GOLF: Hole in one for Staples as Cirencester seniors trounce Cotswold Hills

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf Local golf

CIRENCESTER seniors secured a resounding and unexpectedly wide-margin victory win over near-neighbours, Cotswold Hills from Ullenwood, above Cheltenham.

Cirencester Golf Club

Seniors' section

Cirencester 7

Cotswold Hills 1

Clive Bennett, seniors' captain, with his partner, Gordon Stone earned a hard-fought opening win over Cotwold Hills captain Bruce Kettle and Noel Furley by 1 up.

Cirencester then rattled off three wins, the most convincing being the 6&5 victory by Cirencester club captain Mark Whitehead and Steph Episcopo.

Bob McKellar and David Ratcliffe got to grips with the Cirencester greens better than their team-mates and gathered a point by 2&1 but this was to be the visitors' only success as Cirencester took the three remaining matches, most notably the 5&4 win by John King and Alan Dymond, who played sparkling golf.

A highlight of the afternoon was the hole in one by Cirencester's Mike Staples at the 11th hole.

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