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Wright rallies to seal Medal victory

Leamington Editorial 8th Oct, 2014 Updated: 9 hours ago

DAVID WRIGHT overcame a shaky start to clinch a narrow victory in the October Medal at Kenilworth Golf Club on Saturday.

The ten-handicapper dropped six shots on his opening three holes but staged a magnificent recovery to card an impressive 80, nett 70, which secured A Division success by virtue of a better back nine than Dean Sparrow 73, nett 70, and Phil Pegler 79, nett 70, while Paul Brewster 77, nett 71, finished fourth.

Sparrow did have the consolation of claiming the best gross prize.

Countback was needed to settle the B Division with Steven Parkes 79, nett 68, edging out Bob Harrison 79, nett 68, and Stuart Whitehead 81, nett 68. Paul Duke 84, nett 69 claimed fourth place just ahead of Kevan Witts 82, nett 70.

The C Division winner was Graham Morgan 85, nett 68, from Matthew Robins 87, nett 70, Colin Smith 87, nett 71, and Andy Kennell 91, nett 71.

ELSEWHERE, playing in the last tee-time on Sunday at Leamington & County Golf Club, Simon Farrall returned a card of two equal nine-hole scores of 40 shots which minus his playing handicap of 13 produced a competition-winning score of 67.

His effort earned him the Gaydon Trophy for the next 12 months as he edged out Alan Murdoch, who despite dropping two shots at the par five first hole fought back to take second place with a score of 85-17-68.

Third, fourth and fifth place went to Neil Garner (77-9-69), Simon Kaye (80-11-69) and Ian Salmon (80-11-69) respectively with Bill Watts (82-13-69) occupying the 6th spot.

Club champion Ian Jones, as steady as ever, took the prize for Best Gross with 73 shots edging out Jamie Goode on a countback.