Summer competitions come to an end at Buckingham Golf Club

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The summer season reached its climax at Buckingham Golf Club with the conclusion of the summer-long competitions.

The Captain’s Scratch Cup – for the best 8 gross scores in Medal competitions throughout the season – was won by youngster, Michael Schofield, with a brilliant aggregate total of 592 – an average of 74 strokes per round. That put him a massive 17 strokes clear of second-placed man, Paul Skinner.

The corresponding Blue Riband Trophy – for the best aggregate nett scores – was won by Des Lovett with an excellent total of 542 – an average nett 67 strokes per round. Second place went to Jack Roberts on 546, with Colin Priest a further four strokes back.

In the Dr Stableford Cup, the fight for the top placings was much tighter as Tim Kirtley took top spot with an aggregate 231 points, averaging 38.5 points per round. Paddy McCrossan lost out by just one point, with John Field a further point adrift in third place.

In the ladies’ October medal, Kerry Sumner headed Division One with an excellent nett 69, putting her a full six strokes clear of three other ladies, Lindsey Sanders was second from Helen Bateman and Doreen Woolley. Fiona Robb won Division Two, also with a nett 69, but she was only one stroke clear of youngster Karen Robinson. There was a clear gap of four strokes to Rhona Sayer in third place.