THE Worcestershire junior Grace Bowen won the best nett in the West of England Amateur Open Championship at Bath.

She shot 71 in round one and followed it up with 76 for a total of 147 to triumph by one shot from Megan Bartlett, of Knowle, and Claire McCathie, of Sunningdale.

At the Malvern Wells club, Phil Bayliss won the senior captain’s day competition on countback from Sam Macleod with both recording 38 stableford points.

In the ladies Tuesday medal, Diane Meakin finished with four pars to take Division One with 72 nett ahead of Pat Rose on 74 and Pauline Belsham on 75.

Isabel Carmichael topped Division Two with 74 and Jan Bartlett pipped Kate Foster on countback for second with both on 76.

Norma Pottinger won the nine-hole stableford with 18 points.

Vic Hammond claimed the midweek medal with 72 nett and Nick Scanlan the nine-hole competition with 23 stableford points.

In the seniors' tankard round one, Martin Field topped the field with 37 stableford points from David Radley on 35 and Derek Wolfendale on 33.

Many seemed to thrive in wet conditions in the June medal.

Nick Day recorded 10 pars and a birdie to take Division One and the overall medal with a nett 69.

Wickes Potgeiter and Brian Kendall both came in with 70.

In Division Two, Matthew Brookes birdied the first hole on his way to 69 in front of Mike Bothma on 72 and Philip Hirons on 73.

Steven Field led Division Three with 70 followed by Ron Gordon on 71 and Barry Schofield on 74.

The Worcestershire B team lost 4-3 at home to Broadway in their annual friendly fixture in wet weather.

Seven pairs competed for each club with The Worcestershire wins for team captain Peter Basten and debutant Alex Garwood-Gowers, Potgeiter and Colin Jones and Will Jones and Simon Phillips.

But Broadway won the last game to secure victory.