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Martin Williams guides 'Europe' to victory over 'USA'

Evesham Editorial 24th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM SENIORS Captain’s Day become a Ryder Cup-style contest, with ‘Europe’ edging out the ‘USA’.

The Senior Captain Martin Williams led the Europe contingent, with Vice-Captain Ian Wood taking the USA role.

The competition was played over six holes of greensomes, six holes of fourball better ball and six holes of singles.

After a keenly-fought contest in which Europe won the fourball and singles with the USA taking the greensomes, the match was won by Europe by 76.5  points to 67.5.

STEVE DEAKIN took first place when  Evesham GC Seniors competed in the David Taylor Flag Competition.

The event is a slightly different medal format with all players starting with an allowance of 72 shots, the par for the course, plus their individual handicap allowance. Having teed off on their first hole all players then continue around the course until such time as they have used up all their shots at which point they place a flag at the point where their final shot comes to lie.

On a day of mixed scoring some flags started to appear as early as the 14th hole and then appeared on a regular basis thereafter.

Deakin was the winner, with Ian Tait in second place. Both players making it to their 19th hole with Deakin finishing closer to the pin.

Third place went to Steve Metcalf who holed out on the 18th.

MEL Evans, Julie Winter and Lady Captain Conryn Abbot were the winners of the Evesham Ladies’ monthly medal.

A total of 34 ladies played in the competition, with the weather and course conditions were ideal. Many of the ladies found the course played a lot easier than on previous occasions.

Mel Evans won Division One with a very respectable net 73, followed by Joan Hunt (net 76) and Annie Bird (net 79).

Julie Winter was the overall winner Division Two, with a net score of 71, well played,  ahead of Margaret Williams (net 77) and Carolyn Washbourne (net 79).

In Division Three, Lady Captain, Conryn Abbott also had a very good game with net 74,and Lesley Kewley (net 80) was second  and Angela Fletcher (net 81) third.