September 27th, 2016

Sollis captures Centenary Trophy

Sollis captures Centenary Trophy Sollis captures Centenary Trophy
Ladies' captain Debbie Donoghue (left) and club captain Warren McDivitt (right) present the Barbara Stanley honours to John Ward and Sonia Ward (centre). (s)
Updated: 9:52 am, Sep 15, 2015

STUART Sollis claimed victory in the men’s Centenary Trophy contest which attracted 66 players at Broadway Golf Club at the weekend on a day when the weather and course conditions were near perfect.

The scoring reflected this as Sollis strode into first place with an outstanding 65 nett. Close on his tail, but losing out on countback, was second placed Simon Jennings, leaving Dan Lamb to take third with an excellent 66. Paul Wragby achieved lowest gross on the day with a splendid 72.

The ladies followed later in the week, competing in their England Golf Medal and Winifred Stephens Trophy, donated in 1962 by Winifred for the previous year’s Medal winners to enter.

Although the weather stayed fine, the greens were tricky to read and the scoring reflected this. Doing well to come in with 76 nett was Division One winner Veronica Rudd, ahead of Nadine Simpkin and Molly King-Smith who achieved second and third places respectively on countback.

In Division Two, Maggie McDivitt found magnificent form to take first position with an excellent 73 nett. Taking second was Sue Jones with 76 nett and third was Chris Parkinson with 79.

Meanwhile, Broadway’s mixed teams came out in force to compete in the Barbara Stanley Trophy. Presented in 1966 by the family, the trophy was intended to commemorate Barbara’s time as one of Broadway’s first lady captains.

The afternoon began with torrential storms, almost threatening a course closure. The rain began to subside, however, leaving the 20 participating pairs to play their Foursomes Stableford in very soggy conditions.

Overcoming the elements, John and Sonia Ward did incredibly well to achieve first place with a fine score of 35 points, ahead of Bernie and Debbie Donoghue who took a commendable second with 34. Lin and Mike Everitt brought in 33 points to take a well deserved third.

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