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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WINS FOR ASH REES & AMANDA HILTON
There was an exciting finish to the Club Championship with 3 players tied for the lead playing the 17th hole. Andy Larkin produced a brilliant birdie 3 on the 18th to post +1 for the tournament and then had to wait and see if his total would stand up.
Overnight leader Steve Graham bogeyed the 17th to drop a shot behind, but Ashley Rees birdie to stand at +1, both players narrowly missed their birdies on 18, so it was into extra holes between Ash Rees & Andy Larkin.
Ash Rees held his nerve to hole an 8ft putt to save par on the 1st extra hole to extend the play-off. The Par 5 10th often settles play-offs, today was no exception, when Andy Larkin took on the second shot over water, but failed to make the required contact resulting in a penalty shot allowing Ash to make a solid par for the championship.
Karl Nilchibar took the Silver Cup for the best nett score with a total of 141, closely followed by Andy Larkin & Marcus Opoku in joint second on 143.
Amanda Hilton won her first East Sussex National Club Champion by 5 shots with rounds of 77-85 for a 162 total to beat defending Champion Sue Davis by 5 shots..
Jane Saunders won the Silver Vase with rounds of 76-69 145 total to pip Corrina Smith by 2 shots.
John & Liz Ditchburn remain in the lead the 2019 Breakfast League
John & Liz Ditchburn (holders ) remain at the top of the breakfast league by only 7pts now with an average of 43.2 per round, but there are two pairings with similar averages Phillip & Jane Boghurst 41.8 & previous Champions Colin & Debbie Ash, Barrie & Sue Hollands will close the gap once they have completed their fifth score.
There’s a long way to go with only 6 of the 10 rounds played, best 5 scores to count.
Gents Chairman’s Ladder 2018/19: Tom Foreman wins ladder final on the 21st hole
Former Professional, Tom Foreman, defeated Mark O’Hara on the 21st hole in a thrilling final. Foreman was 1up on the 18th, but a brilliant birdie by O’Hara sent the match into extra holes. It looked like O’Hara had the match won on the 1st extra hole, but a 20ft par saving putt by Foreman sent the match up the second extra hole.
Tom’s brilliant shot game saved him again when a parachute style pitch resulted in a conceded birdie. O’Hara, with one-hand on the trophy, already made his birdie.
The match finally ended on the 3rd extra when O’Hara found the water from his tee shot, leaving Foreman with two putts to win the trophy. A worthy winner. Tom commented afterwards, “We had a great game and Mark played really well. We did ask could the trophy be shared as neither deserved to lose, although I am delighted to have won!”
Trophies and prizes were presented by Club owner, Michael Hunt, who joined the 60 members for dinner.
O’Hara won the Stableford competition with 35 points in gale force wind conditions. Sterling Wakefield & Rob Thompson were 2nd on 33 points.
Mark Earley won the league and Mike Ormiston won the trophy for the first time. Despite a last day defeat, Mark had secured sufficient points last week to just pip Simon Burton for the title.
There were only two players who made 2’s, paying £282.50 each, Colin Oliver & Jordi Southgate.
Nearest the pins were 1st in 2 shots, Ashley Rees, 3rd Jordi Southagate, 7th Scott Ridgers, 13th Ian Pagan, 15th in 2 shots Simon Burton & 16th Dean Plant, all won two sleeves of balls and cash prizes.
League Position Player Points
1 Mark Earley 48
2 Simon Burton 46
3 Jonathon Stern 45
4 Alan Ratcliffe 42
4 Ian Pagan 42
6 Karl Nilchibar 39
6 Andy Mitchell 39
8 Chris Pardey 37
8 Michael Gaughan 37
10 Tom Foreman 36
10 Mark O’Hara 36
10 Don Bennett 36
10 Stuart Catton 36
14 Rob Thompson 35
14 Greg Ford 35
16 Charlie Hobden 34
17 James Gietzen 33
18 Lawrie Richards 32
18 Nigel Southgate 32
18 Homi (Angel Cabrera) Falak 32
21 Jordi Southgate 31
22 Dean Plant 30
22 Ross White 30
Ladies National League Results
Ladies Chairman’s Ladder 2018/19: Sue Hollands wins her first major trophy
Sue Hollands won the prestigious Ladies Ladder Trophy after beating Debbie Ash on the last green. All square on the last, Sue holed a tricky 4ft putt to capture her first major event at the Club.
A delighted Sue paid tribute to Debbie Ash, “We had a fantastic game, which was in the balance until the final putt. Debbie is a great sport and was genuinely pleased for my success.” Debbie was relegated to 3rd spot as Alicia Phillips leapfrogged her into 2nd place.
The league was equally as close as Judith Dingle trailed by a point going into today’s matches but won her match against Maureen Bundy to overtake Amanda Hilton on the last day, winning by a point.
Prize list below (one prize per play, highest allocation)
1st SUE HOLLANDS
2nd ALICIA PHILLIPS
3rd DEBBIE ASH
4th BARBARA LUSTED
5th SUE RICHARDSON
1st JUDITH DINGLE
2nd AMANDA HILTON
3rd CAROL BAKER
4th CHRISSY BENZ
=5th MAUREEN BUNDY
=5TH MOIRA LOCKYER
Nearest the Pins
3rd SUE HOLLANDS
4TH IN 2 DEBBIE ASH
7TH AMANDA HILTON
13TH ALICIA PHILLIPS
16TH SUE HOLLANDS
18TH IN 2 JUDITH DINGLE
Sue Richardson claimed the only 2, winning £20.