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GOLF: Bateman bags Gold
2:00pm Monday 9th June 2014 in Sport
STEVE Bateman was one of the first players out on the Brean Golf course on Sunday morning and he also ended the day in first place in the June Monthly Medal which had the EGU Gold Medal running alongside it.
The weather was dry during play but a stiff breeze blowing from an unusual direction led to no one in the large field beating their handicap. Bateman was the best in Division One with his nett 70 finished 3 ahead of Club Champion Dan Broom.
Neil Barker took the Division Two honours with a nett 71 leading Ian Adams home by 4. Gordy Wheelaghan claimed Division Three with his nett 73 and Phil Barry was the runner up on 75.
Ladies Captain Annie Williams was the Ladies winner ahead of Gail Mason.
## JIM McLauchlan claimed his first Seniors win for a while as he secured their June Stableford along with the Vic Rowe Trophy today - 38 points was his winning score and his winning margin was a single point over the inform Bill Griffin, who featured around the top of a leaderboard for the second week running.
Third place was taken by Ken Ponter who matched his handicap with his 36 point card.
Earlier in the week over a third of the field either matched or beat their handicap in June’s Seniors Medal and the bunched up scoring meant the countback rules did some overtime.
The top three all scored nett 68's with the win being awarded to Barrie Yearsley on the better back nine holes. Mike Allen was deemed to be the runner up just edging out John Sherwood.
## The Division Six Avalon League team recorded a narrow home win on Saturday afternoon against a strong Minehead side.
The final game was decided on the final green as Graham Foy and Clive Goode brought the result home in the favour of the hosts.
Pete Barton and Dave Bradley also continued their winning ways by chalking up their 5th wins in 5 games together.
Murray Parsons hit the shot of the day as he holed in one on the 17th in the Pro Shop Stableford on Saturday.
His 8 iron shot found the bottom of the cup when it came to rest and allowed him to scoop the Two's pot as per the club rules.
He did however not win the event as two players bettered his 38 point total.
Mike Porter and new member Gavin Nicol both scored impressive cards of 42 with Porter's better back nine denying Nicol a debut win.
Results 03.06.14 Seniors Medal 1, Barrie Yearsley 78-10-68 2, Mike Allen 84-16-68 3, John Sherwood 96-28-68 05.06.14
Seniors Stableford 1, Jim McLauchlan 38pts 2, Bill Griffin 37pts 3, Ken Ponter 36pts 07.06.14
Pro Shop Stableford 1, Mike Porter 42pts 2, Gavin Nicol 42pts 3, Murray Parsons 38pts
08.06.14 Monthly Medal Div One 1, Steve Bateman 74-4-70 2, Dan Broom 79-6-73 3, Stuart Wills 79-6-73
Div Two 1, Neil Barker 88-17-71 2, Ian Adams 93-18-75 3, Pete Dunn 93-18-76
Div Three 1, Gordy Wheelaghan 96-23-73 2, Phil Barry 95-20-75 3, Mike Smith 103-26-77 Ladies 1, Annie Williams 2, Gail Mason 3, Irene Trumper