Fitting winners of Stan McCabe Trophy

Fitting winners of Stan McCabe Trophy

Fitting winners of Stan McCabe Trophy

First published in Sport

THERE were fitting winners of The Worcestershire Golf Club's Stan McCabe Trophy in Malvern Wells.

Andy McCabe, playing off a handicap of five, and his partner Phil Birch (6) claimed the silverware, which was donated by the former's mother Pauline in memory of his late father.

However, they had a fight on their hands, being the first of three pairs returning scores of 46 points in the better-ball stableford.

On count-back, Mark Groves (10) and Peter McNeil (13) took second place with Alan Boyd (13) and Bruce Duncan (10) third.

A good field of 49 ladies took part in a stableford competition for the Hollins Cup with Maureen Riley being a popular winner of the trophy with 40 points.

Joan Herbert followed closely behind on 39, while Brenda Jones secured third place on count-back as the best of five on 36.

Meanwhile, The Worcestershire’s teams struggled both at home and away in club matches.

The men’s ‘A’ team entertained top-of-the-table Sapey and had a disappointing day, losing 3½-2½.

The high points were wins for Birch and Mark Read (handicap four) by 5&4 and Steve Carter (12) and Dave Marshall (1) one-up.

Tom Howells (1) and ex-Sapey member Brian Kendall (12) secured a fine half, while there were losses for Andy Dunster (6) and Andy McCabe (5) one-down, Richard Sebok (6) and Steve Lane (+2) by 2&1 and Peter Lupino (0) and Andy Fleming (12) 3&2.

The ‘B’ team met a strong Droitwich side at home and, in a tight contest, an admirable fightback was required to secure a 3-3 draw.

Winners from The Worcestershire were Steve Bradshaw and Rob Merley and Josh Marshall and Pete Basten with Dave Jones and Bill Fahey’s final match win saving the day.

Meanwhile, a mixed team fared no better, losing 6-4 at Kings Norton.

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