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Paul Duke wins Garrard Cup qualifier

Paul Duke wins Garrard Cup qualifier Paul Duke wins Garrard Cup qualifier
Updated: 4:35 pm, May 14, 2015

PAUL Duke turned on the style to win the Garrard Cup qualifier at Kenilworth Golf Club on Saturday.

The 14 handicapper carded 80, nett 66, to finish three shots clear at the top of Division A from Roger Jones 78, nett 69.

Countback was required to determine the outcome in Division B with Jeff Naysmith 86, nett 69, edging out Daniel Packwood 85, nett 69, by virtue of a better back nine.

Scratch golfer Luke Northwood took the best gross prize after posting a level par 71.

Meanwhile, 120 golfers in 40 teams took part in the Ladies Spring Open at Crewe Lane.

A total of 30 clubs were represented from as far afield as Wales and, in wet and windy conditions, Kenilworth’s Judith Mann (Kenilworth) teamed up with Coventry Golf Club duo Gill Kettle and Clare Cordery-Campbell to win the popular event.

The runners-up were Kenilworth duo Alison Seymour Mead and Karen McKenna with Liz Betts (Walsall), from Peta Vincent (Kilworth Springs), Rachel Rusted (Coventry) and Di McCormick (Nuneaton), while Lynn Blasdale (Kenilworth), Sharon Bolus (Nuneaton) and Angela Guy (Nuneaton) finished fourth.

The best back nine winners were Lynda McCarthy (Kenilworth), Pam Williams (Royal Porthcawl) and Sheila Morrow (Wenvoe Castle), while Lesley Cheslin (Kenilworth), Barbara Emberson (Ladbroke Park) and Cherry Matthews (Kenilworth) took the best front nine prize.

Age triumphed at Warwick Golf Club after two stalwarts claimed victory in the May medal.

John Boag won the First Division Medal with an impressive 82 gross minus 17 handicap for 65 net.

The Second Division was won by Warwick’s oldest member Roly Scandrett, who carded a steady 90 gross minus 22 handicap for 68 net.

His nearest contender was Dave Ward with 97 – 26 for 71 net. Scandrett also won the Pam Boag committee cup in honour of John Boag’s deceased wife.