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Shurmer and Smith are crowned at Coronation
4:20pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Sport
Shurmer and Nick Smith won the Malvern Wells club’s most prestigious open event for the 36-hole Coronation Cup.
Playing off handicaps of two and five respectively, Shurmer and Smith recorded nett scores of 66 in the morning better-ball and 69.5 in the afternoon foursomes to achieve a superb total of 135.5.
Their nearest rivals were fellow The Worcestershire members Lee Whittall (7) and Jason Allies (5) with 68 and 75 for 143.
Club-mates Richard Sebok (10) and Michael Hanna (14) totalled 145 to beat Paul Jones (7) and Colin Jones (12) by just half-a-point for third place.
The visitors’ prize went to D Walters and R Kealey from Brand Hall (146) with the best gross taken by I Benzie and M Hannaford from Minchinhampton (152).
The best morning round went to Tom Howells and Brian Kendall (66) with the afternoon’s best from Minchinhampton’s E Clarke and P Graham (72).
There were holes-in-one at the 194-yard fifth hole by both M Hill and P Graham.
The mid-week medal saw excellent scoring with a win for Andrew Meredith on nett 65.
Second in Division One was Sebok on 68 with Anthony Pullen third on 72.
The clear winner of Division Two was Charles Carmichael with a total of 68 from Keith Peplow (72) and Bob Rogers (72).
Meanwhile, The Worcestershire’s ladies were playing for the Peg Evans Cup Stableford.
In excellent conditions, ever-improving golfer Alison Tuck took the Silver Division and the cup with 41 points.
Jill Piner was second with 39 with Pat Rose third on 34.
Helen Thomas recorded 39 to win the Bronze Division from Viviene Marsden (36) who edged Laura Speers on count-back. Not to be outdone by her husband, Isobel Carmichael won the Copper Division with 33 from Sally Agnew (32) and Sharon Williams (31).
Pauline Taylor took the nine-hole stableford with 18 points from long-standing member Esme Davy.
In recent matches, the men’s ‘B’ team lost 4-2 at Droitwich, while the ‘C’ team beat the same club at home 3½-2½. A mixed team travelled to Cotswold Hills but, despite wins by Doreen Hunt with Mike Dobel and April Wilding with Andy Greene, the home team won 6½-3½.
There were halves for Yvonne and Mike Cawley, Sally and Andrew Dare and Stephanie and Chris Nixon.
The ladies’ friendly match teams fared no better away from home with losses to Kington and Broadway.
- Former The Worcestershire club champion Steven Lane won the prestigious Sandwell Arch Scratch Cup to take the West Midlands Stroke Play title at Sandwell Park. He carded scores of 73 and 75.
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