11:10am Monday 19th August 2013
IMPROVING golfer Lisa Digings won the ladies’ Carrington Cup with a steady nett 71 as part of a treble at The Worcestershire.
She also bagged the August Medal and the Bronze Division at the Malvern Wells course.
First competed for nearly a century ago when members played on Malvern Common, the cup is one of their oldest, more prestigious trophies for women.
A medal round played off handicap, it is combined with the EWGA monthly medal for August.
Second was Penny Stevenson, also from the Bronze Division, with 73.
Pauline Belsham won the Silver Division with 74 from Chris Urry (75), while in the Copper Division Pauline Taylor took the honours with 75 from Margaret Duncan.
A nine-hole competition went to Sally Agnew with 20 points from former ladies’ captain Esme Davy on 17.
In matches, The Worcestershire’s men’s ‘A’ team entertained Evesham but finished the season in slightly disappointing fashion, only managing a 3-3 draw.
The club now face an anxious wait to see if they can retain the ‘A’ Team League Trophy which they won for the first time last year.
Evesham, Kidderminster and Sapey no longer pose a threat but Droitwich and Worcester Golf and Country Club could still catch them.
There were wins for the ever-reliable pairing of Paul Wakely (11 handicap) and Gerald Bird (6) and Mark Read (5) and the fast-improving Richard Sebok (10), both 4&3.
Tom Howells (4) and captain Andy McCabe (5) just managed the win one up after the latter held his nerve from five feet on the 18th hole.
There were losses for Brian Kendall (12) and Kevin Carter (6) and Geoff Fox (5) and Andy Dunster (6), both one down, while Phil Birch (6) and Lee Whittall went down 2&1 against an inspired Evesham pairing.
Twenty-four players represented the ‘A’ team during the season with good displays and dedication.
Meanwhile, club captain Mike Sterry led The Worcestershire to another 3-3 draw at home, this time against Ludlow.
Barry Schofield’s ‘C’ team lost 4-2 at Worcester Golf and Country Club but the ladies secured a creditable 2-2 draw in their friendly at Kidderminster.
The best golf produced a fine 6&5 win by Brenda Jones and Maureen Riley, while captain Jan Kirkland and Pam Emery-Reynolds secured a 2&1 win.
The other two pairs, Jill Piner with Ann Moody and Faith Tubb with Helen Thomas, both lost tight matches on the 18th.
Sterry enjoyed great support when he took 44 golfers to Rogerstone, Newport, for his captain’s away day.
The individual stableford was won by John Monk on 43 points, ahead of McCabe (42) and Mike Hanna (41).
The team prize went to McCabe, Mel Stocker, Billy Fahey and Gary Hartland with a total of 133.
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