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Home comforts are key in Seniors Mixed Open

Leamington Editorial 28th May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ASHLEY HAYWARD and Lesley Cheslin made the most of home advantage to win the Seniors Mixed Open at Kenilworth Golf Club.

The home club pair amassed 40 points to finish well clear of David and Barbara Fairclough (Sutton Coldfield) 37 and Ian and Suzanne Hudson (Shirley) 36.

David and Margaret King (Redditch) finished fourth on countback from Mick and Glen Graham (Kirby Muxloe), Robin and Anne O’Connell (Kenilworth) and Dave Potter and Chris Grady (Naughton Downs) after all four pairs scored 35 points.

Colin and Patricia Tanner (Redditch) won the best front nine prize, while Nick Wright and Kate Bridgewater (Kenilworth) claimed the best back nine and David Croxton (Cold Ashby) took the nearest the pin award.

Countback was required to determine the winners of the ladies’ Coronation Foursomes.

Lyn Blasdale and Judith Wells prevailed and go forward to the area finals later in the summer by virtue of a better back nine than Maggie Smith and Cath Hoare after both pairs scored 34 points.

The annual Mercia Carpets AM/AM, kindly sponsored by Ollie and Vicki Pearman, saw success for the quartet of Maggie Smith, Sue Rattenbury, Jean Turrall and Anne Hastings with 77 points.

Lynda McCarthy, Theresa Wright, Lyn Blasdale and Ann Peake finished runners-up with 74 from Karen McKenna, Anne Gilmore, Barbara Drew and Sue Drew 73, plus Barbara Everett, Sue Jordan, Anne Stewart and Judith Mann 71.

Meanwhile, Thomas Higgitt won the May Extra Medal at Crewe Lane with an outstanding 42 points from Nic Wallis 40 and Neil Chatwin 39.

The Division Two winner was Jonathan Higgitt with 38 points from Peter Minshaw 37 and David Sutherland 35.

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