Cirencester Golf Club

Ladies’ section

Mercia Castle Cup

LIZ ALLEN has won the prestigious Mercia Castle Cup which will be presented to her at the Gloucestershire Ladies’ County Golf Association AGM on December 9 at The Bristol Golf Club.

Liz scored an excellent 42 stableford points, which earned her a two-shot handicap reduction to 20, when she won the Mercia Castle qualifying competition at Cirencester on August 8.

Results were then sent to the GLCGA and Liz’s score was the best in the county in both the bronze and silver divisions.

Ladies’ Halloween Bowmaker

THE team of Angela Canty, Muriel Telling & Jane Brodrick left it late but a rousing finish saw them snatch the Ladies’ Halloween Bowmaker on the final hole.

The trio posted a two-from-three to count better ball stableford score over 14 holes of 64 points, built mainly on 12-handicapper Angela’s solid play throughout.

But they were looking at defeat until Jane produced a spectacular birdie on their closing 14th hole, which for the ladies is a par five.

Runners-up by a shot were Jan Stephens, Sue Bremner & Jane Muncer (63pts), while third spot went to Sally Hadley, Jane Salter & Elaine Killick with their 60 points.

Men’s results

Victor Ludorum

ANDY BRADLEY has capped a consistent summer of golf by capturing the Victor Ludorum trophy.

This prize is given to the golfer with the best aggregate points for top-12 finishes in the following competitions: Club Championship, Victory Cup, Bathurst Cup, Birthday Vase, Douggie Rolles Medal, Jubilee Cup and Hospital Cup.

Among Andy’s best finishes were fourth placings in both the Bathurst Cup and the Victory Cup, and a solid top-10 in the Douggie Rolles qualifier.

LEADING PLAYERS: Andy Bradley 24 points, Charlie Harraway 22, Lewis Flett 19, Alan Hughes 17, Luke Risby 17, Richard Hopegood 17.

Kendleshire G&S PGA Medal

THE West Region’s number one player Ash Mansell (Clevedon) produced a stunning back nine to win his second Gloucester & Somerset Winter Medal of the season at The Kendleshire with a four-under par 67.

But the ever-consistent Ed Goodwin posted a 72 for third place and the Cirencester pro is making significant strides towards the top of the Total Triumph Order of Merit in a bid to defend his title.

Juniors’ Section

THE half-term holidays gave an opportunity for a late-season Junior Open to be played at Cirencester Golf Club last week – with three separate leaderboards.

Long Ashton’s Lewis Ault was the emphatic winner of the boys’ section with his nett 68. The 10-handicapper also posted the best gross score (78) of the day.

Chasing Lewis home were Oliver Leatham-Pugh (94-23-71) of Brickhampton Court and third-placed Felix Beckett of Minchinhampton (92-21-71).

The best home-based player was Owen Harrison, who signed for (89-15-74) to earn 10th place.

Vittoria Muccilli – daughter of our Francesca – gained an honourable fourth place in the girls’ section with 26 points playing off a rating of 45.

The winner was Emily Austen from Chipping Sodbury who scored 35 points off 49. Runner-up from Minchinhampton was Lily Whitaker who recorded 33 points off her 12 handicap.

Charlie Ford of Filton Golf Club in Bristol won the high-handicap boys’ division with 41 points off his 36 handicap.