, with Richard Moore (5) emerging as the clear winner with 40 points. After bogeying the first two holes Moore settled into a good rhythm, parring the next 4 before getting back to level par gross with birdies on 7 and 8, and reaching the turn in 1 over gross after dropping a shot on 9. He then came home in level par gross to secure a good win, and take the Division 1 prize as well. Mark Saggers (13) played steadily, with 18 points on the card at the turn and 20 on the way home for a total of 38 in 2nd place in the Division. Duncan McSporran (13) found himself pushed into 3rd place on countback, and was cut to 12. In Division 2, Barry Doggett (23) took top spot with 37 points, beating Shean Smith (15) on countback; both were cut a shot. Robbie Dennis (20) took 3rd place on 35.


Published: 24/08/2017





 
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