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GOLF: Padbrook Park progress in Classic
2:49pm Friday 8th February 2013 in Sport
PADBROOK Park reached the second round of the Mail on Sunday Classic with a 3-2 victory at Minehead and West Somerset.
Tom Evans led the way with a two hole victory in the top match.
Rod Hutchings halved his match while William Blundell enjoyed a two hole victory in his match.
Cary Rawlings lost to an opponent who fired six birides in the first ten holes. So it came down to club captain Phil Moore, who needed to avoid defeat to secure the win.
He lost the 17th hole to a birdie to leave the match all square.
However the final hole was halved in four which as enough for Padbrook to progress as they completed a repeat of their victory at the same course in 2007.
Rob Broomfield and Kev Taylor will represent Padbrook Park in the Daily Mail foursomes.
The pair scored a nett 64.5 in the qualifying event. They enjoyed a comfortable four shot cushion over Nick Cowley and Ashley Pym who scored 68.5.
Phil Moore and Duncan Stamp who are previous winners of this club event finished in third spot.
The pair will find out which club they will meet in their first round tie in the next few weeks.
Daily Mail Foursomes Qualifier: 1 K Taylor & R Broomfield 64.5, 2 N Cowley & A Pym 68.5, 3 D Stamp & P Moore 70.5.
n THE knock-out stages of the men's Winter Foursomes at Tiverton have finally got under way after rain and snow delayed earlier attempts to start the round of 32.
Ten of the 16 matches were completed on Saturday, while the deadline for the remaining games is this weekend.
Last 32 results: Colin Carey and Steve Buchanan bt Brandon Stopforth and Keegan Maunder; David Jack and Ron Stonebridge bt Mark Davitt and Mike Chorley; Ian Budden and Tim Durrant bt Shaun Vickery and Peter Anthony; Ollie Taylor and Neville Taylor bt Nick Lear and Steve Lucas; Tony Sykes and Mike Cottrell bt Ricky Baker and Dan Smith; Richard Moyes and Nick Konig bt Carl Stopforth and Jay Buckingham; Tim Thompson and Jimmy Heard bt Dave Buxton and Gary Aitchison; Kevin Ruscoe and Dale Flint bt Neil Carthew and Kelvin Woodgate; Steve Jack and Paul Mitchell bt Ian Gunn and Adrian Tyrrell; Dave Milton and John Sampson bt Cameron Bundy and Mike Partridge.
Last 16 draw: Top half – Carey and Buchanan v Billy Sheppard and Richard Southward or Mike Collins and Andy Ogden; Gerry Franklin and David Grieve or Andy Hill and Mark Reeves v Steve Carey and Peter Garnsworthy or Tony Allsopp and James Lambden; Cliff Hagley and Craig Aitchison or Pete Guest and Russell Jarman v Jack and Stonebridge; Budden and Durrant v Taylor and Taylor. Bottom half – Roger Millett and Dave Horn or Ricky Cruse and Neil Forward v Sykes and Cottrell; Moyes and Konig v Thompson and Heard; Ruscoe and Flint v Jack and Mitchell; Milton and Sampson v Ollie Taylor and Kim Garnsworthy or Noel Thomas and David Wright.
Jan Carroll and Val Walker shared first place with Shirley Ward and Maureen Postles in the ladies' greensomes competition on Wednesday.
The pairs scored 22 Stableford points apiece over 11 holes and couldn't be separated after a series of countback scenarios.
Margot Seamer and Teresa Birchmore finished third with 20.
The club is playing host to its first ever Frog Racing event on Friday 1 March (7pm).
The event, for members and friends, will see six wooden frogs line up in eight races.
For more information, view the club's profile on Facebook, called ‘What's On At TGC’.