This Week's News
The Fairhurst Cup, one of Newbury & Crookham Golf Clubs most coveted prizes, was played for over two days this weekend with the field being cut for the second day to the top 54 players and ties. The cut was made at 74 giving 55 competitors the chance to do battle in reverse score order for the final round. There were some notable scores over the two days with Kevin Dunks, Andy Charlick and Harry Bowness each scoring net 65’s on day two. Consistency over two days however, is the key to winning the Fairhurst Cup and with scores of net 66 on day one followed by net 68 on day two for a tournament total of 134 was good enough for Sean Curry to win the 94 year old trophy. Harry Bowness (73+65=138), Martin McAuley (70+68=138) and promising junior Simon Mead (67+71=138) were all tied for second place.
Fairhurst Cup Winner Sean Curry and Club Captain Dean Mavis
The Ladies Priston Cup was played alongside the May medal won by Sylvia Davis with a net core of 78. Sylvia also won the Bronze division of the May medal closely followed by Judith Birch with net 79. The Silver division was won by Jill Edwardes with net 71 followed by Karen Smith with net 73.
The midweek medal was won by Nigel Young with 40pts followed by Peter Hayward and John Claridge with 39pts each.
The Ron Stanbrook qualifier was won on countback by Chris Benson with 38pts, Tom Ponton was 2nd also with 39 and Steve Myers and Colin Sturgess were a point further back with 38pts.
Rob Fleming won his 18 hole play-off against Colin Sturgess to win the Newbury & Crookham Medal, both players scored net 65’s a week earlier to tie for the lead.
The Newbury & Crookham, ‘Pussey Catts’, team of David Catt, Derry Lewis, Simon Barrett and Tod Jones won the Stena Line Senior Gents Open 2018 at Kilkenny City with scores of 33pts on day one, 40pts on day two and 42 pts on day three for an overall total of 198pts and victory by 3pts.