Friends are all smiles after Challis Cup win - The Evesham Observer

Friends are all smiles after Challis Cup win

Evesham Editorial 11th Jul, 2018   0

FOURTEEN teams competed in the Challis Cup at Broadway Golf Club and it was John and Frances Friend who secured victory with an impressive score of plus four.

Donated in 1979 by former ladies captain Gwen Challis in memory of her husband Frederick, the trophy was intended for married couples only.

The format chosen was a Greensomes Bogey and teams were optimistic as they went out to enjoy their afternoon of golf in glorious sunshine.

Club captain Bernard Donoghue and Debbie Donoghue were runners-up with an excellent plus three, leaving Les and Annabelle Carter third on countback.

BROADWAY hosted its Ladies Open and welcomed 69 competitors from 17 clubs across the country.

A 3-ball Alliance was chosen as the format, with two scores to count on each hole. Home, mixed and away prizes were awarded and Broadway’s team of Brenda Corfield, Diana Chambers and Juliet Enderby carded a tremendous 77 points to take the first ‘home’ prize, with Frances Friend, Fran Andrews and Jane Atkins matching the impressive score but finishing second on countback.

Winners of the mixed category with a superb 74 points was home player Sheila Lawson with visiting team members Gwen Knight (Stinchcombe) and Christina McDonald (Stratford).

Second with 73 were Broadway’s Juliet Bourne, Anne Whaley (Woburn) and Jenny Kelley (Blackwell).

The winning ‘away’ team clearly found the course to their liking as Lyn Usher (Cotswold Club), Margaret Eynon (North Oxford) and Scilla Dudding (Oxford Ladies) brought in an impressive 73 to clinch the title. Travelling from Bransford, Jenny Bennett, June Atkinson and Abi Nixon took a deserved second with 72.

Ladies captain Maggie McDivitt was delighted to announce her charity fund for Cobalt had grown by a fabulous £312 on the day through the sale of raffle tickets and kind donations.

THE MEN competed in Division One and Two Medals at the weekend and, with unbroken sunshine and the course in great condition, conditions were perfect for the 70 competitors.

In Division One, Steve Moore strode into first position with an outstanding 65 nett ahead of juniors captain Scott Davis in second with 68. Will Icke was third with 70.

In Division Two, Tony Reeve scored a fine 62 nett to take first place, with Adam Barnfield second with 67 and Harry Hawthorne third with 71.

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