GOLF: Brean win league derby

This is The West Country: GOLF: Brean win league derby GOLF: Brean win league derby

IT has been an up-and-down week for teams at Brean Golf Club.

The Avalon League team hosted Enmore Park in a toughlooking Division 2 clash at the Leisure Park.

In glorious weather, the two teams locked horns with the result being decided on the final green of the final match left on the course.

Steve Bateman and the recalled Steve Jones held their nerve to give victory to the home side 3-2.

Brean Seniors bowed out of the Seniors Somerset Bowl in the second round at Weston Golf Club last Monday.

The final game went the way of the opposition on the final green to seal a 3-2 result for Stockwood Vale. Brean’s points came from Barrie Tucker and Tony Roper and Pete Lock and Barrie Yearsley.

In another busy week of seniors fixtures, the team bounced back from the previous day’s defeat to record a comfortable home win over Fosseway.

In the first leg of the two-legged annual tie they won 5-1 and take a sizeable lead ahead of the second leg later in the summer.

The team of the day selected by captain Allen Fellingham included himself on this occasion as he and partner Dave Benjafield won the top match 6&5.

Phil Barry won the County Golfer Challenge qualifier at Brean on Saturday. His scorecard of 39 points was one clear of a trio of players on 38. He nowmoves forward to represent Brean in a regional final at Honiton in early August.

The 38 point scorers were led on countback by Roger Phillips ahead of Andy Chapple while Mike Porter had to settle for fourth spot.

Two Tonys led the way in the Super Series on the following day. Both Tony Romeo and Tony Richards thrived in the pleasant sunshine to score 41 points and were only separated following a countback.

Romeo just got the nod with a better back nine to take first prize.

Players who started early and late filled the next two spots and again required a countback to decide the finishing order.

Early riser Simon Baunton edged out the later starting Mark Hatfield after both scored 40 points for third position.

Results: County Golfer Challenge – 1 Phil Barry 39pts, 2 Roger Phillips 38, 3 Andy Chapple 38, 4 Mike Porter 38. Super Series – 1 Tony Romeo 41pts, 2 Tony Richards 41, 3 Simon Baunton 40.

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