GOLF: Cirencester share honours with Minchinhampton
12:02pm Monday 30th September 2013 in Sport
CIRENCESTER Seniors Golf round-up
CIRENCESTER were unable to get to grips with the Cherington course at Minchinhampton and went down to a heavy defeat.
Ciren won the opening match with Graham Morgan playing very well with his partner Paul Horrell to come home 3&2 but that was it as far as Cirencester were concerned, even though Mike Staples and John Hartley took their opponents David Warden and Peter Morse to the last hole.
Best of Minchinhampton's wins were by the pairing of Terry Dwight and Norman Garrett, who won 5&4, and David Harley and Anthony Fisher, who strolled home by 6&4.
Senior Captains Away Day
THE annual end-of-season team competition took place on September 19 at Chipping Norton when 60 players took part and enjoyed good golfing conditions and an after-match dinner and prize giving.
An imaginative Bowmaker scoring system threw up three teams with an identical score of 90 points. The scores on the back nine holes settled the outcome for first place in favour of the quartet of seniors' vice captain Clive Bennett, Ron Carroll, Rodney Williams and Mike Staples.
In second place came Frank Hilton, Evan Jarrett, Robert Tweedale and Roy Lipscombe. The third-placed team of Andy Leith, Tony Jafrate, Tony Gattrell and John Anderson amassed an impressive 50 points on the outward nine and must be disappointed with their second half.
AFTER the drubbing they received at the hands of Minchinhampton in the away leg, Cirencester got some satisfaction in the home leg two days later.
In the last match of the season. seniors' captain David Findlay and John Morris got things going, winning the opening match by 3&2 and Geoff Southwell and Ron Carroll increased Cirencester's lead with a handsome 4&2 win.
The next two matches were won narrowly by Minchinhampton to tie the scores at 2-2. An important win then came with Patrick Moylan and Mike Brown's 4&3 success which proved crucial as the last two matches were halved.
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