Buckingham win inter-club trophy

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Buckingham Golf Club have won the Captain’s Inter-Club Challenge Cup for the fourth time in the last five years.

Held at John O’Gaunt Golf Club, the trophy is contested by four pairs from each of the competing clubs: Buckingham, John O’Gaunt, Aspley Guise, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford & County, Whipsnade Park, South Beds and the Bedfordshire.

The format is better ball Stableford with all four scores counting.

Buckingham were clear winners by a margin of six shots with a total of 152 as the best pair’s score of 42 points came from Buckingham’s Ian Wilkinson & Guy Woolley.

South Beds were second and the Bedfordshire third.

Meanwhile, during a busy week at Buckingham Golf Club, Edward Jenks took the honours in the midweek Stableford with 42 points while Paul Skinner was second on 40 and Vince Horsler third with 38.

It was the the turn of the juniors next as they competed for the Wyatt Trophy.

In blustery weather, all competitors found the conditions a challenge but the trophy was won by Ed Selby-Lowndes after he racked up 33 points, two ahead of the fast-improving Oliver Clarke.

Saturday saw Alistair Brown win the Stableford competition with 43 points, one ahead of Ian Ream who beat Lee Moran to second place on countback.

On Sunday, a large field contested the August Medal and Mark Rimell headed Division One with a net 66 (gross 67), which as a result, will see him play off scratch next week.

Alan Miller was second having hit a net 68 while Michael Schofield (70) was third.

Sean Ross took Division Two after shooting a net 67 while Paul Shirley (68) was second and John Middleton third, also scoring 68.

The on-form Oliver Clarke headed Division Three with 65 to see another two shots off his handicap while Johnny Sanders was second two shots back and Richard Harper third with 69.

This week the Ladies competed for the Joan Eddy Cup.

Sue Holwell was the winner with a net 70, beating Sandra Siggers into second and Mo Dawson third, both returning score of 73.