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The leading duo from Saturday’s Stableford, Neil Barker (left) and Kevin Davies.

GOLF: Davies enjoys a win double at Brean

KEVIN Davies and Neil Barker finished top of the shop in the June Monthly Stableford on Saturday at Brean.

The duo both scored 41 points to win Divisions Two and Three respectively.

Barker enjoyed the largest winning margin of the three divisions as he ended five points better off than runner-up Barrie Tucker. Tucker edged out Mike Hurman for that position after a back nine countback.

Davies meanwhile, armed with his new custom fitted irons, only had a single point advantage in the end over Tony Aimson in the third flight.

Aimson was two clear of a couple of form men who tied for third. Dave Mann and Mel Brown both scored 39 with Mann winning the countback.

Club champion Dan Broom warmed up nicely for the defence of his title next weekend by claiming the Division One award. His excellent card of 40 points saw him win by three from Pete Barton with Adam Cox taking third on 35.

It was to be a weekend win double for Davies as he added a Sunday Super Series victory to his Stableford win of 24 hours earlier. Playing from the yellow tees this time around, he notched an impressive 47 points to win by two from Les Byrne.

Byrne, who like Davies, is also enjoying his new set of irons, scored 45 points and with it relegated Mel Brown to third. Brown maintained his stellar run of form, returning yet another 40+ scorecard with 44 points going against his name this time.

Fourth place went to John Ham on 42 with Mike Bromley returning 41 in his first competition since joining the club to end up fifth.

After honours finished even in the opening Avalon Series game last month it was the Pete Barton-led B team that took victory in the second game. The prevailed by a 3-2 margin and go 1-0 up in the five match series. Match three takes place in early July when Dan Broom’s men will no doubt be out for revenge.

The Brean Ladies pairing of Lyn Bird and Eileen Parnell have progressed to round four of the Ladies Daily Mail Foursomes courtesy of their third round win over the Clevedon pairing on Friday. Bird and Parnell travelled up the North Somerset coast to take on their opponents on their own course and enjoyed a fruitful day on the greens which ultimately led to their victory.

They won by a 3&2 margin and now await the draw for the next round which could see them venturing further a field as they are the last Somerset pairing remaining in the competition.

Mel Brown is currently proving what a strange game golf can be at times as after a few weeks of struggles he has suddenly hit top form. This continued for him as he secured the Vic Rowe Trophy for the best overall score in the Seniors June Stableford which was played on the opening day of the new month.

He took top spot in Division Two, finishing a single point clear of Ken Ponter and two clear of third placed John Ham.

Scoring was not as hot in the top flight where Ham’s score would have been good enough to claim a win but as it was John Procter’s return of 41 points was victorious. He enjoyed a comfortable four point advantage over his nearest challengers, John Cranley and Brian Read, who both scored 37. Cranley was awarded second place on a back nine countback.


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