PAUL WHITEHOUSE travelled from Australia to see off the challenge of 130 golfers to become Broadway Seniors Open champion.
Whitehouse, from the Royal Fremantle Golf Club in Western Australia, played the course for the first time on a day of sunshine and showers but scored a staggering 38 points to win by a single point.
He was provided with a membership pack but felt the daily commute may be a little too far!
The competition attracted 133 golfers from more than 40 clubs, with B Howe (Handsworth) taking second place from Iain Sidford (Redditch) on countback.
Tadmarton’s Robert Branch took fourth on 37 points on countback from home player Len Flint.
John Tookey had an excellent nett 70 to win the Men’s Founders Cup in a competition which attracted 70 entries.
Tookey finished one shot ahead of Mark Evans to win the prestigious trophy, which was donated to the club in 1925 by its founder, Dr C T Standring.
Matt Magee was third on countback from Paul O’Hagan, who achieved the lowest gross on the day with a superb 76.
Hazel Balding and Esther Pettitt qualified for the area finals of the LGU Peugeot Coronation Foursomes after victory on countback.
With a dreary and damp start, scoring was a challenge, but Balding and Pettitt won with a commendable 31 points from runners-up Louise Foulkes and Bev Howard and third placed Maggie McDivitt and Veronia Rudd on countback.
Annabelle Carter and Liz Smith were fourth with 30 points.