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GOLF: Aimson secures first success at Brean after nett 62

TONY Aimson collected his maiden trophy win at Brean as he secured the Tom Childs Flag Trophy.

Aimson shot a nett 62 which gave him seven extra shots to move his golf ball as far as possible around the course.

He completed the first hole the second time around and he came within a foot of doing the same at the second.

Ending up about a foot from the hole meant that Aimson defeated Gordy Wheelaghan by a few feet to collect the Trophy played in memory of his ex father-in-law.

In-form Bob Pelzer took third place as he also ended on the second green and slightly closer to the hole than fourth placed than Jeff Read who finished his stroke allowance just short of the putting surface.

Ladies event

In the Ladies event it was Millie Jones who took the win using her stroke allowance for the event to end on the second hole.

She had a superb nett 65 which was impressively matched by Lyn Bird and the duo had five strokes apiece on the extra holes.

Jones finished on the second hole after hitting her tee shot while Bird ended as she completed the first hole. Third place after a nett 67 was Gail Mason who also finished on the first hole.

Monthly Medal

The Monthly Medal rounded out the weeks action at Brean on Sunday, and as always in October, two trophies were on offer.

Kevin Davies claimed one of them with his superb nett 63 which was the best Division Three score as well as being the best of the day too. Davies led home Paul Bacon by two and was five clear of the third-placed Bob Pelzer.

The Fred Baker Shield was contested by the Division One and Two players and it was the Division Two victor Tony Richards who claimed that one.

For Richards it was a much closer run thing though with a countback required to separate himself from Mats Mattsson. The Welshman beat the Swede on the back nine with Tony McCann third on 70.

Leighton Jenkins was the winner of Division One with his nett 67. This included a brace of twos which claimed him a third of the rolled-over twos pot as well. Runner-up on 68 was Barry Roe with Kevin White rueing a couple of poor holes early in his back nine which left him in third on 69.

Ladies Bogey

Bev Cranley was the winner of the Ladies Bogey Trophy after her score of +6. This saw the Lady Captain-elect Cranley finish one better than Lyn Bird who carded an impressive +5 which included the only two of the event at the fourth.

Shirley Marlow defeated the current Lady Captain, Linda Edmondson, in a countback for third spot after both returned 0 scores.

Seniors Eclectic

Don Edmondson won the opening round of the Seniors Eclectic courtesy of his nett 65 on Tuesday morning. He was one clear of two 66 shooters in Roger Blackwell and Alan Eboe. Blackwell was declared the runner-up after a back nine countback.

Mike Short’s Seniors team lost out in their match at Cricket St Thomas on Thursday. The hosts won by a 4-2 scoreline but with all matches reaching at least the 17th green it was a closely-fought contest.

PGA leader

PGA Professional Andrew March and his soon-to-be PGA Trainee Assistant Josh Heseltine-Smith both took part in the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Medal at Stinchcombe Hill last Wednesday.

March posted a level par round of 68 at the Dursley course and this was matched soon after by Heseltine-Smith who was making his debut in the weekly winter Medals.

The duo ended the day in a four-way share of second place, four strokes behind the winner. The result also saw March take over the top spot in the Total Triumph Order of Merit by a narrow margin from Giuseppe Licata from Filton.

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