GOLF: Dunn deal for Pete at Brean

This is The West Country: GOLF: Dunn deal for Pete at Brean GOLF: Dunn deal for Pete at Brean

PETE Dunn is enjoying a good run of form in recent weeks and he was the top scorer in the March Monthly Stableford at Brean Golf Club on Sunday.

Dunn led the way on 38 as he claimed Division 2 glory, ending a single point ahead of Steve Mason.

Roger Vaughan is another who is making a habit of winning lately especially when it is windy.

He was the winner of the top flight with 36 points, two in front of Captain-elect Stuart Wills, who featured an eagle two at the 5th on his scorecard.

Thirty-three points was the winning score in the Third Division and two players handed in that figure. Nigel Ellis shaded the countback on the back nine from Graham Foy to claim the win.

Former Club Captain Dave Bradley finished top of the score chart in the Winter League round at Brean on Saturday. He was the only player to reach the 40 point mark and this bettered the rest of the field by 3. Bradley's handicap also got reduced back down to 16.

The chasing pack was led by Phil Hodgson on 37, a score also matched by Pat Mullholland but he missed out after a countback.

Tim Durbin made a rare appearance in a Seniors Medal and romped away with a win.

He needed just 86 shots to cover the Brean course and when his handicap of 22 was deducted a nett 64 brought him victory by five shots from Pete Douglas.

Douglas was awarded the runners up spot on countback as Roger Phillips also matched that score but lost out on the back nine total.

l THE Scottish team took the honours in the annual international match between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales for club members at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club at the weekend.

Over 120 players took part in the Stableford format with the winning team decided on the best average score.

The contest could not have been closer with the average score having to be taken down to three decimal places to determine the result with Scotland on 25.04 points average, beating England into second place with 25.036 points average.

The best individual score of the day with 36 points was by Chris Perry.

Clive Matthews was next with 35 and with seven players tied in third with 32 points it demonstrated how difficult the course was playing in the cool wind which was blowing across the course.

Wales finished third and, unlike their winning Six Nations Rugby Union counterparts, Ireland took home the wooden spoon.

Frank Ellis, the Scottish team Captain, made the winning speech on behalf of his team at the dinner in the evening which is also themed with dishes from the four home nations.

The Ladies’ match was won by Wales with Ireland second, Scotland third and England fourth.

Burnham & Berrow are through to the third round of The Mail on Sunday national Golf Club Classic after a 5 – 0 home win against Cannington Golf Club.

On another windy day, the team played some excellent golf in very tricky conditions to secure the victory.

Results – Neil Darby won 1up, Andy Harriott won 7&6, Glyn Petrie won 3&1, Harvey Sampson won 9&7 and Adrian Deakins won 5&4.

Geoff Sloman won the Seniors Stableford with 37 points on a count back after he had tied with Winston Antill, and Jane Powell won the Ladies Medal with a Net 80.

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