JASON Allies and Paul Wakely were triumphant after being involved in the tightest of finishes to The Worcestershire Golf Club’s Coronation Cup Men’s Open.

The duo and fellow home pairing Andy McCabe and Tom Howells both posted nett scores of 138.5, but secured the title on the back six.

Playing 18-holes foursomes and 18 holes better-ball, Simon Phillips and John Wootton came third on 141.5 from a field of 38 pairs while club chairman Miceal Hanna and Bill Thomas finished fourth on 143.

Two scratch golfers and their partners fought it out for the gross prize with Peter Lupino (0) and Steve Bradshaw (8) successful on 143 from Steven Lane (0) and Dave Jones (9) on 145.5.

The best nett score in the morning round went to Andrew Middleton and Darren Clayton on 74.5, whilst Steve Webb and Roger Turner posted 64 in the afternoon.

The Best Visitors Prize went to Oliver Field and Stewart Logan from Cotswold Hills with a total 144 for the day.

The mid-week medal saw a win for Barry Tuck, his nett 71 beating Nigel Allam by two, with David Jeynes third on 75.

In the nine-hole stableford, Alan Homfray was well ahead on 21 points, with Patrick Davis on 17 and Michael Taylor on 16.

In inter-club matches,The Worcestershire’s Seniors enjoyed a good 5:1 home victory against old rivals Evesham.

The winners were Nigel Teale and Howard Guest 2&1, David Radley and Tony Pawson 6&5, James Noon and Andy Peet 4&2, Terry Cox and Andrew Colston 2&1 and James Ferguson and Rick Lewis one up.

The club’s Ladies were also successful, taking a 2:1 home win against The Herefordshire.

There was success for match captain Pam Emery-Reynolds with partner Liz Pool, and Ladies’ vice captain Sue Boardman with Kay Bromley. Jill Exell and Ruth Scott lost on the 18th.

The Worcestershire’s B team suffered a rare 3½ : 2½ defeat to visitors Burghill Valley at Malvern Wells despite fielding a strong squad of players who showed great determination throughout the contest.

Home team captain Peter Basten and Mark Read got the match off to a great start with a 4&2 victory over Stuart Griffiths and Paul Jones.

Mike Bolton and Tim Sinden won 4&3 before Burghill took the ascendency with victories of 5&4 over Steve Homes and Mike Day, 6&5 over Shaun Porritt and Steve Carter and 3&2 over Will Jones and Jerry Hibbert.

Home players Mike Bothma and Peter Pearson secured a half to complete the scoring in a titanic battle.