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Golf - Lane lives up to his ranking in the cup
3:52pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in Sport
STEVEN Lane claimed a comfortable win in the Worcestershire Golf Club’s Parker Cup, which is a 36-hole singles competition played off scratch.
Lane, the club’s top player and fresh from playing for Worcestershire in the England Counties finals at Beau Desert, established a formidable lead over his opponent, Andy McCabe, in the morning round and cruised to victory.
The competition was played as part of the Malvern Wells club’s finals day, which also featured the Meredith Cup handicap singles.
Steve Carter, off 19 handicap, made good use of the six strokes conceded by his opponent, Andy Perkins, and established a good lead over the first 18 holes. After lunch, Perkins managed to reduce this lead, but eventually lost on the 15th green by 3&2.
In the Ledbury Cup foursomes over 18 holes, two of the club’s bright young prospects, Tom Howells and Lee Whittall, produced some quality play and, despite having to concede 11 strokes to their more senior opponents John Poulton and Barry Tuck, were always ahead and won on the 16th by 3&2.
Meanwhile, the annual match between the ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams was played as a 15-a-side stableford competition and resulted in a win for the ‘A’ team with 492 points, Paul Wakeley being their topscorer with 42.
Club captain Jim Wilde was top-scorer in the ‘B’ team, who came second with 478 points, while Nigel Teale with 35 was the best in the ‘C’ team’s score of 446.
In the club’s ladies’ section, Di Wilde won the Perrins Cup, played over 36 holes, in fine style when she beat Alison Tuck at the 29th hole.
Wilde then followed this victory up by winning the Cup Winners’ Cup with a nett 75, from Pat Rose and Jen Bishop, who both shot 76.
The ladies’ monthly medal was won by Jackie Marks with a nett 77 on count-back from Rose, with Jill Exell (79) third.
In Division One of the Tuesday stableford, Cathy Harris finished top with 34 points from Rose (29), who pipped June Jones on count-back for second place.
In Division Two, Cynthia Guest (29) beat Janet Manning- Cox 29 on count-back, while Faith Tubb won Division Three with 28 points.