GOLF: Douglas takes August Medal at Brean

GOLF: Douglas takes August Medal at Brean

GOLF: Douglas takes August Medal at Brean

First published in Sport

PETE Douglas produced a stunning nett 63 to win the Seniors August Medal at Brean Golf Club with shots to spare.

He raced to the turn in a three under par gross 32 last Tuesday morning, in probably the worst of the wet conditions – and his back nine of 41 gave him a four-stroke cushion over Tony Roper.

Roper was two clear of a pair of players on 69 who tied for third spot with George Stratford just edging out Barry Fisher for the ‘bronze’ position.

Douglas now sees his handicap drop into single figures as a result of his success.

Chris Payne has been threatening a low round for a few weeks now but has often struggled to string two good nine holes together.

Saturday’s Super Series was a different matter, though, as he racked up a superb 45 points to win by four.

Despite dropping four shots to par in the last five holes, he still held a comfortable advantage over Suzanne Hatfield, who took the runners-up position.

Fresh from a midweek lesson, Hatfield put the advice to good effect as she produced a round which saw her handicap drop another shot to 18.

Third place went to Murray Parsons on 37.

The annual mixed match against Worlebury was hosted by Brean on Sunday with the Breanbury Trophy up for grabs.

The match was a close affair and the final scoreline reflected that with both sides earning 3.5 apiece to end all square overall.

Results: Seniors Medal – 1 Pete Douglas 73-10-63, 2 Tony Roper 86-19-67, 3 George Stratford 92-23-69.

Super Series – 1 Chris Payne 45pts, 2 Suzanne Hatfield 41, 3 Murray Parsons 37.

Super Series – 1 Tony Groves 39pts, 2 Pete Dunn 38, 3 Phil Barry 37.

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